News Release
December 10, 2021

Team Toronto and Toronto Kids Vaccine Day partners are ready for action! In just two days, the team will be welcoming nearly two thousand of the city’s youngest public-health superheroes to Scotiabank Arena to get their COVID-19 vaccine surrounded kid-friendly activities, entertainment, ticket and toy giveaways and special Toronto mascot and PAW Patrol visitors.

By the numbers, Toronto Kids Vaccine Day will be a super-fun day for all the superheroes getting vaccinated:

  • 252 vaccine-per-hour capacity
  • 200 volunteers
  • 100 of Toronto’s most kid-friendly vaccinators
  • Eight hours of kid-friendly music and entertainment, including KiSS 92.5’s DJ Clymaxxx and CityTV’s Devo Brown
  • Five Toronto mascots cheering kids on
  • Four superhero vaccine clinic “passport” stops with special stickers and activities
  • Four very-good-boy support dogs
  • Two Toronto sports teams – the Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors – giving away jerseys and tickets to upcoming games
  • Two PAW Patrol special guests
  • One quick COVID-19 vaccination to help protect schools, families and communities

Toronto Kids Vaccine Day is taking place this Sunday, December 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments are needed and some appointments are still available 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.

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. The event will feature kid-friendly branding, activities, giveaways of basketball and hockey tickets and jerseys and entertainment. There will also be support dogs on site to help children and families feel comfortable.

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.


“The Toronto Kids Vaccine Day team has pulled out all the stops for our city’s five- to 11-year-olds. Every piece of this Sunday’s clinic has been designed with the comfort of children and families in mind and there is no better opportunity for a child to be vaccinated. I encourage anyone on the fence to make an appointment as soon as possible and come down to Scotiabank Arena this Sunday to take part in the activities, entertainment and giveaways that will make for a positive, memorable vaccination experience.”

– Mayor John Tory

“A day filled with music, entertainment, giveaways, and special guests – Toronto Kids Vaccine Day will be a celebration of our young superheroes who are stepping up to get vaccinated and protect our city. Thanks to all of our Team Toronto partners who have put so much time and energy into planning this special event for our city’s kids. Every aspect of Toronto Kids Vaccine Day has been designed to be fun, welcoming, and accessible for children and caregivers. Book an appointment now to join us for this special day, and help protect your loved ones and your community.”

– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Board of Health

“Team Toronto is ready to welcome our city’s youngest superheroes for a fun-filled day at Toronto Kids Vaccine Day. With appointments still available, I encourage everyone eligible to book their appointment and get the best protection against COVID-19 for our community.”

– Dr. Na-Koshie Lamptey, Deputy Medical Officer of Health

“We are proud to host Toronto Kids Vaccine Day at Scotiabank Arena and to welcome this group of superheroes to get their first COVID-19 vaccine. Alongside all our partners, staff and volunteers for the clinic we are ready to open our doors on Sunday to what will be another milestone in our journey to combat this pandemic.”

– Nick Eaves, Chief Venues & Operations Officer, MLSE

“As Sunday approaches, anticipation continues to build for Toronto Kids Vaccine Day at Scotiabank Arena. We are proud to partner with UHN, Michael Garron Hospital, SickKids, MLSE, Toronto Public Health and the City of Toronto to open the arena’s doors and administer up to 2,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to our young people. We would encourage parents to book an appointment and bring their children in to get their shot.”

– Brian Porter, President and CEO, Scotiabank

“We have a team of SickKids vaccinators that are ready to support our young community health heroes with their COVID-19 vaccinations. It’s been our honour to be part of Team Toronto and participate in Toronto Kids Vaccine Day to encourage and provide COVID-19 vaccines for children. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is crucial to help ensure the safety of our children and those around them.”

– Dr. Julia Orkin, Medical Officer, Integrated Community Partnerships, SickKids

“University Health Network is pleased to play a role in getting children vaccinated at this Sunday’s Toronto Kids Vaccine Day at Scotiabank Arena. I particularly want to thank the teams at the Toronto Public Health, the City of Toronto, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and Scotiabank for joining with teams from SickKids, Michael Garron and UHN to make this possible.”

– Dr. Kevin Smith, President and CEO, UHN

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