Toronto to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine clinic operations in response to Omicron River outbreak
On April 1, 2020, the Ontario government launched a new COVID-19 vaccine clinic operating at the Toronto Vaccine Clinic (TVC). The clinic will serve as a central facility for accessing COVID-19 vaccine that was shipped to Ontario. It will facilitate the delivery of pandemic vaccines to patients and the return of the vaccines to the supply chain.
The clinic will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting April 3, 2020 at 7 a.m. and will be staffed entirely by Ontario Health Care for which the Ontario Health Coalition will be providing staff, services and support in both human and material terms for the duration of the pandemic.
Provincial Health Minister Christine Elliott announced the TVC in an April 1, 2020 news release through the Ontario Ministry of Health. She also indicated that the government has committed to bringing an Ontario-based vaccine supply chain in place to allow for the continued supply of COVID-19 vaccine from the provincial stock.
A pandemic vaccine clinic will be a central facility for accessing COVID-19 vaccine that was shipped to Ontario. It will facilitate the delivery of pandemic vaccines to patients and the return of the vaccines to the supply chain.
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This story has been updated with additional information about the clinic and the pandemic vaccine that was shipped to Ontario.
Health Minister Christine Elliott’s recent statements about the TVC, in response to questions from reporters, including the one from our own Ben O’Donnell, are as follows:
Q: Why was the TVC launched?
A: It’s important to make sure that we have as many people as possible in the best possible position for receiving and accessing COVID-19 vaccine. We are now also announcing that we will be bringing an