Toronto clinic sets record, administers 26,000+ doses in one day

TORONTO — Toronto achieved a significant milestone in its vaccine campaign after 25,000 doses were administered at the Scotiabank Arena clinic Sunday, possibly setting a world record in shots given in a single day in one clinic.

The temporary mass immunization clinic set up inside the home of the Raptors and the Maple Leafs also broke the national and North American records, the city said.

A total of 26,771 doses were administered at Scotiabank Arena – 978 first doses and 25,793 second doses, according to officials. Of those who got vaccinated, 1,295 were youths and 25,476 were adults.

Dubbed “Our Winning Shot,” the event was held to encourage residents to get their first and second doses as a more infectious variant of COVID-19 becomes dominant in the province.

The city partnered with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Scotiabank, Michael Garron Hospital, and the University Health Network for the event.

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