Unable to appreciate the exploitation of their maple leaves in the series, the Torontonians were massively invited to the Scotiabank arena on Sunday afternoon, breaking a North American or world vaccination record.
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A mega-vaccination clinic, which allows vaccinations until May 31, is set in the center of the arena, where on May 31, Montreal saw the removal of leaves at the hands of Canadians leading to frost. Hundreds of vaccination tables.
More than 800 volunteers and more than 400 people are participating in the mass vaccination drive as part of Toronto Prevention Day, which aims to mobilize the population, said Toronto Mayor John Tory.
The city said more than 6,000 drugs had already been administered by 12:30 p.m. The Torontonians continued to show up at the center in the afternoon, beating the North Americans, otherwise setting a world record for quantities delivered to a venue in a single day.
“Just like that … while 17,004 Govt-19 vaccines have been administered so far in the Scotiabung arena, the North American record of vaccines administered in a single clinic has been broken in a single day,” the city of Toronto said on its Twitter account at 5 p.m.
Toronto City Council Public Health Officer Joe Grace said Saturday on Twitter that the clinic, which was installed with 17,003 vaccines at Motor Speedway in Texas, previously set world records.
The vaccine did not stop there because the public health official confirmed that more than 20,000 doses had been allocated just before 6:30 p.m.
Mayor Tory, who wanted to set a precedent, also received his second dose Sunday morning.
“I am so grateful to the more than 1,500 people who prepared for Toronto’s Immunization Day,” the mayor said.
The Canadian metropolitan public transport service offered its service free of charge to people who were going to be vaccinated on Sunday.