Toronto to focus more on vaccination teachers and children in coming days
With the recent lockdown in place, Ontario is ramping up efforts to get more education workers and students vaccinated. This move is done keeping in mind the reopening of schools on January 17, which was initially planned to reopen on January 5.
Toronto Mayor John Tory on Thursday, January 6, said that four vaccination clinics with priority to education workers will be scheduled in two city-run vaccination clinics on Sunday and January 16.
This effort will help more than 3,500 education workers get vaccinated as soon as possible,” said Tory.
Furthermore, about 27 clinics are planned especially for school workers over the next two weeks to help get students, their families, and teachers vaccinated at the earliest.
Toronto Public Health is deploying more staff to focus more on getting students and teachers immunized against Covid-19. This step has been taken when there is news of children and infants being hospitalized and facing complications due to Covid-19 infections.
In a press conference on Thursday, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, said that it might be too early to predict anything at this point. The doctor said it is early to conclude whether the infections in children are because of more Omicron infected patients in the surrounding area or whether this variant is more likely to affect children’s health.