Last updated: January 14, 2022 at 5:31 p.m.

Book a COVID-19 vaccine at a City-run or hospital immunization clinic using the Province’s registration system or by calling 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). Vaccines are also available at pop-up clinics, pharmacies and some family doctors.

Anyone 18 years of age or older whose second dose was at least 84 days (three months) ago is eligible for a booster vaccine. Everyone aged 5 and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Children must be at least 5 years old at the time of vaccination.

 

The Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan offers transportation services to people who may be unable to access or afford existing transportation options to get to their vaccination clinic.

Transportation through the City’s community ride partners is available to seniors, people with disabilities and others who have underlying conditions that put them at greater risk from COVID-19 and/or render them unable to safely access other modes of transportation.

This program is intended for those who have no other options for transportation to vaccination clinics.

Residents are encouraged to help their family members, friends and neighbours with arranging for their vaccination and providing a ride to their local clinic.

Book a Ride to and from Your Vaccination

  1. Book your vaccination appointment at a clinic location.
  2. Contact the transportation program in your area to arrange for a ride to and from your appointment. Appointments for rides should be booked no later than 48 hours before your vaccination time. Availability is limited and rides are not guaranteed.
  • If you live in central Toronto or Etobicoke, visit Toronto Ride or call 416-481-5250.Toronto Ride boundaries for vaccine clinics are:
    • highway 401 to the north
    • the Lake to the south
    • Etobicoke Creek / Highway 427 to the west
    • Victoria Park to the east.
    • areas within Etobicoke that are outside the above listed boundaries
  • If you live in north Toronto, visit iRide or call 1-844-474-3301. iRide boundaries for vaccine clinics are:
    • Steeles Ave to the north
    • John St. to the north
    • St. Clair Ave West to the south
    • Dufferin St./Allen to the west
    • Don Valley Parkway to the east.
  • If you live in Scarborough, visit Scarborough Ride or call 416-736-9372. Scarborough Ride boundaries for vaccine clinics are:
    • Steeles to the north
    • the Lake to the south
    • Victoria Park to the west
    • Pickering/Scarborough Border to the east.

A support person or family member can accompany you on the ride, if needed.

Note that transportation vehicles are not accessible and clients should be able to step into the vehicles (with assistance). There will be approximately one hour between drop off at the vaccination clinic and pick up after the appointment.

Transportation is delivered through a collaborative network of City and Ministry of Health funded community not-for-profit agencies that provide rides to vaccination clinics such as City-run immunization clinics, hospitals or pharmacies.

OSDP and Ontario Works

People who receive social assistance may be eligible for medical transportation funds to help cover costs of travel to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. Social assistance recipients should contact their caseworker to access transportation funds they may be eligible for.

Uber Canada and TTC Support

In 2021, Uber Canada made a generous donation of voucher codes for individual rides. The vouchers were distributed to a network of partner community organizations to provide to people who have no transportation options, live in communities with high rates of COVID-19, who have challenges travelling to be vaccinated, as well as for some people with disabilities. Uber Canada vouchers expire July 31, 2022.

In partnership with the TTC, the City distributed 15,000 TTC ride vouchers through a network of partner community agencies across Toronto to provide to people who cannot afford transit fare, with no-cost rides to and from vaccination sites.

Wheel-Trans Rides to City Immunization Clinics

Existing Wheel-Trans customers can book rides to and from their vaccine appointments by calling Wheel-Trans Reservations at 416-393-4222, seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. or online at the Wheel-Trans Self-Booking.

Customers who qualify for Wheel-Trans service, and would like to arrange a trip to and from their vaccination, can apply by calling Wheel-Trans Customer Service at 416-393-4111, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wheel-trans will be reaching out to its approximately 26,000 customers regarding this initiative via email blast, a bulletin on its booking website and a recorded message on its Customer Service line.