Toronto neighborhoods that have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic also have some of the lowest vaccination rates

But according to ICES data, broken down by postal code, the wealthiest and least-at-risk neighborhoods rank among those where the most residents roll up their sleeves

In the Jane and Finch neighborhood in the northwest corner of the city, a neighborhood with high concentrations of poverty and multigenerational households, just over 5% of residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine It marks the lowest rate of any neighborhood in the city

Compare that to the affluent Moore Park area of ​​Midtown Toronto, near St Clair and Mount Pleasant, where just over 22% of residents have received at least one dose

Dr Andrew Boozary, executive director of social medicine at the University Health Network, says systemic discrimination has led to the gap and data shows the same story of two pandemics in the rescue arena

Tom Rakocevic, NDP MP for Humber River-Black Creek, which includes Jane and Finch area, says it’s unacceptable and urges Ford government to immediately vaccinate hard-hit communities

The province provided details on the phase 2 of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout on Tuesday, announcing that people aged 60 and over can start making vaccine appointments through the online portal at from wednesday

The Ford government has also released a list of postal codes where vaccines will be available to anyone 50 years of age and older in COVID-19 hotspots and which includes the hardest hit areas in Toronto and the Greater Toronto

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