Team Toronto’s sustained efforts over the holidays have helped ensure that third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were delivered to 37 per cent of eligible Toronto residents.
Toronto Public Health estimates 37 per cent of eligible Toronto residents have already received their third dose of COVID-19 vaccine, as of January 2.
Team Toronto is focused on ramping up vaccination efforts in response to the Omicron variant and 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 32,599 booked appointments for adult doses in City-run vaccine clinics this first week of January.
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.
While City-run clinics and health care partners across the province await further shipments of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine later this month, supply of the Pfizer vaccine is being reserved in priority sequence for residents aged 12 to 17 years. As of Thursday, January 6, all City of Toronto-run clinics will administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to residents 18 years of age and older.
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 has a number of vaccination opportunities, including at three pop-up clinics: Diefenbaker Elementary School (4 p.m. to 8 p.m. or while supply lasts); Don Mills Middle School (3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. or while supply lasts); and Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School (2 p.m. to 8 p.m. or while supply lasts).
Pop-ups have 150 adult doses and 50 child doses available and welcome walk-ins. For more information, including eligibility, visit 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.
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