News Release
December 31, 2021

Team Toronto’s sustained efforts over the holidays has led to enhanced protection against the effects of COVID-19 for thousands of Torontonians. More than 771,000 people have received their third dose – or booster – and 90,900 kids age five to 11, or 43 per cent of eligible Toronto kids, now have their first dose.

From December 23 to 29, Team Toronto administered 195,244 adult doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at sites across the City, including 180,961 eligible adults receiving their third doses, and 4,740 brave five to 11 year-olds rolling up their sleeves to get dose #1.

While Torontonians prepare to ring in a new year, Team Toronto remains focused on getting first, second and third doses into the arms of all who are eligible. Holiday vaccination outreach will continue into the upcoming New Year’s weekend with approximately 14,000 appointments booked from January 1 to 3, 2022.

As new vaccine options open, Toronto Public Health (TPH) will update residents so they can continue to get their vaccines in 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:

City-run immunization clinics
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 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 COVID-19: Where to Get Vaccinated.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
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)
• 541 appointments booked

Cloverdale Mall
250 The East Mall (north end of mall (in the former Target store; enter the clinic via the exterior entrance only)
• 706 appointments booked

Scarborough Town Centre
300 Borough Dr. (east side of the centre on the upper level, near Entrance 2; enter the clinic via the mall exterior)
• 690 appointments booked

Mitchell Field Community Centre
89 Church Ave. (east side of the building in the gym; enter through the Community Centre main entrance)
• 275 appointments booked

Woodbine Mall
500 Rexdale Blvd. (inside the Hudson’s Bay store; enter through the entrance on the second level)
• 902 appointments booked

Hospital partner clinics

Michael Garron Hospital
Michael Garron Hospital will not be operating any mobile or pop-up clinics on December 31 or January 1, however vaccination opportunities are available at Thorncliffe Park Community Hub Clinic, 45 Overlea Blvd. (appointments booked through the provincial booking system).

More information is available on the Michael Garron Hospital website Michael Garron Hospital COVID-19 Vaccine Information .

Other hospital partners
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:
• Humber River Hospital: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
• East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP): South East Toronto Family Health Team
• North York Family Health Team website: NYFHT COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
• Sherbourne Health (Downtown East Toronto Ontario Health Team) website: COVID-19 Vaccine Information at Sherbourne
• University Health Network: University Health Network.
• Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): COVID-19 Vaccine booking
• Scarborough Health Network (SHN):Scarborough COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic.

Pharmacy clinics
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: COVID-19 pharmacy vaccine locations.

More information
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 COVID-19.

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