COVID vaccine shortage closes Toronto clinics
COVID-19HealthNewsToronto Apr 14, 2021 Benedict Rhodes
Shortages of COVID-19 vaccines have forced two health networks in Toronto to limit or close their immunization clinics, the Globe and Mail reports.
Scarborough Health Network says it closed ts Centennial College and Centenary hospital clinics on Wednesday. Scarborough Health Network’s clinics were focusing on the vaccination of locals over the age of 50, all Indigenous adults, and healthcare workers. Also eligible at those locations are chronic home care clients, faith leaders, and people over 18 with high-risk health conditions.
According to the Globe and Mail, University Health Network also reported shortages and said registration is paused for adults over 18 who qualify for the vaccine-based on their postal code.
Both organizations will re-open when they receive more vaccines, according to their statement to the Globe. The facilities are now contacting everyone who was booked for an appointment before the shortages. Representatives for these organizations have said people will be able to book appointments as soon as they are supplied with enough doses of the vaccines.