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Nearly 200,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto, city says | CBC News

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The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Toronto is nearing 200,000, according to city figures released on Saturday.

In a news release, the city said 197,155 doses have been administered, and that several clinics are underway on Saturday to vaccinate hospital and community-based healthcare workers who are in Phase 1 priority groups.

Clinics are being held at Unity Health Toronto, University Health Network, Michael Garron Hospital, Humber River Hospital, North York General Hospital, Scarborough Health Network and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

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The city said it expects to vaccinate upwards of 6,700 people across 15 clinics over the weekend. 

It’s unclear how many people have received the vaccine to date, given that some people who have received the vaccine already have received first and second doses.

The city has yet to respond to requests for clarification about the total number of Torontonians who have received the vaccine so far.

Canada approved the first single shot vaccine, from Johnson & Johnson, on Friday. 

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization recently recommended a longer maximum interval between first and second doses of the three two-shot COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada to increase the speed at which Canadians get vaccinated.

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Toronto’s population is more than 2.9 million.

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