News Release
July 19, 2021

As of today, more than 65 per cent of Toronto adults are fully vaccinated, having received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The City of Toronto and Team Toronto vaccination partners are urging everyone who needs a first or second dose of COVID-19 to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Nearly 80 per cent of Toronto adults have initiated vaccination. Eligible residents who need a second dose and those who have yet to receive a first dose can be vaccinated immediately. Appointments for anyone age 12 and older are available at all City-operated immunization clinics and four clinics – Toronto Congress Centre, Cloverdale Mall, The Hangar and Metro Toronto Convention Centre – are accepting adult walk-ins.

Getting both doses of vaccine is the best defense against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. All people age 12 and older can book first dose or accelerated second dose vaccination appointment through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900. Anyone with a second dose appointment in late summer or early fall can easily rebook to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Toronto Public Health is reporting 90 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto since July 16 – a daily average of 30 new cases. Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 170,343 cases of COVID-19. There are 51 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 3,595 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 166,458 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on Toronto Public Health’s reporting dashboard.

Toronto is now Step Three of the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. As the city progresses through the provincial reopening framework, all people are reminded to continue following public health advice, including practising physical distancing and wearing a mask when physical distancing is not possible. All residents should review the City’s COVID-19: Reopening Guide for Toronto Residents for what is permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.


“I’m proud to announce today that more than 65 per cent of Toronto adults are now fully vaccinated. We are continuing to make excellent progress getting people across our city vaccinated against COVID-19. Thank you to everyone who has already stepped forward to get vaccinated and thank you to everyone working non-stop on the Team Toronto vaccination effort to make sure everyone has the opportunity to get both their first and second shots.”

– Mayor John Tory

“I continue to be amazed by our vaccination progress thanks to the commitment of our staff, health partners and residents who continue to step up to protect our community.  Today’s achievement of more than 65 per cent of Toronto adults fully vaccinated in record time is truly an exciting milestone and I couldn’t be prouder of our city. A big thank you to all residents who keep rolling up their sleeves to protect each other and to Team Toronto who continue to work tirelessly to protect our city. If you haven’t already, please get both doses as soon as possible for the best protection against COVID-19 and its variants.”

– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health

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