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    Over the next three weeks, vaccination clinics in Toronto will be adding hundreds of thousands of new appointments for residents. This comes after concerns about the spread of the Delta variant. Mayor John Tory made the announcement and said the new appointments will be available on the provincial booking site at 8 a.m. Tuesday and is intended for the weeks of July 5, 12, and 19.

    COVID-19 cases in Ontario have been dwindling as more and more people get vaccinated. But there are concerns that the Delta variant could cause a surge in cases as research suggests one dose of a vaccine is less effective against the variant. That is the reasoning for the sudden effort to get second doses into Ontarian’s arms. 

    Around 77 percent of adults in Ontario have received at least one shot and about 35 per cent are fully vaccinated. The additional appointments come hand in hand with the government’s decision to make all adults eligible to get a second dose earlier than scheduled. The Delta variant now makes up 69 per cent of Ontario’s new COVID-19 infections.

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