The City of Toronto will open more than 60,000 additional bookings for vaccination appointments between June 14 and July 4 at City-run immunization clinics. The new bookings are for appointments at the City’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, The Hangar, Cloverdale Mall, Mitchell Field Arena, Malvern Community Recreation Centre and Carmine Stefano Community Centre clinics.
The additional appointments will be available to book starting Monday, June 14 at 8 a.m. Including these new appointments, the City will now be able to provide approximately 180,000 vaccinations at its clinics over this three-week period. This number includes people receiving a first dose as well as those eligible to receive their second dose.
Almost 2.5 million doses of vaccine have been administered in Toronto by Toronto Public Health and our healthcare partners. More than 73 per cent of adults in our city have their first dose and more than 14 per cent have been fully vaccinated with two doses.
Every single dose provided to the City by the province is allocated and the City remains ready to allocate more if further additional supply is provided.
Earlier today, the Province expanded eligibility for accelerated second doses. All Toronto residents, regardless of neighbourhood, who received a first dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine on May 9 or earlier will be eligible to book their accelerated second dose appointment in the provincial booking system at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 14. Anyone 70 years of age or older, as well as anyone who received a first AstraZeneca vaccine more than 12 weeks ago is currently eligible to book accelerated second dose appointment.
First dose vaccination appointment bookings for City-run clinics are open to anyone age 12 or older. Vaccinations are available in City-run clinics by confirmed appointment only and not by walk-in. Appointments at City-run clinics can be booked through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on toronto.ca/covid-19 or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired: 1-866-797-0007).
Anyone with an existing appointment at a hospital or other vaccination partner clinic who is now booking an earlier appointment at a City-run clinic or unable to attend their appointment is urged to cancel the existing appointment by contacting the partner clinic directly. Cancelling unneeded appointments lets someone else book that slot and access vaccine that will protect them, their friends and family.
To easily connect to resources including vaccine appointment bookings, information on vaccines and upcoming telephone town halls, Toronto residents can text “VACCINE” to 1-833-750-0888 or 833-750-0888 for more information.
For the current wave of COVID-19 in Toronto, amplified by variants of concern, staying home and following public health guidance is the best way to keep everyone safe. Please review the City’s COVID-19: Guide for Residents for public health guidance and information on what is and is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.
“We are working to make sure as many Toronto residents as possible get their first dose and get their second dose. We know the only way this pandemic will truly come to an end is with the protection of the COVID-19 vaccines. So thank you to all the residents who have already stepped forward to get vaccinated and I continue to urge people to get their first shot and then get their second shot.”
– Mayor John Tory
“It is encouraging that even more people will be able to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Our Immunization Task Force and Vaccine Clinic management teams continue to work hard to make as many doses and appointments available as possible.”
– Fire Chief Matthew Pegg, General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management
June 10 at 7:30 p.m. – This release has been updated to correct information regarding the expanded eligibility for second dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
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