The City and team Toronto partners continue to work to make COVID-19 vaccines accessible to residents, through city-run clinics and mobile clinics in areas where they live, work and play. Part of this effort includes the first day of clinic operations at Woodbine Mall today.
The Woodbine clinic is now open from Tuesday to Saturday each week, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. for walk-in appointments for first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccines. This clinic joins existing City-operated COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Cloverdale Mall, Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Scarborough Town Centre, all which remain open and continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines. More information about city-run clinics can be found here: COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated/
Residents can also continue to receive their COVID-19 vaccines at mobile clinics. This week, Toronto Public Health (TPH) and healthcare partners will be hosting a number of clinics including the following that are open to the public:
• Avondale Park, 15 Humberstone Dr., September 22 from 4 to 8 p.m.
• Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas St. W., September 23 from 1 to 5:30 p.m.
• Stock Yards Village, September 23 and 24, 1 to 8 p.m.
A full list of public COVID-19 vaccine clinics can be found online here : COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Toronto
As of September 20 at 8 a.m., a total of 4,681,337 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto since the start of the vaccination campaign. There were 38,953 doses administered between September 13 to September 19, which includes 15,766 first doses, and 23,187 second doses.
According to TPH’s vaccine dashboard updated this morning, 79.3 per cent of residents 12 and older are fully vaccinated after receiving two doses and 84.9 per cent of eligible residents have initiated their first vaccine dose. Residents who did not receive their vaccines in Ontario are encouraged to register their vaccination here:COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated
The vaccine remains the best protection against serious illness, hospitalization, or death. TPH continues to encourage residents to start their vaccination series if they have not already done so, or complete their vaccination series by getting their second dose. TPH also recommends that residents take precautions to continue protecting themselves and the public by staying at home when sick, practising physical distancing and wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible.
Starting tomorrow, Torontonians will need to provide proof of vaccination to access certain indoor public settings and facilities, under the provincial requirements. In order to enter these establishments, an individual must be fully vaccinated, meaning they have received:
• a full series of COVID-19 vaccine authorities by Health Canada, any combination of such vaccines;
• one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada; or
• three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada
The COVID-19 reopening guide for Toronto residents provides at-a-glance guidance information on what is required of patrons and businesses in the province’s roadmap to reopen. More information can be seen here COVID-19: Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents
Residents must have received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago to be considered fully vaccinated.
Residents can print or download their vaccination receipt from the provincial booking portal (COVID-19 vaccine booking support). Proof of vaccination is not required in settings providing essential services such as retail stores, grocery stores or where people receive medical care or supplies
To support residents who may not have access to a printer, the Toronto Public Library is offering free printing of vaccination receipts at all its library branches. More information can be seen here: News Releases – Toronto Public Library Print your proof of vaccinaton for free at any TPL branch
As of September 21, 2021, there have been 92 new infections reported by TPH. There has been a total of 177,491 COVID-19 cases in residents since the start of the pandemic. There are currently 61 hospitalized, with 26 in the ICU. To-date, there have been a total of 3,647 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto, with four deaths added today. A total of 172,300 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on TPH’s COVID-19 dashboard: COVID-19: Pandemic Data
Students in high school who did not receive their vaccines in grades 7, or 8 can now also receive these routine vaccines at City-run immunization clinics. Appointments can be booked through the Appointment Booking System. Vaccines are also available from primary care providers. Parents are required to update their child’s immunization record or provide a valid exemption form to TPH.
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