Scarborough-Southwest MPP Doly Begum held a press conference Friday morning with Scarborough Health Community ER physician Dr. Lisa Salamon instructed the province to prioritize Scarborough for vaccinations. This comes correct days after SHN had to waste 10,000 vaccination appointments citing a lack of provide. Michael Garron Scientific institution also cancelled appointments slated for its mass immunization hospital at Thorncliffe Park Community Hub. Scarborough and Thorncliffe Park are amongst the most severely hit neighbourhoods in Toronto going through rising cases of COVID-19. Whereas the cancellations had been until Monday, April 19, Dr. Salamon says if vaccine provide is just not any longer prioritized for Scarborough, then further appointment cancellations are doable. “We’re a city in itself and since December we’ve been getting dregs and drabs of the vaccines,” she stated. “We desire the overwhelming majority of vaccines to be directed to Thorncliffe, Peel, Northwest Toronto, and Scarborough, they’re all being devastated.” Begum instructed the province to bring an “equitable quantity” of vaccines to Scarborough the attach the virus has spread with out note amongst obligatory staff and racialized communities. “What I’m seeing in ED, there are loads of obligatory staff, or their family,” Dr. Salamon stated. Begum also calls on the federal authorities to bring extra vaccine provide to Scarborough and totally different laborious hit communities within the province. Ontario reported 4,800 new cases on Friday, April 16.
MPP calls for Scarborough to receive ‘equitable quantity’ of COVID-19 vaccine