There is a limited supply of vaccines in Ontario at this time. As a proof-of concept clinic with a small supply of allocated vaccine doses, the goal of the clinic was to test and adjust immunization clinic plans in a non-hospital setting to ensure safety and increase efficiency before wider and larger-scale immunization efforts were rolled out.
On January 19, 2021, the Province of Ontario directed the City of Toronto to immediately pause its proof-of-concept immunization clinic at the end of the day. This was due to vaccine supply shortages announced by the Government of Canada. We continue to work with health sector partners and the Ministry of Health to prepare our plans for the wider roll-out of immunization clinics when additional vaccine supply is available.