Starting tomorrow, Toronto Public Health (TPH) will take over operations of the COVID-19 mass immunization clinic at Thorncliffe Park Community Hub located at 45 Overlea Blvd. TPH will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccines at the site and introduce Hepatitis B, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningococcal vaccines for youth and more health services to support the local community.
The transition of this COVID-19 mass immunization clinic from East Toronto Health Partners, the Ontario Health Team serving East Toronto, to TPH represents the next phase of this partnership that began in March 2021. It will ensure that local residents continue to have convenient access to COVID-19 vaccines while being offered more health services to help with COVID-19 recovery.
Effective Thursday, May 26, the Thorncliffe Park Community Hub clinic will be open Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will operate by appointment or on a walk-in basis to provide first, second, third, fourth and paediatric doses of COVID-19 vaccine to eligible residents. An Ontario health card is not required.
Appointments for Hepatitis B, HPV and Meningococcal vaccines for youth will soon also be available for eligible students to book on the TPH Appointment Booking System.
TPH continues to encourage residents to stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 immunization, including all booster (third and fourth) doses for the best protection against serious illness linked to COVID-19 and its variants. Recent data shows residents who kept up-to-date with their vaccinations were better protected against serious consequences linked to the virus when compared to those who were unvaccinated or under vaccinated.
First, second, third and fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine are also available by appointment or walk-in across the five City-run immunization clinics. Residents can also get their doses at more than 525 local pharmacies that are offering the COVID-19 vaccine, Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, select primary care offices and other Team Toronto health care partner clinics. More information is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage.
“The Thorncliffe Park Community Hub continues to be a key part of our Team Toronto COVID-19 vaccination effort. Thank you to Toronto Public Health for continuing to operate this site and thank you to East Toronto Health partners for your amazing work delivering vaccinations over the last 14 months at this important location in Thorncliffe Park. This clinic is open seven days a week to help residents get the COVID-19 vaccine dose they need to make sure they have the most protection possible against this virus.”
– Mayor John Tory
“Team Toronto partners continue to play a critical role in our COVID-19 vaccination campaign to help make sure that all residents have convenient access to vaccination opportunities. The clinic at Thorncliffe Park Community Hub is a great example of this collaborative work to bring vaccine to where residents live, work and play. Thank you to our East Toronto Health partners for helping to administer over 275,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is an impressive achievement and we look forward to continuing to work together to help protect our community from this virus.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health
“I am very pleased to share that COVID-19 vaccinations, youth vaccinations, and other health services will continue to be available and accessible through the Thorncliffe Park Community Hub, now operated by Toronto Public Health. Since March 2021, this mass immunization clinic has helped to significantly increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in the local community. Thank you to our East Toronto Health partners and Toronto Public Health for your ongoing efforts to support Thorncliffe Park.”
– Councillor Jaye Robinson (Don Valley West)
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