News Release
April 14, 2021

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

  • Yesterday, held nine City-operated immunization clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, Mitchell Field Arena, The Hangar, Cloverdale Mall, North Toronto Memorial Community Centre and Carmine Stefano Community Centre.
  • Vaccinated approximately 7,901 eligible residents.
  • Today, will vaccinate up to approximately 8,050 people born in 1961 or earlier and people age 50 or older who live in hot spot neighbourhoods as identified by postal code. People without appointments should not attend a City-run immunization clinic.

Unity Health Toronto

  • Yesterday, held two on-site clinics and two mobile clinics.
  • Vaccinated 1,535 people who are priority hospital and community based healthcare workers, local pharmacy staff, local dentists and their staff, select inpatients, homebound adults, individuals living in congregate settings, members of the Indigenous community, shelter staff, transplant recipients and those receiving active cancer treatment, individuals with specific high-risk health conditions and people age 50 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
  • Today, will hold three on-site clinics and two mobile clinics.
  • Will vaccinate 1,450 people belonging to the same groups.

For more information, please visit https://unityhealth.to/.

University Health Network

  • Yesterday, held three on-site clinics and two mobile clinics.
  • Vaccinated 967 people who are healthcare workers and students, and Indigenous adults at the on-site clinics.
  • Vaccinated 243 individuals living in congregate settings and patients age 55 and older at the mobile clinics.
  • Today, will hold four on-site clinics and two mobile clinics.
  • Will vaccinate 2,596 people who are healthcare workers, long-term care workers, essential caregivers, patients with priority health conditions, Indigenous adults, essential workers and individuals living in shelters.

For more information, please visit www.uhn.ca.

Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners

  • Yesterday, held one on-site clinic, one pop-up clinic, and a primary care clinic.
  • Vaccinated 2,302 people who are healthcare workers, Indigenous adults, individuals who receive home care, faith leaders, community members 60 years and older, individuals living in shelters or experiencing homelessness, residents age 18 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods, individuals living in high-risk congregate settings and individuals with highest and high-risk conditions and their essential caregivers.
  • Today, will hold one on-site clinic and a primary care clinic.
  • Will vaccinate 245 people who are community members 60 years and older, Indigenous adults and individuals with highest and high-risk conditions and their essential caregivers.

For more information, please visit www.tehn.ca.

Humber River Hospital and North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team

  • Yesterday, held one on-site clinic and three mobile clinics.
  • Vaccinated 1,980 people who are healthcare workers, individuals eligible under Phase 2, and residents age 40 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
  • Today, will hold one on-site clinic and a mobile clinic.
  • Will vaccinate 1,282 people belonging to the same groups.

For more information, please visit www.hrh.ca.

North York General Hospital – North York Toronto Health Partners

  • Yesterday, held two on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
  • Vaccinated 1,950 people who are hospital healthcare workers, patients and community members age 60 years and older at the on-site clinics.
  • Vaccinated approximately 37 long-term care residents and staff, individuals 65 years and older living in congregate settings and people living in shelters at the mobile clinic.
  • Today, will hold two on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
  • Will vaccinate approximately 2,263 people who are hospital healthcare workers, individuals living in shelters and community members age 60 years and older.

For more information, please visit www.nygh.on.ca.

Scarborough Health Network

  • Yesterday, held five on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
  • Vaccinated 2,804 people who are healthcare workers, residents 50 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods, individuals living in congregate settings, and individuals experiencing homelessness.
  • Today, will hold three on-site clinics and two mobile clinics.
  • Will vaccinate approximately 1,114 people belonging to the same groups.

For more information, please visit www.shn.ca.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

  • Yesterday, held one on-site clinic and an off-site community clinic in partnership with Baycrest.
  • Vaccinated 1,300 people who are residents age 60 years and older, Indigenous adults, adults who receive home care, hospital staff, people with highest and high-risk conditions and their caregivers, and people age 50 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
  • Today, will hold one on-site clinic and an off-site clinic.
  • Will vaccinate approximately 1400 people belonging to the same groups.

For more information, please visit https://sunnybrook.ca/.

CAMH

  • Yesterday, held one on-site clinic.
  • Vaccinated 361 people who are adults self-identifying as First Nations, Inuit or Métis age 16 and older, healthcare workers in high priority risk groups, faith leaders, individuals living in high-risk congregate settings, staff and essential caregivers, people age 50 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods, and individuals with specific health conditions and their essential caregivers.
  • Today, will hold one on-site clinic.
  • Will vaccinate 370 people belonging to the same groups.

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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