News Release
March 5, 2022

Team Toronto continues Vax And Read, the City of Toronto’s latest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, as part of the shift to an equity-focused, hyper-local mobile strategy to improve vaccination uptake in certain neighbourhoods.

Vax And Read, which began on Wednesday, March 2, brings COVID-19 vaccination clinics to many Toronto Public Library (TPL) branches in an effort to continue removing barriers and make COVID-19 vaccines as accessible and convenient as possible by bringing vaccines to where residents live, work, play, study and read.

Vax And Read will run until Wednesday, March 16 in 12 TPL branches across the city. Locations were selected by Toronto Public Health (TPH) in high-risk neighbourhoods that have been determined to have low vaccination coverage.

A full list of clinic locations and hours can be found on the City’s COVID-19: Pop-Up Immunization Clinics webpage.

Clinics will operate on a walk-in basis; no registration or appointments are required. Clinics will offer first, second, third and paediatric COVID-19 vaccine doses of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.


“Thank you to our Team Toronto partners and to the Toronto Public Library branches involved in Vax And Read. I am pleased to see yet another easily accessible opportunity for Torontonians to get their vaccines conveniently in their neighborhoods. I urge all of those eligible who have not yet had their dose to visit their local library and do so. Thank you to those who are vaccinated for doing your part to protect yourself, your loved ones and your neighbours.”
– Mayor John Tory

“Team Toronto continues to work tirelessly to ensure vaccines are as accessible as possible, bringing hyper-local clinics directly to where people live, work, play, and now, even study and read. At Vax And Read, Torontonians can quickly and easily get vaccinated at participating library branches by choosing a location that is most convenient.”
– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health

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