Last updated: January 18, 2022 at 10:10 a.m.

Eligible people who live in Northwest Toronto neighbourhoods can get first, second, third or children’s doses at the Vax The Northwest clinic on Sunday, January 23 at York University’s Aviva Centre.

 

Pop-up clinic options in the city are very limited at the moment. Team Toronto resources have been dedicated to expanding capacity at the main City-run immunization clinics, as well as events such as Vax The Northwest and other strategies.

Throughout the pandemic, Toronto Public Health and Team Toronto partners have been bringing vaccines directly to workplaces, faith groups, organizations and communities that experience barriers to vaccination and low vaccine uptake. Mobile teams organized by Ontario Health Teams and Toronto Public Health have been offering vaccines for people experiencing homelessness, staying in shelters or visiting a drop-in program location.

For one day only, Team Toronto will be administering first, second, third and children’s (paediatric) COVID-19 vaccines in York University’s Aviva Centre.

  • When: Sunday, January 23 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Where: Aviva Centre at York University (1 Shoreham Drive, North York)
  • Who: People of all eligible ages from Northwest Toronto neighbourhoods, with a focus on neighbourhoods with lower vaccination rates
  • What: 1,000 appointments for first, second, third and children’s (paediatric) doses of COVID-19 vaccine

To book an appointment, use the Province’s online booking system (button below) or call 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). Note: when looking for Vax The Northwest in the online booking system, Northwest Toronto residents should search by postal code to ensure the clinic appears as an option, rather than searching all of Toronto.

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Team Toronto is working hard to make sure the clinic is accessible and caters to Northwest Toronto residents. The team has partnered with the TTC to have 15 dedicated buses running from 11 different community hubs to the clinic. Community ambassadors will also be promoting these bus routes to ensure people have an easy, accessible way to get to the clinic.

Vax The Northwest clinic information is available in Arabic, Farsi, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese – seven of the languages most spoken in the target communities. At the clinic, interpreters speaking key languages will be available, with additional translation capacity available by phone. People attending the clinic for vaccination are welcome to bring a support person to help with translation or any other needs.

Team Toronto is also reaching out to neighbourhoods close to York University through community agencies and established COVID-19 Vaccine Engagement Teams and ambassadors to promote the event, remove barriers to vaccination and encourage people to get vaccinated.

Read the news release.

A mobile school clinic model has been developed in partnership between Team Toronto partners, Toronto Public Health (TPH) and the city’s four public school boards. TPH is working to bring COVID-19 vaccinations or access to nearby vaccinations to all public schools in the city.

Parents/guardians and children will receive notice from their school when a clinic is hosted. Specific school vaccine clinic details will be sent in a letter from principals, for their school only.

Toronto Public Heath (TPH) is taking requests for pop-up vaccination clinics to come to your neighbourhood, workplace or other location to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.

Pop-up clinics are intended to serve a group, and not a single individual or household. Pop-up clinic requests should be made only by individuals who are authorized to make decisions on behalf of the organization, such as:
Type of Setting
Authorized Individuals
Apartment Buildings/Condos Property Manager
Congregate Living (e.g. group homes, correctional facilities, assisted living facilities, etc.) General Manager or equivalent
Community / Social Service Agency General Manager or equivalent
Long Term Care Homes / Retirement Homes General Manager or equivalent
Schools/Universities/Learning Centres School Director / Principal
Shelters/ Drop-in Centres General Manager or equivalent
Sports / Recreation Events Lead event organizer
Religious Settings Congregation leader / Clergy
Workplace (e.g. Manufacturing, Construction, Office setting, Food Sector, Retail, Recreational, Personal Service Settings, etc.) Employer / Owner / General Manager or equivalent

How to Request a Mobile Clinic

An authorized individual may complete and submit the online request form. Please ensure that your contact information is entered correctly. Submitting the form serves as confirmation of your willingness to host the mobile clinic.

Note: Though requests are being accepted, public access supported clinic requests are temporarily on pause. TPH is working with hospital partners to look towards future community based public clinics.

Request a pop-up clinic

After You Submit Your Request

TPH staff will call or email you within three business days to confirm the details of your request and any additional information required. If your request is accepted, TPH will work with you to collaboratively plan the clinic. It is expected that you will take a lead role in promoting the clinic as part of the planning process.