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Woodbine Racetrack opens pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic to all Toronto hot spot residents

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Woodbine Racetrack has opened its pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic to all Toronto hot spots for residents and some workers in specific areas.

The clinic at 55 Rexdale Blvd. originally opened Wednesday for the Rexdale Community for the postal codes M9V, M9R and M9W. However, by Wednesday afternoon, Unity Health Toronto tweeted about the widening of eligibility.

The clinic is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (or until supply runs out) on Thursday and Friday.

The clinic was originally opened to all hot spot residents and workers on Thursday, however, just after noon Unity Health Toronto tweeted it had to cut back eligibility down. It began to accept those who live in hot spots and only those who work in M9R, M9V or M9W.

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The clinic is also open to frontline essential workers who provide daily care to horses stabled at Woodbine Racetrack.

“These workers are critical to the wellbeing of more than 1,000 horses and obviously cannot work from home. Many of them live in dormitories on our property and in the surrounding areas,” said Lawson.

With files from The Canadian Press

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