COVID this week

COVID is on the ropes. There were 61 cases in Weston in the past three weeks, continuing a steep decline.

Immunization rates, however, appear to have nearly stalled. Only 1% of residents got a shot this week, and Weston trails almost all of the city. We have the sixth-fewest residents vaccinated per capita, out of 14o neighbourhoods. Mount Dennis is doing even worse, with the fourth-fewest people vaccinated.

COVID this week

COVID is in retreat.

There were 133 COVID cases in the past 21 day in Weston—a huge decline from this time last week, when there were 193, and a tremendous improvement over the peak, only three weeks ago, when there were 275 cases.

Weston still has fewer people vaccinated than the Toronto average, however. 51% of Westonians have received at least one shot, compared to 62% of the rest of the city.

Weston is in the bottom 8% neighbourhoods for vaccination rates. Mount Dennis’ vaccination rate is even worse, at 48%—in the bottom 5%.

COVID this week

The third wave continues to recede. Weston had 193 COVID cases in the past 21 days, down from 250 last week, and 275 the week before.

From the city

That’s the good news.

The bad news: Weston’s immunization rate remains below the city average, despite the pop-ups and community vaccination efforts. According to The Star, the city’s vaccination rate is 54% while Weston’s is 46%—in the bottom 25% of neighbourhoods.

Weston remains one of the worst-affected neighbourhoods in Toronto; we are have had the ninth-most cases per capita since the pandemic began, and we had the ninth-most cases in the past 21 days. There are 140 neighbourhoods in Toronto.

45+ can be vaccinated at Toronto mega-clinics

Hot-spot residents 45 and older can now book their vaccination at one of Toronto’s mass immunization sites, which should take some of the pressure off local pharmacies.

In other vaccination news, starting tomorrow, the Downsview clinic will be offering a pop-up clinic to all adults who live or work in Weston or Mount Dennis.

The clinic opens at 9, is drop-in only, and goes only until supply runs out. Bring proof of your address and comfortable shoes.

And, finally, West Park is trying something new: a short window for in-person pre-registration.

April 27 – West Park will be doing drop-in PRE-REGISTRATION at COMMUNITY PLACE HUB (1765 Weston Rd) on THURSDAY APRIL 29. 18+ Residents of M6M, M6N and M9N can pre-register, in person on Thursday, April 29 between 12 noon and 2pm for appointments on Friday, April 30 (Pfizer vaccine). Proof of address is required. We will have 300 appointments available for booking. 

West Park’s attempt at online registration did not go well last week.