The City continues to work non-stop with its healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 4,212,433 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto as part of the broader Team Toronto initiative.
Total COVID-19 vaccine doses: 4,212,433
Increase from previous total: 19,234
Number of clinics across Toronto today: 37
Starting today, all City-run clinics will be administering both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, as supply permits. The best vaccine is the one available to you. Both Pfizer and Moderna brands are mRNA vaccines and are extremely effective against COVID-19 transmission. Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has found “no important difference” between Moderna and Pfizer and considers these mRNA vaccines interchangeable.
As of Monday, July 26, first dose vaccinations at City-operated clinics will be by walk-in only. All nine City-run clinics are offering walk-in vaccinations for anyone age 12 and older needing a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Clinics are open to walk-ins age 12 and older every day from noon to 7 p.m.
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 ages 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. To book an appointment, click the blue “Book a Vaccine” button or call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.
Anyone who has an appointment for later this summer or fall is encouraged to change it to an earlier date and get vaccinated sooner. Appointments at City-run clinics can be cancelled or changed here or by calling the provincial booking line.
A second dose of vaccine is also the best protection against the COVID-19 Delta variant (B.1.617.2) that is more infectious than other strains of the virus. Recent studies have shown that two weeks after the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, a person’s protection against the Delta variant is 50 per cent higher than one dose alone.
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The Team Toronto effort is focused on getting as many residents vaccinated as quickly as possible based on available supply. It is also expanding mobile vaccination efforts across Toronto to bring vaccines to the neighbourhoods most in need.
This weekend, Team Toronto Mobile Sprint Strategy partners will vaccinate eligible people at the following pop-up clinics:
Saturday, July 24
Sunday, July 25
The City and healthcare partners are working to operate a total of approximately 37 clinics today, including mobile teams, on-site and pop-up clinics, to vaccinate priority groups identified by the Province of Ontario’s priority framework.
Also this weekend, Team Toronto Home Stretch Vaccine Push is moving to North York where #VaxTheNorth, a weekend-long pop-up clinic, will take place in Mel Lastman Square from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Led by the City of Toronto and North York General Hospital, together with Team Toronto hospital partners including Women’s College Hospital, North York Toronto Health Partners, other community partners and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the two day pop-up clinic will help bolster vaccine uptake in the area.
City of Toronto immunization clinics
Unity Health Toronto, Downtown East Toronto OHT and West Toronto OHT
Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners
North York General Hospital – North York Toronto Health Partners
University Health Network
Humber River Hospital and North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team
Scarborough Health Network
To easily connect to resources including vaccine appointment bookings and information on vaccines, Toronto residents can text “VACCINE” to 1-833-750-0888 or 833-750-0888 for more information.
To view a map and search for clinic locations across Toronto, including City-run facilities, pharmacies and hospitals, please visit here
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