Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, November 23, at 8 a.m., 20,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments for five to 11 year olds between November 25 and December 5 at City-run clinics will be available for booking as part of the Team Toronto Kids COVID-19 vaccination plan.
All Toronto children, regardless of their neighbourhood, will be eligible to book an appointment. Children must be turning five years old by the end of 2021 (born in 2016) to be eligible to book an appointment. Appointments can be booked by visiting the City of Toronto COVID-19 page and clicking the blue button or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900.
The Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine for five to 11 year-olds will be administered at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Woodbine Mall, Scarborough Town Centre, Cloverdale Mall and Mitchell Field Arena. In order to vaccinate children between five to 11 year olds as quickly as possible, clinic hours of operation at all City-run immunization clinics will be extended over the next two weeks:
All vaccinations including vaccines for five to 11 year olds are available in City-run clinics by confirmed appointment only. Additional appointments will be released in the provincial booking system as the vaccination campaign continues and additional supply is received.
Parents and guardians seeking to vaccinate their child against COVID-19 may also attend a Team Toronto vaccination clinic administered by a Toronto hospital or health care partner, a local pharmacy and/or participating family health team. More information about school clinics will be released later this week.
The COVID-19 vaccine has been scientifically proven safe for children between the ages of five to 11 years old. Vaccinating children and youth will protect them from COVID-19 and the highly contagious Delta variant, while lowering the risk of serious illness, hospitalization, intubation and death. The vaccine will also keep schools safe and preserve in-person learning and activities, as people more indoors during the colder months. Toronto Public Health (TPH) urges all children to get vaccinated to help protect themselves, their families, school and community.
If parents have questions about the vaccine, TPH encourages them to reach out to a trusted health professional such as their family doctor or paediatrician. More information can be found on the City’s COVID-19: Children & Vaccines page.
“Our Team Toronto Kids COVID-19 vaccination plan has ensured we are ready to open 20,000 vaccination appointments tomorrow for children five to 11 years old. I continue to urge all eligible residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible to help protect themselves against COVID-19.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Team Toronto is ready to vaccinate five to 11 year olds in Toronto at City-run immunization sites, pharmacies, family physicians and through our hospital and healthcare partners. The best protection against COVID-19 is for everyone in the household and community to get vaccinated – and this holds true for children five to 11 years old.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health
“With vaccine appointment booking opening tomorrow for kids aged five to 11, our Team Toronto Kids Vaccination Plan is ready to be put into action. In addition to extending the hours of operation at all of our City-run immunization clinics, we are working with our Team Toronto partners to make vaccines available later this week at school and community-based clinics, doctors’ offices, and pharmacies. Our Team Toronto Kids Vaccination Plan is all about making vaccines as accessible as possible for families so that they can choose the time and place that works best for them.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
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