News Release
November 10, 2022

This weekend, Toronto Public Health (TPH) is bringing pop-up vaccination clinics to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (the Royal) and other locations where Torontonians live, work and play.

All TPH pop-up vaccination clinics now offer free COVID-19 and flu vaccines as part of the current annual influenza (flu) vaccination campaign. These family- and youth-friendly clinics provide monovalent and bivalent COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the flu vaccine, to eligible residents five years of age and older on a walk-in basis, with no appointments or health card required. More information is available on the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility & Doses webpage.

Flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be available during the Royal at 100 Princes’ Blvd. Exhibition Place (Enercare Centre, Hall C, Galleria Hallway) on Saturday, November 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional upcoming weekend pop-up clinics offering COVID-19 and flu vaccines include:

Saturday, November 12

  • Lawrence Allen Centre, 700 Lawrence Ave. W., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Stockyards, 1980 St. Clair Ave. W., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Yonge Sheppard Centre, 2 Sheppard Ave. E., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Gibson House Museum, 5172 Yonge St., 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • San Lorenzo Church, 2981 Dufferin St., noon to 5 p.m.
  • Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, 627 Queens Quay W., noon to 4 p.m.
  • Thistletown Community Centre, 925 Albion Rd., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, November 13

  • Cedarbrook Community Centre, 91 Eastpark Blvd., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Lawrence Allen Centre, 700 Lawrence Ave. W., noon to 5 p.m.
  • Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Rd., noon to 4 p.m.
  • Stephen Leacock Community Recreation Centre, 2500 Birchmount Rd., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be offered by Team Toronto partners, including City-run immunization clinics, primary care offices and more than 525 pharmacies. A full list of clinic locations and hours is available on the City’s COVID-19: Where to Get Vaccinated webpage.

Flu vaccination appointments continue to be available at all six City-run fixed-site immunization clinics to people six months of age and older. Identification or a health card are not required. Appointments can be made using the TPH Appointment Booking System: Toronto residents six months of age and older can also receive their flu vaccine through their primary care provider, and those two years of age and older can receive their vaccine at one of more than 700 participating pharmacies.

Flu cases are expected to increase as the weather gets colder and people spend more time indoors. Updates on flu activity in Toronto are posted every Friday by 3 p.m. on the Information for Health Professionals webpage.

Flu, COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses spread very easily from person-to-person by droplets produced by coughing, sneezing or talking. The flu vaccine and a fall booster COVID-19 vaccine can protect against severe infection, as can taking additional actions found on the COVID-19 & Respiratory Viruses: Reduce Virus Spread Guide webpage.

People who are most vulnerable to severe effects of the flu include adults 65 years of age and older, individuals with chronic health conditions, those with neurologic or neurodevelopment conditions, residents of nursing homes and chronic care facilities, children six months to five years of age, pregnant individuals and Indigenous people. More information is available on the Flu Prevention for the 2022/2023 season webpage.


“I am proud that Team Toronto’s efforts to help residents get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu are continuing non-stop. Clinics are open across the city this weekend including at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair so if you are eligible, please get vaccinated.”

– Mayor John Tory

“With the increase in respiratory viruses like influenza and COVID-19 this fall and winter, I encourage all Toronto residents to receive the vaccines for which they are eligible as soon as they are able.”

– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health

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