April 9, 2021
The City of Toronto is working with all our healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 684,809 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.
Starting today at 8 a.m., people age 50 or older who live in high-risk areas as identified by postal code can book vaccination appointments online or by phone for City-run COVID-19 immunization clinics.
Following this week’s provincial announcement, the Team Toronto approach is shifting further towards vaccinating essential workers where they live – in areas where we know there are high COVID-19 case counts. Hospital and healthcare partners have clinics up and running vaccinating residents in hot spot neighbourhoods right now.
Yesterday, for example, Michael Garron Hospital and East Toronto Health Partners, held a pop-up clinic in the courtyard of a high-rise apartment building in Thorncliffe. Today, they will deploy two mobile teams to two mosques in Thorncliffe and Flemingdon to vaccinate residents age 18 and older. Both are considered hot spot neighbourhoods.
As of yesterday evening, approximately 169,970 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 33 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 six City-operated mass immunization clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, Mitchell Field Arena and The Hangar.
- Vaccinated approximately 7,138 eligible residents.
- Today, will vaccinate up to approximately 8,100 people born in 1961 or earlier. Only those with confirmed appointments will be vaccinated. People without appointments should not attend a City’s immunization clinic.
Unity Health Toronto
- Yesterday, held three on-site clinics and four mobile clinics.
- Vaccinated 1,710 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 two on-site clinics and two mobile clinics.
- Will vaccinate 1,500 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit unityhealth.to.
University Health Network
- Yesterday, held four on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
- Vaccinated 2,121 people who are healthcare workers and students, individuals 70 years and older, long-term care staff and essential caregivers, Indigenous adults, patients and community members with high-risk chronic health conditions, and people age 50 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods at the on-site clinics.
- Vaccinated 135 individuals living in shelters and congregate settings at the mobile clinic.
- Today, will hold two on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
- Will vaccinate 1,224 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit www.uhn.ca.
Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners
- Yesterday, held one on-site clinic (Thorncliffe Park Community Hub), a pop-up in a priority neighbourhood, and deployed three mobile teams.
- Vaccinated 2,866 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 (Thorncliffe Park Community Hub), two primary care clinics, and deploy two mobile teams.
- Will vaccinate 3,207 people belonging to the same groups.
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 a mobile clinic.
- Vaccinated 1,398 people who are healthcare workers, individuals eligible under Phase 2, and residents age 50 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
- Today, will hold one on-site clinic and a mobile clinic.
- Will vaccinate 1,541 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 1,786 who are hospital healthcare workers, patients and community members age 60 years and older at the on-site clinics.
- Vaccinated approximately 40 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 deploy one mobile team.
- Will vaccinate approximately 1,946 people who are hospital healthcare workers, individuals living in shelters and community members age 70 years and older.
For more information, please visit www.nygh.on.ca.
Scarborough Health Network
- Yesterday, held four on-site clinics and two mobile clinics.
- Vaccinated 2,600 people who are healthcare workers, residents 60 years and older, individuals living in congregate settings, and individuals experiencing homelessness.
- Today, will hold four on-site clinics and two mobile clinics.
- Will vaccinate approximately 2,750 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit www.shn.ca.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- Yesterday, held one on-site clinic, one off-site community clinic in partnership with Baycrest, and a mobile clinic.
- Vaccinated 1,300 people who are residents age 70 years and older, Indigenous adults, adults who receive home care, healthcare workers, hospital staff, people with highest and high-risk conditions, and people age 50 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
- Today, will hold one on-site clinic and an off-site clinic, and deploy a mobile team.
- Will vaccinate approximately 1,500 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit sunnybrook.ca.
- Yesterday, held one on-site clinic.
- Vaccinated approximately 210 people who are high-risk inpatients.
- Today, will hold one mobile clinic.
- Will vaccinate 40 people belonging to the same group.
For more information, please visit www.camh.ca.
Participating pharmacies in Toronto
- Toronto Public Health can confirm that as of yesterday morning, 132,991 people aged 55 and older received the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine at participating pharmacies in Toronto since the provincial pilot began.
- An update on the number of vaccinations in Toronto pharmacies will be provided on Tuesdays and Fridays as information is made available twice a week.
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 simple guide 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-grey/. The guide communicates some of what is and what is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.
Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.