The City of Toronto is working with its healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 804,008 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.
Toronto is the first health region in Ontario to administer more than 800,000 doses of vaccine. The Team Toronto effort is focused on getting as many residents vaccinated as quickly as possible based on available supply.
People born in 1961 or earlier, and age 50 or older who live in hot spot neighbourhoods as identified by postal code, can book vaccination appointments online or by phone at City-run COVID-19 immunization clinics. Information on how people from the various eligibility categories can register for vaccination appointments at City-run and/or partner clinics is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage: www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=vaccine-eligibility.
Following last week’s provincial announcement, the Team Toronto approach is shifting further towards vaccinating essential workers where they live – in areas where there are high COVID-19 case counts. Hospital and healthcare partners have clinics up and running and are vaccinating residents in hot spot neighbourhoods.
Today, for example, Unity Health Toronto will deploy mobile teams to a Toronto Community Housing building, St. Jude’s Community Homes and a Good Shepherd drop-in program in hot spot neighbourhoods, and vaccinate approximately 140 residents age 18 and older.
As of yesterday evening, approximately 281,475 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic. There are appointments still available. Eligible residents are encouraged to book an appointment through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 with the added option of booking by phone through the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488. For more information about what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine please visit, https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-covid-19-vaccine#how-to-schedule-a-vaccination.
The City and healthcare partners are working to operate a total of approximately 35 clinics today, including mobile teams and on-site clinics, to vaccinate priority groups identified by the Province of Ontario’s priority framework. These clinics are only vaccinating those in the priority groups who have confirmed appointments.
City of Toronto immunization clinics
Unity Health Toronto
For more information, please visit https://unityhealth.to/.
University Health Network
For more information, please visit www.uhn.ca.
Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners
For more information, please visit www.tehn.ca.
Humber River Hospital and North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team
For more information, please visit www.hrh.ca.
North York General Hospital – North York Toronto Health Partners
For more information, please visit www.nygh.on.ca.
Scarborough Health Network
For more information, please visit www.shn.ca.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
For more information, please visit https://sunnybrook.ca/.
For more information, please visit www.camh.ca//.
The City, Toronto Public Health, hospitals and community healthcare centres are all working together to get Torontonians vaccinated as quickly as possible. Getting vaccinated protects individuals, their close contacts and the community. As vaccine supply for the general population becomes widely available from the Government of Canada and the Province, more than 350 clinics, including pharmacies and mobile clinics across Toronto, will vaccinate people following the priority framework established by the Province.
To view a map and search for clinic locations across Toronto, including City-run facilities, pharmacies and hospitals, please visit www.toronto.ca/COVID19vaccinemap.
In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community, protect the healthcare system and save lives, the City continues to urge all residents to stay home as much as possible. Please review the City’s COVID-19: Guide for Residents for recommended and mandatory public health measures at www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-guide-for-toronto-residents/. The guide communicates some of what is and what is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.
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