Scotiabank Arena to host mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic for young kids Dec. 12
TORONTO — The Toronto Argonauts football club will hold a free mass vaccination clinic and COVID-19 testing campaign in front of Scotiabank Arena on Dec. 12.
The public is encouraged to come to the clinic at 5:30 p.m. for the mass vaccination clinic or at 7:30 p.m. for testing.
For more information on the clinic or online registration, visit the Argonauts website. Click here for more information on the COVID-19 testing campaign.
Also, visit the Argo website for updates and information about the Argos, Argos Cares and community events.
The club has received numerous inquiries from individuals wanting to be tested for COVID-19. In the meantime, the tests are currently being taken from people who have already been tested as part of the ongoing community screening efforts, said a statement this afternoon.
The club is now working with Dr. David Beattie, director of the department of disease control at Public Health Ontario, and the province’s public health laboratories to make a supply of the test kits, which are the best way to ensure that they are available to the people who need them.
The Argonauts have also reached out to the Public Health Agency of Canada to request that all samples be sent to the agency’s COVID-19 lab in Winnipeg for testing.
We have been working with the team here to make sure we are able to support our game-day public health measures in partnership with our physicians and scientists in order to get people vaccinated and get them tested, said a statement by the club.
The Argonauts are also working with the Ontario Ministry of Health in order to take steps to ensure the players are screened and tested for COVID-19 and can resume practicing.
In the meantime, the team has taken all precautions to ensure the safety of the players and the people around the arena and will continue to monitor the situation.
“The last few days, the team and our staff have been doing everything possible to ensure the health and well-being of our players and of our fans,” said the statement