To continue to encourage residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Toronto Public Health (TPH) will begin welcoming walk-ins for first, second, third and paediatric doses of COVID-19 vaccines at all five City of Toronto-run clinics starting today. While walk-ins are now available dependent on clinic capacity, appointments for City-run clinics can still be booked through the online provincial booking system or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).
Everyone five years of age and older is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone 18 years of age or older whose second dose was at least 84 days (approximately three months) ago is eligible for a third dose.
All five City-run clinics are open Monday to Friday, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walk-ins and booked appointments:
City-run clinics and Team Toronto partners will offer both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to eligible residents receiving a first, second or third dose. Supply may vary between clinics and individuals attending for vaccination cannot be guaranteed a choice between brands of vaccine. Both Pfizer and Moderna brands are mRNA vaccines and have been scientifically proven to protect from serious consequences linked to COVID-19.
All clinic locations are accessible, and a health card is not required to get vaccinated. All City-run clinics are also able to offer accommodation. Each clinic has parking near the entrance, ramps, elevators, and wheelchairs. Staff are also on site at each clinic to provide support as necessary. Clients who need a care provider or service animal with them will be accommodated. Privacy rooms are available upon request. If accommodation is required, residents are asked to alert a staff member upon arrival or anytime while at the clinic.
Residents can also get their first, second, third or paediatric dose at hospital partner clinics, more than 525 local pharmacies and doctors’ offices across the city.
TPH continues to urge all residents to get their first, second and third dose, if eligible, if they have not already done so. COVID-19 vaccines have been scientifically proven to lower the risk of illness, hospitalization and death, while protecting oneself, loved ones and the community. Residents are asked to keep a six-foot distance from those outside their household and continue to wear a well-fitted, high-quality mask when indoors and when physical distancing is not possible. Residents with symptoms should stay at home and self-isolate, even if mild.
“We are continuing to do everything we can as a City government to help residents get vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine is the best protection against this virus and the best way to protect the progress we have made getting through this pandemic. If you need your first, second or third dose, please walk in to one of our City-run clinics today to get vaccinated. Thank you to every member of Team Toronto working today and every day to help residents of all ages get vaccinated.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Vaccines protect individuals from serious health consequences from COVID-19, but they also protect those around you — your family members, work colleagues, and friends. That’s why it’s important to get your first, second, and third dose. With our City-run mass immunization clinics opening up for walk-ins, we’re encouraging everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
“This is just one of Toronto Public Health’s and the City of Toronto’s many efforts to continue to reach as many residents as possible to ensure they can get vaccinated from COVID-19. Vaccine provides the best protection against this virus, and as the Province moves to begin reopening tomorrow and in-person interactions are expected to increase, it remains critical that everyone gets their first, second or third dose, if eligible.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health
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