News Release
December 2, 2022

For the second year in a row, Team Toronto’s Vax The Holidays campaign is bringing COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinics to Toronto malls and popular community hubs. The campaign launches today and will focus on providing COVID-19 and flu vaccinations to as many Torontonians as possible throughout the holiday season.

Vax The Holidays features mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics and is focused on making sure locations are easily accessed and in areas where large groups of people will be gathering in the coming weeks, including busy holiday shopping locations. Toronto Public Health (TPH) is strongly encouraging people to receive the vaccinations during this month-long campaign to guard against serious illness at a time when hospital emergency departments are packed with people struggling with respiratory illness.

As of November 24, more than 26,000 flu vaccines had been administered at the City of Toronto’s six fixed-site immunization clinics and mobile clinics. As of November 23, more than 300,000 doses had been provided at pharmacies in Toronto. By comparison, at this time last year 257,000 doses were administered by participating pharmacies in Toronto.

The flu vaccine is free for people six months of age and older who live, work or attend school in Ontario. No health card is required at City clinics. Priority populations for clinics include families with children under the age of two, persons with no health card, seniors and other vulnerable adults

Flu vaccination appointments continue to be available at all six City fixed-site immunization clinics to people six months of age and older. People five years of age and older attending a City-run clinic or a participating Team Toronto pharmacy can be vaccinated for the flu and COVID-19 in the same visit.

More details on the mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Toronto and the select locations offering flu vaccines can be found on the City’s mobile vaccination webpage.

Eligible residents age five and older can choose from 30 mobile clinics set up in malls and community locations cross the city to get their flu shot and bivalent COVID-19 booster:

  • Lawrence Allen Centre: 700 Lawrence Ave. W., today 1 to 8 p.m., tomorrow 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and this Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. (last day of the clinic is this Sunday, December 4).
  • Scarborough Town Centre: 300 Borough Dr., Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m., to 6 p.m.
  • Stock Yards Village: 1980 St. Clair Ave. W., Thursday to Friday, 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Yonge Sheppard Centre: 2 Sheppard Ave. E., Thursday to Friday, 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Yorkgate Mall: 1 York Gate Blvd., Monday, 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. (only offering COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday)
  • North York Sheridan Mall: 2202 Jane St. Unit 5, Wednesday, 5 to 8:30 p.m. (flu shot not available at this location)
  • Rexdale Community Hub: 21 Panorama Ct., Monday, 2 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Broadlands Community Centre: 19 Castlegrove Blvd., Tuesday and Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Cecil Community Centre: 58 Cecil St., Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cedarbrook Community Centre: 91 Eastpark Blvd., Sunday, December 11 and 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Horner Avenue Senior Centre: 320 Horner Ave., only on Friday December 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Humberwood Community Centre: 850 Humberwood Blvd., only on Sunday December 18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Oriole Community Centre: 2975 Don Mills Rd. W., Thursday, 4 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Parkway Forest Community Centre: 55 Forest Manor Rd., only on Wednesday, December 7 and 21, 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Port Union Community Centre: 5450 Lawrence Ave. E., Friday, December 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre: 627 Queens Quay W., Saturday, December 3 and 10, noon to 4 p.m. and Monday, December 5, 12, and 19, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Fairbank Memorial Community Centre: 2213 Dufferin St., Tuesday, 1 to 6 p.m. (last day Tuesday, December 13).
  • Malvern Community Recreation Centre: 30 Sewells Rd., Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Agincourt Recreation Centre: 31 Glen Watford Dr., Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thistletown Community Centre: 925 Albion Rd., Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Gibson House Museum: 5172 Yonge St., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Scadding Court Community Centre: 707 Dundas St. W., Wednesday, 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, December 28, 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Scarborough Museum: 1007 Brimley Rd., Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • San Romanoway Apartments: 15 San Romanoway, Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, December 24 and 31, noon to 4 p.m.
  • BGC St. Alban’s Club: 843 Palmerston Ave., Friday, 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Stephen Leacock Community Recreation Centre: 2500 Birchmount Rd., Sunday, December 11 and 18, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Toronto Public Library Weston Branch: 2 King St. (Weston Road and King Street), Monday, December 12 and 19, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed December 5 and 26)
  • Toronto Public Library Richview Branch: 1806 Islington Ave., Tuesday, December 13, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, December 9, 23 and 30 (closed today and Friday, December 16)
  • Toronto Public Library Goldhawk Branch: 295 Alton Towers Cir., Thursday,10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Toronto Public Library Parkdale Branch: 1303 Queen St. W., Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Additional information on where to get vaccinated is also available on the City’s COVID-19: Where to Get Vaccinated webpage.

The vaccines are also available at the six City-run immunization clinics which are:

  • Metro Hall: 214 Wellington St. W., Monday to Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Crossroads Plaza: 2625 Weston Rd., Monday to Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thorncliffe Park Community Hub: 45 Overlea Blvd., Monday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (only COVID-19 and flu vaccines are offered at this location on Sundays and Mondays)
  • 1 Eglinton Square: Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cloverdale Mall: 250 The East Mall, Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Mitchell Field Community Centre: 89 Church Ave., Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


“Making these mobile clinics accessible to Torontonians living in every corner of our city is a great way to encourage vaccinations as we head into one of the busiest seasons of the year. The second annual Vax The Holidays is a great initiative by Team Toronto to keep residents healthy and ensure they are able to get their flu vaccine and a bivalent COVID-19 booster close to where they live and work to protect against illnesses. I encourage all eligible Torontonians to take advantage of these clinics and get vaccinated.”
– Mayor John Tory

“It is not too late for residents to receive their COVID-19 bivalent booster and flu vaccines and receive the essential protection they provide. This is especially important as the holiday season approaches, and as family and friends are making plans to gather for the holidays. This is why Team Toronto is launching this campaign again this year and bringing the vaccines where people live, work and shop.”
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto Medical Officer of Health

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Media Relations
Toronto Public Health