April 15 Town Hall Questions

Provide your questions for the April 15 vaccination town hall below. Questions can also be asked during the event. 

  • Christopher Dart
    commented 2021-04-15 18:56:44 -0400
  • Christopher Dart
    commented 2021-04-15 18:46:38 -0400
    The Ministry of Health is very vague as to what counts as a developmental disability for vaccination purposes. Specifically people with ADHD are being turned away from clinics (William Osler Humber site) in spite of ADHD being classified as a developmental disability by the CDC, Government of Ontario, Canadian Pediatric Society, DSM 5 etc, and the fact that studies show people with ADHD are more likely to get COVID and have worse outcomes. The Ministry site only says “(eg. Down Syndrome)” for an example, but eg. means it is an example, not a definitive list. Is there an official list of what is and isn’t a disability, if so, is ADHD on it?
  • Jody Todd
    commented 2021-04-15 16:07:37 -0400
    When I pre registered for the AstraZeneca before the age limit ,I was age 53 with high blood .I am on medical leave from the school due to covid 19 but checked educator as well.

    I am now trying to pre register with uhn but not sure if hypertension with end organ damage is the correct category? I am still waiting for a letter from the school board as I work in a high risk school M6H and live in M6P

    Second question

    My daughter works at Parkdale library and is concerned that they will be over looked in Phase to again she lives in M6P.
  • caroline van belleghem
    commented 2021-04-15 15:55:50 -0400
  • Elaine H.
    commented 2021-04-15 12:43:01 -0400
    Am thoroughly confused. I pre-registered for 18-49 group with UHN prior to them halting registrations (M6H zone). Today I received an email from [email protected] about being identified by local PHU as being eligible for COVID shot with a specific invitation code and event ID. Do I ignore this email because I am pre-registered with UHN or is this email as a result of my pre-registration with UHN or ? I don’t want to waste resources and time with duplication but, like everyone else, am anxious and want to make sure I do get my appointment for vaccine being in a priority zone. My understanding is I am supposed to work via Toronto booking system(s) rather than provincial so getting this email is THOROUGHLY confusing.
  • Maria Brum
    commented 2021-04-15 10:16:31 -0400
    I would like to know how will people who have current allergies to other vaccines, be dealt with,what kind of provision are there if any?
  • Maria Brum
    commented 2021-04-15 10:12:03 -0400
  • Kesa Kana
    commented 2021-04-15 08:39:45 -0400
    Toronto is the largest population city in whole Canada. But the vaccine system functions are very slow in Toronto. This week another shortage of vaccines and more than 10000 appointments cancel. Through Our councilor website information we can’t book a vaccine by online or phone in our local hospitals. Even we are live in high priority list. My employer don’t care about my health issues or health risks they want to returned to work immediately or quite my job my self. What type of humanity situation currently in Toronto? 😢
  • Cher Blackwood
    commented 2021-04-15 08:15:54 -0400
    1. Why are we waiting 4mths to give people 2nd dosage when in the US it is only 3 weeks???. Are we waiting on most of the population to get at least one dosage first, this PUZZLES ME A LOT (I hope this is ot the case trying to make sense of it)


    2. Also UHN says our Portal Code M6E can register, now they speak of overwhelmin registrationg, Why is Vaccine roll out being halted in Canada, other countries are getting it right, what is happening to us. When Can I get Vaccinated (I live and work from home in M6E Hot spot/catchment zone and between 18 nd 49?? We need some Answers.


    3. Also Why Vaccine clinics in our Zone is not available on our Councilor’s website ??
  • Cher Blackwood
    commented 2021-04-15 08:08:02 -0400
  • Maiuran Sivakumar
    commented 2021-04-15 07:12:44 -0400
    Can you explain how you’re communicating mobile vaccination sites in our ‘hot spot’ communities outside of vaguely describing it as ‘local advertising’? I stay at home, how am I supposed to know where to go for my vaccination if it isn’t even posted in my own own councillors website? I have yet to see as simple as a flyer in my mail or a geo-targeted post on my social media. What are you doing?
  • Everaldo Trindade
    commented 2021-04-14 18:22:40 -0400
    I am 48 years old. I am not Canadian Citizen, I don’t have Health Insurance, SIN here and I live here in Toronto for 4 years.

    How can I do to get my vaccination according my age?

    Thank in advanced if you can give an answer for my question.

    Another concern that I have:

    How will be the vaccination plan for all illegal immigrants here???

    Att. Trindade – 647 633 2067
  • Everaldo Trindade
    commented 2021-04-14 18:21:22 -0400
    I am 48 years old. I am not Canadian Citizen, I don’t have Health Insurance, SIN here and I live here in Toronto for 4 years.

    How can I do to get my vaccination according my age?

    Thank in advanced if you can give an answer for my question.

    Another concern that I have:

    How will be the vaccination plan for all illegal immigrants here???

    Att. Trindade – 647 633 2067
  • Grace Mandarano
    commented 2021-04-14 17:16:26 -0400
    It was announced that workplaces in hot spot postal codes would have the opportunity to get employees vaccinated starting this week. Upon closer inspection, it seems you need to be a financial giant (read: Amazon, Cargill, etc.) to BUY your workplace vaccination clinic or else wait for a mobile vaccination site to come through your neighborhood. Based on how bookings were (mis)managed for 18-49s in those postal codes this week, I imagine that mobile vaccination bus isn’t coming by any time soon. How do you justify allowing large processing and distribution centres to buy skip-the-line vaccinations for employees they abused throughout the pandemic by forcing them into crowded working conditions, ignoring all public health protocols, all the while leaving businesses who spent enormous time, money, and effort to follow protocols trailing behind? We need to stop fearing the coming of a 2-tier health system in Ontario. It’s already here. I want to know what you will do for people who work in M6M, which has been a COVID hot spot throughout the pandemic for businesses who can’t pay for access?
  • Run Berg
    commented 2021-04-14 16:02:10 -0400
    My question is if there are going to be an outdoor vaccine center with pre-register option in the community for those who don’t want to take public transit. Also images from the current centers are very concerning as people don’t keep distance. It’s kind of missing the point of a safe process.
  • Run Berg
    commented 2021-04-14 15:58:51 -0400
  • Lara M.
    commented 2021-04-14 14:03:43 -0400
    Thank you for hosting this forum and for your tireless efforts throughout the pandemic. My question is about vaccine supply. We are hearing today that many of these hotspot clinics will have to close or have already closed due to lack of supply. What efforts is the city making to secure reliable vaccine supply? Can you explain how the process works?
  • Elana Rosen
    commented 2021-04-13 14:42:01 -0400
    in your community there are a number of childcare centres that have been mandated to remain open, require staff to attend work to services the families in this community. I would like to hear how you are advocated for All the early childhood educators, support staff in our centre to get the vaccinated and continue to provide care for the children

    staff work in the Hot Zone may not necessarily live in it but are here longer then they are in their homes and putting themselves at risk EVERY day to travel to work and services the community you represent
  • Flora Venezia
    commented 2021-04-13 10:07:49 -0400
    I would like to know why the special needs students are going back to school when teachers and support staff are just now getting vaccinated? Doesn’t it take the vaccine two weeks to be affective? Doesn’t the province want the number of cases to lower? Every child deserves an education !but it does not mean putting their lives at risk and the people that care for them!
  • Josephine Guidolin
    commented 2021-04-13 09:53:11 -0400
    There seems to be a tremendous disconnect between what the provincial government is saying for 18+ residents to get vaccinated in hot spot areas (by postal code), what the media proclaims and what is actually present on the covid booking website for Toronto. The age category has been stuck on 50/55+ for almost 4 weeks now. I work in healthcare behind the scenes and I’ve seen my colleagues across peel and durham and york regions get their vaccinations sooner and in a more organized fashion than what we’re witnessing right now in Toronto. I’ve delayed my vaccine and waited for my age group to come up even though I could go the route of a healtcare provider because I believe there are more important demographics that need the vaccine before me but I’m truly disappointed in the coordination efforts in Toronto – we call ourselves a world class city but who’s running the show here? We obviously do not have the correct people at the table. And it’s been made abundantly clear the Hillier was not the right person for the job. The trickle down effect of poor delegation and organization is creating panic and urgency among citizens which you can imagine will only get worse unless TO gets it’s act together. We’ve all heard first hand how people book multiple appointments to ensure their first dose sooner or even try to get their second dose. Help us understand what’s going on and what the plan is going forward becuase more of this type of abhorrent behviour will continue if transparency is not given by the government.
  • Max D.
    commented 2021-04-13 08:46:28 -0400
    The CDC in the US recommends based on clinical trials no more than a 3 or 4 week wait time between Pfizer and Moderna’s second dose respectively yet Health Canada says Canadians can wait up to 12 weeks for their second dose, why the huge difference ?
  • Jose Pombeiro
    commented 2021-04-13 03:35:33 -0400
    Covid-19… As a concerned person… I am not sure about all of the Vaccines that are available… I am interested in finding out… When will the Canadian made vaccine be ready for administering to Canadians…?
  • Micky Carrier
    commented 2021-04-13 00:49:13 -0400
    I recently moved the M6K2P8 from Alberta last month. I do not yet have my Ontario drivers license or ohip card as I just arrived and need to wait the 3 month wait period to apply for OHIP. What do I need to bring for

    proof of residency? Is a lease sufficient or a recent bill such as a cell phone? Thank you
  • Micky Carrier
    commented 2021-04-13 00:49:13 -0400
    I recently moved the M6K2P8 from Alberta last month. I do not yet have my Ontario drivers license or ohip card as I just arrived and need to wait the 3 month wait period to apply for OHIP. What do I need to bring for

    proof of residency? Is a lease sufficient or a recent bill such as a cell phone? Thank you
  • Micky Carrier
    commented 2021-04-13 00:46:11 -0400
  • Tony Laviola
    commented 2021-04-12 23:12:40 -0400
    I just received my appointment for my second shot of the Pfizer in 4 months time! Recommended time interval to get the second shot according to trials Was about a month later. Tonight even CNN spoke about their “poor cousins to the north”. who have fallen so far short of the race to get citizens vaccinated. Why weren’t we better prepared when we knew this was going to happen well ahead of the event? We don’t have enough doses we’re told. Why do Canadians get treated like third class citizens?
  • Jennifer Ferrari
    commented 2021-04-12 22:22:37 -0400
    What are the differences between the 3 vacines available as to how they work in the body.
  • James Snetsinger
    commented 2021-04-12 19:00:24 -0400
    I was very grateful to participate in the AZ “pilot” with Shoppers Drug Mart for my first shot. I understand we are to wait 16 weeks for the second shot, but since there was no date filled in on the receipt, how will I know it’s my turn for my booster?


    Thank you.
  • Michael Strathmore
    commented 2021-04-12 18:54:26 -0400
  • Michael Strathmore
    commented 2021-04-12 18:54:00 -0400

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