Scotiabank Arena to host mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for young kids Dec. 12
Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena will be the venue for the first Mass “Pregnancy” Community Vaccination Clinic for young kids, taking place Dec. 12 when the COVID-19 pandemic is still under control in the Greater Toronto Area.
The event will help provide children with vaccines and other health care items as well as information and resources on staying healthy and handling any medical complications that come with being pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As COVID-19 continues to ravage our communities, Scotiabank Arena has partnered with Health Canada to make this clinic a reality,” said Markham St. Joseph’s, chief marketing officer for the Bank of Canada. “This community event is another important initiative we are announcing to help keep our communities safe as we take the fight to COVID-19.”
The clinic will be free of charge for Scotiabank Arena and the Canadian Red Cross members who will be on site. Scotiabank Arena staff will provide information and resources to help people understand what is involved in becoming pregnant during this time and how to safely prevent COVID-19 transmission to their fetuses.
Scotiabank Arena has a long history of supporting family events and supporting the community during a crisis. In recent years, the stadium has hosted a variety of free events, including Family Life Canada Expo, Children and Youth Expo, and the City of Toronto Fair.