Today, the Province of Ontario announced that as of Friday, April 30 at 8 a.m., individuals born in 1966 and earlier will be eligible for vaccination at City of Toronto COVID-19 vaccination clinics. More than 215,000 Torontonians aged 55 to 59 join those age 60 and older in being able to book vaccination appointments online or by phone for City-run clinics and some Team Toronto partner clinics.
The Province also announced the Phase Two Schedule for COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Eligibility, showing the planned expansion of vaccination eligibility throughout the month of May. The City is ready to expand City-run clinic operations once vaccine availability permits.
The City is urging everyone who is eligible to receive a vaccine to book an appointment as soon as possible. As the virus and variants of concern continue to be transmitted in Toronto, getting vaccinated protects you, your family and your community. There are appointments at City-run clinics available as early as next week for eligible groups. Individuals age 55 or older in 2021 can book appointments through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on toronto.ca/covid-19 or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900. Anyone not yet eligible to receive a vaccine, is encouraged to help those who are eligible to book an appointment.
All City-operated clinics are booked through the provincial booking system. Eligible individuals are able to select from available appointment times at any of the nine City-operated clinics:
City-run clinics are part of the Team Toronto vaccination network that includes hundreds of clinics operated by hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare and community partners. The full list of eligible groups with information on how to register for appointments at the various Team Toronto clinics is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage.
As Toronto continues the rollout of mass immunization, to reduce and eliminate the transmission of COVID-19, protect the healthcare system and save lives, the City continues to urge all residents to stay home as much as possible to help stop the spread of the virus. Please review the City’s COVID-19: Guide for Residents for recommended and mandatory public health measures under provincial regulations and City bylaws.
“We are doing everything we can as a City government to help our residents get vaccinated. We are ready to ramp up the capacity of our City-run vaccination clinics as more vaccine supply becomes available in the coming weeks so that more people will be able to get vaccinated. I encourage all Toronto residents to get registered to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible.”
– Mayor John Tory
“The best vaccine is the one available to you right now. I strongly encourage everyone in our city to get the vaccine as soon as you can. Vaccines are how we’ll end this pandemic. Let’s get Toronto vaccinated.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Board of Health
“The Provincial announcement extending vaccine eligibility to those 55 years of age and older provides the opportunity for more Toronto residents to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination appointments at City-operated mass immunization clinics. Our Immunization Task Force continues to work in collaboration with our Team Toronto partners to maximize the continued rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with vaccine supply.”
– Chief Matthew Pegg, General Manager of the Office of Emergency Management
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