This Sunday, May 23, the City of Toronto is partnering with University Health Network (UHN) to host a pop-up vaccination clinic in the Rotunda at City Hall, which can be accessed from Nathan Philips Square. UHN will operate the clinic starting at 10 a.m. The clinic will remain open until the 2,000 doses available are administered.
The clinic is open to all Toronto residents age 12 years and older who require their first vaccine dose. Those who are 12 years of age, must be at 12 years old as of May 23 to be eligible for a vaccine. As part of the Toronto Sprint Strategy to improve access to those most in need of vaccine, priority access will be given to people from Toronto hot spot postal codes but everyone is welcome to attend. No appointment is required for this drop-in clinic. To ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for everyone, those without OHIP cards are also welcome to attend and no proof of address is required.
If you attend the clinic and are from one of the 29 postal code areas prioritized in the Sprint Strategy, please bring proof of address for priority access. The prioritized postal codes are:
The pop-up vaccination clinic is being organized by the UHN Social Medicine Program, along with The Neighbourhood Organization and St. James Town Community Corner. The clinic is part of the ongoing Team Toronto effort to get as many residents vaccinated as quickly as possible based on available supply. Getting vaccinated protects individuals, their close contacts and the community.
Residents who are planning to attend the vaccination clinic are asked to wear a mask and maintain two metres (six feet) of physical distance from others, both inside City Hall and while on Nathan Philips Square.
Map of clinic locations across Toronto, including City-run facilities, pharmacies and hospitals.
Toronto, like all Ontario municipalities, is subject to a provincial Stay-at-Home order. Everyone in the city should be staying home except for essential reasons such as going out for groceries or exercise and being sure to stay as close to home as possible.
“We are working to get as many Toronto residents vaccinated as quickly as possible. This City Hall clinic in partnership with UHN is another example of the Team Toronto effort that is underway to get shots in arms. I encourage families with eligible children to come to the clinic on Sunday so they can get vaccinated and be protected. Thank you to everyone involved in organizing and operating this clinic and all the people involved in our vaccination efforts across the city.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Our commitment is making sure everyone in our city who wants a vaccine can easily and safely get one. That includes working with our hospital, health care, and community partners to expand access to vaccines. As more Torontonians are able to get their shot, we’ll get even closer to putting this pandemic behind us.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
“UHN is proud to join the City of Toronto and our community partners to bring vaccines closer to those who need it most. Vaccines play a critical role in keeping people safe and out of hospitals and along with public health measures will inevitably bring us to the end of this pandemic. The clinic is located in the heart of City Hall — a location that symbolizes our quest for improved quality of life, civic spirit and our care for one and other.”
– Dr. Kevin Smith, President and CEO, University Health Network
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