News Release
June 28, 2021

The City of Toronto and Team Toronto vaccination partners are working to vaccinate everyone who wants a vaccine against COVID-19 as quickly as possible. As of today, 76.6 per cent of adults have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 41.8 per cent of adults have received their first and second doses and completed vaccination. In total, 1,087,979 Toronto residents are now fully vaccinated.

Yesterday, 26,771 people were vaccinated at the Toronto Vaccine Day “Our Winning Shot” immunization clinic at Scotiabank Arena, with 978 first doses and 25,793 second doses setting a single-day clinic record. Across the city on Sunday, the entire network of Team Toronto vaccination clinics vaccinated 62,897 people, administering 57,825 second doses and 5,072 first doses – the most vaccines ever administered in Toronto in a single day.

Vaccination rates are a key consideration of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. Thanks to the record-setting “Our Winning Shot” clinic and all Team Toronto vaccination partners, Toronto has moved the needle and now sits at 76.6 per cent first dose vaccination coverage in adults and 41.8 per cent of adults are fully vaccinated.

The Province required vaccination rates in adults provincewide be 70 per cent first dose coverage and 20 per cent fully vaccinated before moving into Step Two reopening, which is now happening this Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. It will be at least 21 days before Ontario moves to Step Three reopening, where provincewide vaccination coverage is required to be 70 to 80 per cent first dose and 25 per cent fully vaccinated in adults.

Tomorrow at 8 a.m., the City is adding 375,000 new vaccination appointments for City-run immunization clinics; 175,000 appointments per week for the weeks of July 5, 12 and 19. These new appointments will help propel Toronto to 80 per cent first dose coverage and keep second dose momentum going. Appointments for City-run immunization clinics can be booked by residents through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900.

Since Friday, there have been 216 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto – a daily average of 72 new cases. Toronto Public Health notes today’s case counts are over-reported by 91 cases that were added during quality assurance work. Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 169,735 cases of COVID-19. There are 363 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 3,522 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 165,344 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on Toronto Public Health’s reporting dashboard.

Toronto remains in Step One of the Province of Ontario’s reopening framework until Wednesday, June 30 at 12:01 a.m. All residents should review the City’s COVID-19: Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for public health guidance and information on what is and is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.


“We continue to make progress getting residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect them, their loved ones, and our city. Now almost 42 per cent of adults in Toronto have received both their first and second dose of vaccine – that’s more than 1 million people fully vaccinated. More appointments will be opening up tomorrow in City-run clinics to help more people get either their first or second shot in the coming weeks, so please sign up and get vaccinated so that we can bring this pandemic to an end.”

– Mayor John Tory

“Nearly 42 per cent of adult Torontonians – over 1 million people – are now fully vaccinated. This is tremendous progress. Our city and our residents have stepped up. We’re reaching new milestones for vaccination. And we’ll keep scaling up until everyone, everywhere, can get fully vaccinated.”

– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Board of Health

“The more efficient we are at administering first and second doses of vaccine, the sooner we will have additional protection against the Delta variant. Toronto is taking this need to heart and thousands are receiving a dose of vaccine every day. Keep up the great work Toronto!”

– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health

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