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City of Toronto partners with volunteer group to share COVID-19 vaccine information

The City of Toronto is partnering with a volunteer group to share information about COVID-19 vaccination appointments. 

City staff say they will share information about next-day appointment availability at the end of each day with the group Vaccine Hunters Canada, which runs a popular Twitter page and website.

The group tweets out information about which clinics and pharmacies have open appointments to receive COVID-19 vaccines across Canada. 

The Twitter account boasts nearly 200,000 followers. 

Ontario’s government has faced sharp criticism for what many describe as a confusing vaccine booking system with a dearth of centralized information. 

The work of Vaccine Hunters Canada, meanwhile, has been praised by the likes of the nation’s chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 28, 2021.

The Canadian Press