Today, the City of Toronto launched a multilingual Team Toronto Kids COVID-19 vaccination advertising campaign to encourage families to get five- to 11-year-olds vaccinated.
The “Let’s Get T.O. Kids Vaccinated” campaign includes ads in English and translated ads in French, Cantonese, Farsi, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Russian and Urdu. The campaign continues the Team Toronto Kids theme of cartoon-like superheroes, appealing to children, parents and caregivers. It shows that by getting vaccinated, kids are heroes helping to protect themselves, their families, their schools, and their city.
The campaign uses radio, digital, out-of-home and social media channels to reach as many Torontonians as possible. The ads appear in a variety of media outlets, including multilingual media.
To view a sample creative from the campaign, please visit the City’s COVID-19: Children & Vaccines webpage.
The ads encourage residents to protect children five to 11 years old, their loved ones and their community by getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Children must be turning five years old by the end of 2021 (born in 2016) to be eligible to book an appointment. Parents and caregivers can book an appointment by visiting toronto.ca/covid-19 and clicking the blue button or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).
On-the-ground efforts by the City’s network of vaccine engagement teams and community ambassadors are in place to inform and support parents and guardians, and include:
Toronto Public Health (TPH) hosts webinars for parents and guardians to help them make an informed decision about getting their children vaccinated against COVID-19. Presented by Dr. Vinita Dubey (TPH Associate Medical Officer of Health), the next webinar will be held on Thursday, December 2, from 11 a.m. to noon and cover:
No registration is required for the session. Join online or by phone at 416-915-6530, access code: 2466 644 5793.
To view a map and search for COVID-19 vaccination clinic locations across Toronto, including City-run facilities, pharmacies and hospitals, please visit the COVID-19: Vaccine Clinic Locations webpage.
Additional information about COVID-19, who is eligible to be vaccinated and why vaccines are important is available at toronto.ca/covid-19. This information can also be translated into 51 languages using the Google™ Translate tool on the website.
“The ‘Let’s Get T.O. Kids Vaccinated’ advertising campaign is a fun way to engage parents and caregivers encouraging them to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments for their five- to 11-year-old. The superhero theme of the Team Toronto Kids vaccine campaign helps drive home the message that our Toronto kids are true heroes for getting vaccinated and protecting themselves, their families, their schools, and their communities.”
– Mayor John Tory
“The ‘Let’s Get T.O. Kids Vaccinated’ campaign is about reaching all Toronto families with the message that by stepping up and getting vaccinated, Toronto kids are superheroes protecting our city. Like our Team Toronto Kids vaccine clinics, this child-friendly campaign will be positive, engaging, and accessible. Through multilingual ads, town halls, workshops, and outreach through on-the-ground community ambassadors, this critically important information on child vaccination will be communicated to parents and caregivers in their preferred language. Child-friendly, engaging, and accessible – that’s what Team Toronto Kids is all about.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
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