Team Toronto’s sustained efforts over the holidays helped ensure more than 650,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses were delivered in December and that more than 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to brave Toronto kids from ages five to 11.
Team Toronto did not rest in December, ramping up vaccination efforts throughout the month in response to the Omicron variant to administer more than 650,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at sites across the City. Focus remains on getting first, second and third doses into the arms of all who are eligible. As we move into the early days of 2022, the vaccine push continues, with more than 32,000 booked appointments for adult doses in City-run vaccine clinics this week.
Team Toronto is continuing to make good progress helping kids five to 11 get vaccinated. Toronto Public Health helped vaccinate the first kids in Canada on November 23, 2021. As of December 31, more than 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to kids.
Toronto Public Health (TPH) will update residents as new booking options open, so that everyone can continue to get their vaccines into the new year. Anyone age 18 or older is eligible for a third dose 84 days following their second dose.
Team Toronto is offering vaccine appointments at City-run clinics, hospital partner clinics, local pharmacies and doctors’ offices, including the following clinic locations operating today:
The five City-run immunization clinics continue to add new appointments for first, second and third doses of COVID-19 vaccine. To book an appointment, click the blue “Book a Vaccine” button on Toronto.ca/COVID-19 or call 1-833-943-3900. City-run clinics are easily accessible by transit and offer free parking on site. Clinic staff are also able to provide resources in multiple languages. A person with a vaccination appointment can also bring a support person to help with translation.
People with vaccination appointments are asked to arrive no more than 10 minutes early to vaccination clinics. There will be vaccine doses available for everyone who has an appointment; arriving earlier than necessary does not impact availability. There are no walk-in appointments at City-run vaccination clinics. More information on City-operated immunization clinic transportation options and on-site amenities is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage.
255 Front St. W., Lower Level, Constitution Hall Rooms 105, 106 and 107 (entrance through the John W.H. Bassett Theatre on Front Street; accessible entrance to the west of the Second Cup doors)
250 The East Mall (north end of mall (in the former Target store; enter the clinic via the exterior entrance only)
300 Borough Dr. (east side of the centre on the upper level, near Entrance 2; enter the clinic via the mall exterior)
89 Church Ave. (east side of the building in the gym; enter through the Community Centre main entrance)
500 Rexdale Blvd. (inside the Hudson’s Bay store; enter through the entrance on the second level)
Michael Garron Hospital
Michael Garron Hospital will not be operating any mobile or pop-up clinics on January 3, however vaccination opportunities are available at Thorncliffe Park Community Hub Clinic, 45 Overlea Blvd. (appointments can be booked through the provincial booking system).
More information is available on the Michael Garron Hospital website.
Many hospital partners are working special holiday hours, holding smaller clinics in local areas. Residents are asked to consult their local health team’s websites directly for the latest holiday clinic information:
There are 525 pharmacies across Toronto now offering first, second and third doses of COVID-19 vaccine. For a full list of participating pharmacies visit the Ontario pharmacy map.
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 through the City’s VaxTO program.
Given the emergence of the new Omicron variant and ongoing community transmission of the Delta variant, Toronto Public Health urges all eligible residents to book their third-dose appointment. Residents who have not yet received their first or second COVID-19 vaccine shot are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. COVID-19 vaccines lower the risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death, while protecting oneself, loved ones and the community.
Residents should also continue to follow public health measures such as mask wearing, good hand hygiene and physical distancing. Those who have symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay at home and get tested as soon as possible. More information about COVID-19 in Toronto is available at Toronto.ca/COVID-19.
“Thank you to every member of Team Toronto for working at wartime speed throughout December and through the holidays to help residents get vaccinated against COVID-19. Our efforts to help as many residents as possible get their third dose will continue this month. Thank you to every Torontonian who has already stepped forward to get vaccinated, especially all of the kids who bravely received their vaccine – you’re superheroes who are helping protect yourself, your family, your school, and your city.”
– Mayor John Tory
“The progress being made to get our residents third doses and our youngest residents vaccinated as soon as possible is extraordinary. Thank you to the heroes of Team Toronto for working throughout the holiday season to keep our vaccination clinics running, and creating a positive experience for children and families.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health
“Team Toronto is continuing to put every effort behind delivering first, second and third doses across our City. With the Omicron variant circulating in our City, please stay home when you are sick, practice regular hand washing and get vaccinated as quickly as possible.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health
“I am so grateful for the dedicated public servants who continue to work around the clock to administer vaccine and respond to the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic, even throughout the holiday season. I thank every Torontonian for their continued commitment to getting vaccinated, especially all of the kids who are bravely rolling up their sleeves to help protect themselves and their families. If we all work together and do our part, we will be able to put this pandemic behind us once and for all.”
– Fire Chief Matthew Pegg, General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management
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