All Westonians will be eligible for a vaccine

It looks like all Westonians and Mount Denizens will be prioritized for vaccination. The details and timeline are not yet clear, but the province has said that mobile vaccination teams and pop-up clinics will come to “highly impacted neighbourhoods” and will give vaccinations “to individuals aged 18 and over.”

The mobile vaccination teams will visit “congregate settings, residential buildings, faith-based locations, and locations occupied by large employers”. It appears that the clinics will serve the rest of the community at faith-based locations and community centres.

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Those 50+ will also be able to get vaccinated at the city’s clinics starting on Friday; until now they’d only been vaccinated locally.

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COVID this week

The number of COVID cases continues to climb in Weston, up to 83 in the past three weeks, from 79 last week.

Weston has been one of the worst-affected communities in Toronto, and our infection rate remains high: over the past 21 days, we were the ninth-worst affected neighbourhood in Toronto. (There are 140 neighbourhoods.)

If there is a silver lining, it is that the fatality rate across the city has been falling as the elderly have been getting their shots.

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The province’s website is incorrectly directing Westonians to a distant Etobicoke pharmacy as it begins the first stages of public vaccination.

Ontario will start vaccinating people between 60 and 64 this week (skipping people between 65 and 79, because the approved AstraZeneca vaccine has not been tested on that group).

But while the website has an entry for Weston, the only pharmacy listed there is actually in Etobicoke and is more than 5 km away from Weston.

The Toronto entry does, however, have several Weston pharmacies within walking distance. Using the “Search By Postal Code” function pulls them up.