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Community groups and large employers will be enlisted by Ontario to help organize COVID-19 vaccine clinics for residents aged 18 and older in “high risk” settings within virus hot spots.

Premier Doug Ford announced the new details Tuesday at a pop-up clinic in Toronto run by one of the faith-based organizations that will help with the immunization effort in 114 neighbourhoods hit hard by the virus.

Mobile teams and pop-up clinics will be used - first in certain postal codes in Toronto and Peel Region - and the government said individuals can contact their local health units for details.

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Appointments will not be available through the provincial booking portal.

The specifics come days after Ford first announced that the 18 and older age group in those priority communities would be eligible to get a shot.

Residents had voiced frustration at the lack of detail but Ford denied that the plan, with its multiple layers, was confusing.

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