The City of Toronto and vaccination partners are working to vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible. This Victoria Day long weekend, the City has been successfully running the Long Weekend Dose Drive across the network of nine City-run immunization clinics to encourage people to get vaccinated and make sure appointments are available. More than 34,300 people have already been vaccinated on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this holiday weekend at City-operated clinics.
There are 1,869 appointments still available today for any adult or young person 12 and older who wants to be part of this weekend’s vaccination push. Appointments are still available in particular at the Carmine Stefano Community Centre, the Toronto Congress Centre, The Hangar Sport & Event Centre and Cloverdale Mall. The Province of Ontario has said vaccination coverage is a key consideration within their COVID-19 reopening plan timelines. While Toronto has surpassed 60 per cent vaccine coverage, the City is determined to continue this momentum to support a strong and robust reopening.
All Torontonians age 12 and older are encouraged to book a vaccination appointment as soon as possible. Appointments are for first vaccine doses only. Appointments can be booked through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900. When booking online, people are encouraged to input “Toronto” as their location at the scheduling stage to see the full list of clinics. To find the soonest appointment, click through the list of clinics with availability. Generally, clinics at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, The Hangar and Cloverdale Mall have the greatest appointment availability.
First dose appointments scheduled through the provincial online vaccine booking system can be rescheduled online through the confirmation email received at the time of booking or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007). Health card and postal code are required to rebook. For appointments booked with a public health unit, pharmacy or hospital, individuals must contact the vaccination partner directly to make any changes.
City-run clinics are part of the Team Toronto vaccination network that includes hundreds of clinics operated by hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare and community partners. A full list of eligible groups with information on where and how to register for appointments is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage . Those seeking a vaccine appointment are also encouraged to register and check availability with healthcare partners here and through local pharmacies or healthcare providers.
For the current wave of COVID-19 in Toronto, amplified by variants of concern, staying home and following public health guidance is the best way to keep everyone safe. Please review the City’s COVID-19: Guide for Residents for public health guidance and information on what is and is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.
“Thank you to everyone working to get residents vaccinated this long weekend and thank you to everyone who is stepping forward to get their shot. I am confident that this will be our last long weekend in lockdown thanks to your efforts. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, please get your shot so we can bring this pandemic to an end.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Torontonians really stepped up for our Long Weekend Dose Drive. In City-run and hospital sites, at pop-up clinics in library branches and community centres, at drive-thru locations, and even at City Hall, tens of thousands of Torontonians got their shot this weekend. Now, let’s keep up the momentum and get Toronto vaccinated.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy, Chair Toronto Board of Health
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