News Release
November 16, 2021

Today, Mayor John Tory announced that the City of Toronto and Team Toronto vaccination partners have now administered more than 5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Team Toronto reached the 5 million vaccine milestone late yesterday. A total of 5,002,515 COVID-19 vaccine doses have now been administered in Toronto.

Team Toronto continues to make getting vaccinated as accessible as possible by bringing vaccines to where residents work, live and play, including libraries, community centres, malls and schools. Today, residents can access mobile vaccination clinics at the following locations:

  • Main Square Community Centre – 12 to 4 p.m.
  • Rexdale Community Hub – 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Amesbury Park Library – 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Trinity Community Recreation Centre – 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Unison Health & Community Services – Jane Street: 4:30 to 7 p.m.

A full list of mobile clinics can be found online.

Toronto Public Health continues to urge residents to get vaccinated, if they have not done so already. Vaccines have been scientifically proven to reduce virus transmission and lower the risks of severe illness, hospitalization and death. Residents can get their first or second dose at city-run clinics, pharmacies, participating primary care offices, and mobile and pop-up clinics.

Third doses are also available for residents who are eligible including health care workers, 70 years of age and older, immunocompromised individuals, people who received a two-dose series of a viral vector COVID-19 vaccine (e.g. AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD) and other at-risk populations. A full list of eligible individuals can be seen here.

Team Toronto will continue to build off this momentum to vaccinate residents five to 11 years old, upon approval and guidance from Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), and delivery by the province. Information about Team Toronto’s Kids COVID-19 vaccination plan was released last week.Information on how to get vaccinated is available on the City of Toronto’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage.


“Administering more than 5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses is a huge milestone for Team Toronto. Thank you to everyone who is continuing to work on the largest vaccination effort in the City of Toronto’s history and to all the residents who have stepped forward to do the right thing and get vaccinated. Our progress getting more residents vaccinated is continuing every day in clinics across the city along with the rollout of third doses to eligible residents that is now underway. If you’re not vaccinated yet, please get your first dose as soon as possible to help better protect yourself and your city.”

– Mayor John Tory

“Toronto residents have stepped up to protect themselves, their families and communities and the city. A huge thank you to all our healthcare and community partners, residents and community members who have and continue to be involved in this city-wide effort to get people vaccinated. This is a huge accomplishment by all involved and we will continue to use all available resources to bring vaccines directly to residents, to ensure they are protected from COVID-19.”

– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health

“In less than a year Team Toronto has administered more than 5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. It’s a remarkable achievement. This is the largest immunization campaign in Canada’s history and a result of the tireless work of thousands of frontline community and healthcare workers. Well done, Team Toronto. Now, let’s keep working to get our city vaccinated.”

– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of Toronto’s Board of Health

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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