News Release
December 5, 2021

Team Toronto has lined up exciting partnerships that will make Toronto Kids Vaccine Day at Scotiabank Arena even more exciting for the city’s five- to 11-year-old public health superheroes.

Running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 12, Toronto Kids Vaccine Day has been designed top to bottom with children in mind. The one-day-only special event is superhero themed, with child-friendly branding, activities, giveaways of basketball and hockey tickets and jerseys and entertainment by KiSS 92.5’s DJ Clymaxxx and CityTV Breakfast Television host Devo Brown.

All aspects of Toronto Kids Vaccine Day are aimed at making young people and caregivers feel safe and relaxed as they get their COVID-19 vaccine. Children will be greeted with a superhero vaccine clinic “passport” that includes details on the four clinic stations they will pass through to help them navigate their vaccination experience with custom stickers for each station. Team Toronto has also prepared colouring sheets, interactive activities and superhero selfie stations.

 A Toronto Fire truck and Blinky the Toronto Police Car will be parked outside Scotiabank Arena to greet children and families. Inside the clinic, families may catch Toronto mascots Carlton the Bear, The Raptor, Stripes and Duke the Dog, their favourite Paw Patrol characters Chase and Skye, or Toronto first responder mascot Sparky the Fire Dog. There will also be Toronto Police support dogs on site to help children and families feel comfortable.

Team Toronto has been working behind the scenes to make the day memorable for everyone involved. Thanks to the generosity of partners, Toronto Kids Vaccine Day now includes a number of exciting giveaways and offers:

  • Scotiabank has provided a limited number of Toronto Maple Leafs tickets, Toronto Raptors tickets and jerseys to be given away throughout the day.
  • Sobeys will donate a select number of gift cards for giveaways.
  • Canadian toy company Spin Master has donated thousands of Paw Patrol bandages, stickers, activity sheets and crayons as well as toys for giveaways.
  • Uber is offering free and discounted rides: parents and guardians bringing their five-to 11-year-olds can get up to $15 off per ride to and from Scotiabank Arena. Terms and conditions apply.

Team Toronto is deploying Toronto Public Health and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) doctors and nurses who are experts in speaking with children and caregivers about vaccines as well as providing child-friendly experiences for vaccination. Toronto Kids Vaccine Day is also fully accessible with elevators and accessible aftercare areas.

Appointments are still available for five- to 11-year-olds who want to take part in Team Toronto’s Toronto Kids Vaccine Day at Scotiabank Arena. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to book appointments as soon as possible to get the city’s youngest community health superheroes vaccinated against COVID-19. Appointments can easily be made by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900 or through the Province of Ontario’s How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment webpage.

More information about Toronto Kids Vaccine Day is available on the City’s COVID-19: Children & Vaccines webpage.

Toronto Kids Vaccine Day is made possible through a Team Toronto partnership between Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Scotiabank, SickKids, University Health Network (UHN), Michael Garron Hospital and Toronto Public Health.

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This news release was updated December 6 at 10 a.m.

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