News Release
December 29, 2021

Team Toronto expects to have administered third “booster” doses of COVID-19 vaccine to more than 33 per cent of eligible Torontonians by the end of the day, resulting in one in three eligible Torontonians being immunized with the booster. Anyone age 18 or older is eligible for a third dose 84 days following their second dose.

Team Toronto and Toronto Public Health (TPH) continue to work hard throughout this holiday season to provide residents with opportunities to get their first, second or third dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Today, nearly 100 per cent of appointments for City-run vaccination clinics are booked, with almost 5,200 people age 12 and older and nearly 830 five- to 11-year-olds scheduled to be vaccinated today across the network of five clinics. Holiday vaccination outreach will continue into the upcoming New Year’s weekend with approximately 14,000 appointments booked from January 1 to 3, 2022 at City-run clinics. As new vaccine options open, TPH will update residents so they can continue to get their vaccines in the New Year.

Team Toronto is offering thousands of 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)
• 910 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)
• 1,180 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)
• 1,145 appointments booked

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

Woodbine Mall
500 Rexdale Blvd. (inside the Hudson’s Bay store; enter through the entrance on the second level)
• 1,506 appointments booked

Hospital partner clinics

Michael Garron Hospital
Michael Garron hospital has a number of vaccination opportunities, including at Thorncliffe Park Community Hub clinic, 45 Overlea Blvd. (appointments booked through the provincial booking system). Three school pop-up clinics at Crescent Town Elementary School, Earl Haig Public School, and St. John Catholic School are taking place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or while vaccine supply lasts. Pop-ups have 300 adult doses and 150 child doses each and will welcome walk-ins from people living or going to school in the M1L, M3C, M4A, M4B and M4H postal codes. 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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