We are now one year into this pandemic. It’s been an incredibly difficult year for everyone and for many it has been tragic. The vaccine roll-out is happening and the one millionth Ontarian recently received their vaccination. We are still several months away, but we are approaching the end of this.
Toronto Public Health has just rolled out a new tool where people can pre-register for their vaccine appointment. After registering you will receive a follow up call to book your vaccine when the time comes.
Right now Toronto Public Health is only accepting pre-registrations for people 80 years and older, high-priority healthcare workers, and Indigenous adults. A person can pre-register themselves or have a family member or friend help them.
You can access the tool here: https://vaccineto.ca/landing
Or you an call them at 1-888-385-1910
I hope that this news lifts your spirits and that we can all get vaccinated soon. MPP Morrison is continuing to push the government for greater clarity on when other groups can expect to be prioritized.
To keep updated on the latest news about the vaccine rollout, check these links regularly:
- Ontario: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/getting-covid-19-vaccine-ontario
- Toronto Public Helath: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/
Do you have an experience about tenant rights that you want to share with MPP Suze Morrison? Let us know here!
You can now connect with MPP Suze Morrison and your neighbours on my new podcast, Stories for Change.
I support MPP Andrea Horwath's proposals for $2000 in emergency income for everyone who has lost work or hours due to this pandemic, and for tenants who have lost income to receive an 80% rent-subsidy up to $2,500.
My Office has also put together these pages about some of the concerns we hear most:
- What supports are being provided by Government?
- What income support is the province providing?
- What happens if I am threatened with an eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic?
- Toronto.ca/coronavirus: Information from Toronto Public Health on local cases, how to protect yourself and where to seek further medical support.
- Ontario.ca/coronavirus: Information from Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care — find out how to protect yourself, what to do if you’re sick and how to recognize possible symptoms. Updated twice daily, in 30 languages.
- Canada.ca/coronavirus: Information from the Government of Ontario and the Public Health Agency of Canada — updates on the national response, travel advice and preparedness.
- Travel.gc.ca: Important travel advisories and restrictions related to COVID-19, from the Government of Canada.
- Telehealth Ontario: For medical advice, you may contact Telehealth Ontario, a free, confidential service — telephone: 1-866-797-0000
Toronto Public Health Hotline: Telephone: 416-338-7600 [Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays). Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Translation is available in many languages.] Email: [email protected]