With an uptick in vaccine deliveries to Ontario, the provincial government is introducing mobile vaccination clinics that will visit workplaces throughout Toronto, Peel and York Regions.
These clinics will visit businesses and organizations with employees who cannot work from home and have a history of outbreaks. It is expected five mobile units will roll out as of May 7, with an expansion up to 15 units once the program is fully established.
“The new mobile units for at-risk businesses are another step in our efforts to get more people in priority areas vaccinated as conveniently and as quickly as possible,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. “These mobile units are designed to be rapidly deployed to a diversity of small to medium-sized workplaces and will help strengthen our capacity to reach areas where the need is greatest.”
In addition to the mobile clinics, the province says several larger companies have or are in the process of introducing employer-led vaccination clinics. These companies include Maple Leaf Foods, Maple Lodge Farms, and Amazon Canada. A workplace vaccination clinic will also be operationalized at the Ontario Food Terminal, the largest wholesale fruit and produce distribution centre in Canada, starting May 10.
As of May 6, 2021 at 8 a.m., the province will expand booking eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine appointments to individuals aged 50 and over, individuals with high-risk health conditions, Group One of people who cannot work from home and, in addition to the other channels previously available to book their appointment, First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals. Appointments can be booked through the provincial booking system and booking line or directly through public health units that use their own booking system.