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April 8 Vaccine updates

Despite daily pleas from the Taxi industry asking Ontario to list drivers as a priority group in Phase Two of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, this did not occur as part of the April 7 announcement.

However, as more vaccine shipments are received and distributed and the age group to be vaccinated has been lowered to 50, a large number of professional drivers will now qualify simply by virtue of their age.

In areas deemed “hot spots,” the age for vaccination at a mobile clinic has been lowered to 18.

Beck Taxi immediately offered its facilities as a vaccination centre as Beck’s Operations Manager Kristine Hubbard tweeted:

“Our office is in a hot spot postal code. We have a big parking lot. We run a 24hr dispatch centre and could host taxi drivers. Let’s gooooo.”

At the time of posting, Road Warrior News is still waiting for the chart below to become available with an online link:

You can visit the City of Toronto’s interactive vaccine map by clicking here.

Find out if you are eligible to book an appointment visiting Ontario’s Vaccine Information Centre by clicking here.