News Release
November 7, 2021

More than 8,000 third-dose COVID vaccination appointments were booked on the first day they were available for the five City of Toronto-run immunization clinics.

This weekend, the City opened 40,000 third-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for eligible residents to book through the provincial booking system. More than 31,000 appointments are still available for eligible residents to book over the next two weeks.

The remaining appointment availability is spread across the City’s five immunization clinics:

• Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall
• Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.
• Mitchell Field Arena, 89 Church Ave.
• Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr.
• Woodbine Mall, 500 Rexdale Blvd.

Appointments for City-run immunization clinics can be booked by Toronto residents by visiting the City’s COVID-19 webpage or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900. Additional appointments will become available in future weeks at City of Toronto COVID-19

If at least six months have passed since their last dose, a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for eligible populations who are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 including:
• healthcare workers and essential caregivers in congregate settings
• First Nations, Inuit and Metis individuals
• Individuals 70 years of age or older
• Individuals who received a two-dose series of AstraZeneca or COVISHIELD (or another viral vector vaccine)

A full list of those eligible, as determined by the Province, is available at COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations

City-run clinics are part of the Team Toronto vaccination network that includes hundreds of clinics operated by hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare and community partners. Health care workers can receive their COVID-19 vaccine through the hospital with which they are affiliated. Toronto residents can also receive their COVID-19 vaccine through one of more than 450 local pharmacies that are offering this vaccine, at many doctor’s offices and at other community and health care partner clinics. A full list of eligible groups with information on where and how to register for appointments is available on the City’s webpage COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated.

“We are doing everything we can as a city to help people get access to third doses. Thank you to the thousands of people who signed up for third dose appointments on Day One. Eligible residents can still register for their booster shots today. Thank you to every member of Team Toronto working to administer third doses along with our ongoing vaccination effort.”
– Mayor John Tory

“Yesterday Toronto Public Health opened up 40,000 appointments at our five City-run clinics for those eligible for third dose vaccinations. These appointments make it possible for people who are now eligible to quickly and easily get their booster shot, providing additional protection from COVID-19 for those who are at increased risk.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of Toronto’s Board of Health

“Third doses can help provide a stronger protection against COVID-19 to some of our community’s most vulnerable and at risk. If you’re eligible for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, I encourage you to book an appointment and receive your third dose.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health

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Toronto Public Health Media Relations