COVID-19: ‘Toronto Vaccine Day’ clinic on track to set world record, officials say


A massive COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Scotiabank Arena is on track to set a world record Sunday, officials say.

“Toronto Vaccine Day” has seen 25,000 people book appointments to receive their shot at the arena and as a result, is on track to set a new worldwide single-day clinic record, City officials said in a news release Saturday.

The “Our Winning Shot” clinic got underway at 7 a.m. and is fully booked, though officials said there may be cancellations and urged people looking to receive a vaccine dose to regularly check the provincial booking system for possible openings.

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The event set to more than double the current Canadian record for most people vaccinated at a one-day clinic, which is 10,470.

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Toronto Board of Health Chair Joe Cressy said on Twitter that the world record for doses delivered at a clinic is 17,003 at the Texas Motor Speedway.

“We’re going to crush it,” he said.

For every 1,000 people who are vaccinated at Scotiabank Arena Sunday, a pair of Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs tickets will be given out.

To mark Toronto Vaccine Day, the Toronto sign at Nathan Phillips Square will be lit in pink.

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