The City of Toronto and its healthcare partners have now administered more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines.
Toronto is the first health region in Ontario to achieve this vaccine milestone.
The City of Toronto is working with all our healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 612,284 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.
On April 2, the City expanded COVID-19 vaccine availability to individuals born in 1961 and earlier. Torontonians aged 60 or older can book vaccination appointments online or by phone for City-run COVID-19 immunization clinics and some health partner clinics.
The City is currently vaccinating residents born in 1961 and earlier at six of the City-operated mass immunization clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, Mitchell Field Arena and The Hangar.
As of yesterday evening, approximately 142,345 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic, an increase of 61,754 people since the vaccine eligibility was expanded on Friday. There are appointments still available. Eligible residents are encouraged to book an appointment through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 with the added option of booking by phone through the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488. For more information about what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine please visit, https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-covid-19-vaccine#how-to-schedule-a-vaccination.
The City and healthcare partners are working to operate approximately 26 clinics today, including mobile teams and on-site clinics, to vaccinate priority groups identified by the Province of Ontario’s priority framework. These clinics are only vaccinating those in the priority groups who have confirmed appointments.
City of Toronto immunization clinics
Unity Health Toronto
University Health Network
Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners
North York General Hospital – North York Toronto Health Partners
Scarborough Health Network
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
The City, Toronto Public Health, hospitals and community healthcare centres are all working together to get Torontonians vaccinated as quickly as possible. Getting vaccinated protects individuals, their close contacts and the community. As vaccine supply for the general population becomes widely available from the Government of Canada and the Province, more than 350 clinics, including pharmacies and mobile clinics across Toronto, will vaccinate people following the priority framework established by the Province.
To view a map and search for clinic locations across Toronto, including City-run facilities, pharmacies and hospitals, please visit www.toronto.ca/COVID19vaccinemap.
In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community, protect the healthcare system and save lives, the City continues to urge all residents to stay home as much as possible. Please review the City’s simple guide for recommended and mandatory public health measures at www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-guide-for-toronto-residents-grey/. The guide communicates some of what is and what is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.
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