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 over the next two weekends. All TPH pop-up vaccination clinics now offer free COVID-19 and flu vaccines as part of the current annual influenza (flu) vaccination campaign. Anyone five years of age or older will be offered both the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine.
Flu and COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be available during both weekends of the Royal at 100 Princes Blvd. Exhibition Place (Enercare Centre, Hall C, Galleria Hallway) on Saturday, November 5 and Saturday, November 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Sunday, November 6 and Sunday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
These family- and youth-friendly clinics will provide monovalent and bivalent COVID-19 vaccines, and 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.
The upcoming weekend pop-up clinics offering COVID-19 and flu vaccines include the following:
Saturday, November 5
Sunday, November 6
Saturday, November 12
Sunday, November 13
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 TPH 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 Toronto Public Health 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 also 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.
“Thank you to everyone continuing to work on our COVID-19 vaccine efforts and now our flu vaccination efforts. If you’re eligible for these vaccines and able to attend these vaccine clinics, please get vaccinated to help protect yourself and our ongoing COVID-19 recovery efforts.”
– Mayor John Tory
“As fall arrives and we spend more time with indoor activities, the season for increased respiratory activity begins. We have the ability through vaccination, the use of masks, and hand washing to protect ourselves, our family, and friends from a serious case of COVID-19, influenza illness and hospitalization.”
– Na-Koshie Lamptey, Deputy Medical Officer of Health
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