News Release
April 19, 2022

Toronto Public Health (TPH) and Team Toronto partners administered more than 5,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines over the long weekend. From Friday, April 15 to Monday, April 18, residents dropped by City-run immunization clinics, along with pop-up and mobile clinics, to receive first, second, third, fourth or paediatric doses.

A cornerstone to this weekend’s success was the extended Vax And Ride vaccination campaign, which officially concluded on April 19. Since launching on March 31, nearly 3,400 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were provided to residents at TTC stations across the city, including more than 1,300 doses administered over the long weekend. The Vax And Ride campaign aligns with Team’s Toronto’s continued equity-focused, hyper-local mobile strategy to make COVID-19 vaccines as accessible and convenient as possible.

All told, 150 doses were administered on Sunday, April 17 alone at the Easter Parade COVID-19 vaccination clinic, in partnership with Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade and Toronto Fire Services.

As of Thursday, April 14, more than 6.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered as part of TPH and Team Toronto’s vaccination campaign to ensure residents are protected from COVID-19. More than 89.4 per cent of residents five years and older have received the first dose, while 85.9 per cent have gotten both doses. More than 52 per cent of residents five years and older have received their third dose. There have been 49,091 doses of the fourth dose administered to Toronto residents 60 years and older. Vaccination coverage date can be found on the City of Toronto’s COVID 19: Vaccine Data webpage.

All eligible residents are encouraged to get their first, second, third and fourth dose as soon as possible, if they have not yet done so. As with vaccines for other diseases, residents are protected best when their vaccinations are up-to-date. As COVID-19 continues to circulate in the community, residents are encouraged to practice public health measures including getting vaccinated, wearing a high quality, well-fitting mask, especially indoors, and based on the setting and situation, and staying home if feeling unwell. Learn more in the City’s COVID-19: Reduce Virus Spread Guide. 

More information about vaccination opportunities, locations and hours is available on the City’s COVID-19: Where to Get Vaccinated webpage. 


“Thank you to the hundreds of people who visited COVID-19 vaccine clinics over the Easter long weekend to get their first, second, third or fourth dose. Thank you as well to all members of Team Toronto who are continuing to deliver doses and operate easy to access clinics. Our work to help residents get vaccinated is continuing non-stop because we know this provides as much protection as possible against COVID-19.”

– Mayor John Tory

“Thank you to all of our Team Toronto Partners who continue to work hard each and every day to bring vaccination opportunities to resident across our city. Evidence has shown us that vaccines provide the best protection against serious illness, hospitalization, intubation and death from this virus. This is why I continue encouraging residents to get the best protection against this virus and next eligible vaccine dose as soon as possible.”

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

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Toronto Public Health Media Relations