Toronto hospital CEO says COVID-19 vaccines are running low ahead of clinics

TORONTO — The CEO of a Toronto hospital running COVID-19 vaccination clinics says the facility will run out of shots today and urgently needs more.

The University Health Network executive made the plea on social media ahead of thousands of immunization appointments scheduled for this weekend.

Kevin Smith says 3,000 people are booked per day to receive the immunization on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Premier Doug Ford has warned in recent days that the province was going to run out of vaccines if it did not receive another shipment soon.

Ontario said earlier this week that all long-term care residents, workers and essential caregivers in COVID-19 hot spots will be vaccinated by Jan. 21.

The province said Thursday it had immunized 72,631 people against the virus.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 8, 2021. 

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