The City of Toronto and Team Toronto vaccination partners are working to vaccinate everyone who wants a vaccine against COVID-19. As of today, 77.5 per cent of adults have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and more than 50 per cent are fully vaccinated. In total, 1,404,614 Toronto residents are now fully vaccinated.
Everyone age 12 years or older is encouraged to book their vaccination appointment as soon as possible. Second dose appointments can be booked by anyone, including youth age 12 to 17, who received a first Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least 28 days ago or a first AstraZeneca vaccine at least eight weeks ago. More than 200,000 July vaccine appointments remain available in the provincial booking system for City-operated clinics, including 44,000 appointments for this week.
People with a scheduled second dose appointment later in the year should advance it to ensure they are protecting themselves and the wider community against the Delta variant. Appointments for City-run immunization clinics can be booked by residents through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900.
Vaccination appointments generally take less than 30 minutes from start to finish. City-run clinics are easily accessible by transit and offer free parking on-site. Clinic staff are also able to provide resources in multiple languages, or a person with a vaccination appointment can bring a support person to help with translation. More information on City-operated immunization clinic transportation options and on-site amenities is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage.
People who are fully vaccinated are asked to reach out to family and friends who may be hesitant about vaccination or the “mixed mRNA model” second dose of Pfizer or Moderna. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are incredibly similar with near identical efficacy rates and a “mixed mRNA model” is approved by both the federal and provincial governments. People can also easily connect to resources including vaccine appointment bookings, information on vaccines and upcoming telephone town halls by texting “VACCINE” to 1-833-750-0888 or 833-750-0888 for more information.
Toronto Public Health is reporting 181 new cases of COVID-19 in Toronto since July 2. Today’s case counts are over reported by 79 due to planned quality assurance work over the weekend. Since the start of the pandemic there have been a total of 170,023 cases of COVID-19. There are 78 people hospitalized. To date, there have been 3,570 COVID-19 deaths in Toronto. In total, 166,008 people have recovered. Case status data can be found on Toronto Public Health’s reporting dashboard.
Toronto is in Step Two of the provincial Roadmap to Reopen . Small indoor gatherings of up to five people and outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people from different households are permitted. The Province of Ontario has said all of Ontario will remain in Step Two for at least 21 days.
The City has updated City service and amenity information to allow for additional gatherings and activities permitted in Step Two. 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.
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