TORONTO –Starting next week, the city will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to people in Toronto's shelter system.
In a news release issued Sunday, Toronto Public Health confirmed that hospital and community health partners will start to vaccinate people experiencing homelessness, a group that has been identified by the province as a priority population during Phase 1 of the vaccination program.
The city intends to start with shelters at the highest risk of COVID-19 outbreaks and will continue the rollout as more doses arrive in Toronto.
"We are doing everything we can to support the provincial and federal government in the vaccine rollout. We are working to vaccinate those at highest risk in our city as quickly as possible," Mayor John Tory said in a written statement released Sunday.
"This work will ramp up in the coming weeks as we receive more vaccine from the Government of Canada and it …