COVID Vaccine Information

Updated October 18th, 2021

 

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Download your Enhanced Vaccine Certificate and the Verify Ontario Mobile App

As of September 22, 2021, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and personal identification to access certain businesses and settings in Ontario. Learn more about how individuals can download their proof of vaccination, and how businesses can download the Verify Ontario app below:

Individuals:

  • Download your enhanced vaccine certificate (with an official QR code) if you are an Ontario resident here.
  • While the current vaccine receipt without a QR code remains valid and will continue to be accepted, the province is encouraging individuals to download their enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code as an easier, more secure, and convenient way to have their proof of vaccination verified.
  • Ontarians will need to continue to show a piece of identification with their name and date of birth along with their proof of vaccination when visiting select businesses and organizations.
  • Those who are unable to download the certificate themselves can contact the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre to have it mailed or emailed to them. The centre can be reached at 1-833-943-3900 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.
  • People who do not have an Ontario health card can contact their public health unit to have their identity verified and get a COVID ID, which is a unique number assigned by a public health unit for the purpose of obtaining a copy of a vaccine certificate.

Businesses and organizations:

  • Download the free Verify Ontario app from the Apple App and Google Play stores. 
  • The Verify Ontario app can be used without an internet connection, but like any app, it will need to connect to the internet periodically to keep it up to date. The app never stores personal information and only shows the minimum amount of information necessary to confirm vaccination.

 The province has provided this FAQ sheet for any further questions. 

Where to Get Vaccinated

Please note: Please do not call 311 or Toronto Public Health to book an appointment. The City 311 contact centre and Toronto Public Health staff do not have access to the booking system. Please read below for the different ways to get vaccinated in the City of Toronto.

1. City of Toronto Immunization Clinics

The following City-operated COVID-19 Immunization Clinics are booking first and second dose vaccination appointments for all Toronto residents aged 12 years or older in 2021:

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Cloverdale Mall
  • Scarborough Town Centre
  • Mitchell Field Arena 
  • Woodbine Mall

Learn more here.

Booking An Appointment Without Internet Access

Residents who are aged 12 years or older in 2021 without access to a computer or internet can book an appointment at a City-operated Immunization Clinic by phone through the provincial call centre, 1-833-943-3900.

Booking An Appointment With Internet Access

Residents aged 12 years or older in 2021 and who have internet access can book an appointment at a City-operated Immunization Clinic through the following steps:

  • Access the booking system by going to www.toronto.ca/COVID19 and clicking on the button that says "Book a Vaccine." This will take you into the initial registration system.
  • Follow the instructions and complete all information in the form.
  • You will need to enter the information found on your photo Health Card, birthdate, postal code, and contact information including email address and/or phone number.
  • The system will verify your eligibility to book an appointment for vaccination, based on this information, and will then take you to the scheduling system.
  • You will then be able to enter your Postal Code to find the closest available clinic location, or you can choose to scroll through all the available appointment options.
  • You will be able to see all of the available appointment dates and times, and will be able to select the available appointment that you prefer.
  • You are free to select whichever appointment date and time, in whichever clinic you choose.
  • Once you select and confirm your first dose appointment, you will also be asked to select the date and time for your second dose appointment.
  • Once you have selected and confirmed both your first and second dose appointments, you will receive a confirmation number and a QR code as confirmation of booking.
  • Your confirmed information will also be sent to you via email and by text message, if you provided both an email address and phone number during the registration process.
  • You will not need to bring this information with you to the clinic on the day of your appointment, as clinic staff will be able to locate your appointment by looking up your information when you arrive on your scheduled date and time.
  • Please bring a piece of ID and your respiration number with you to your appointment.
  • The system will not permit anyone to schedule multiple appointments – you will only be able to schedule one set of first and second-dose appointments per person.

We recognize that it may be challenging for individuals who have mobility or other health issues to navigate through the clinics. There will be plenty of seating available and elders are permitted to bring in a caregiver, provided they pass the screening as well.

2. Pharmacies

You can get vaccinated at select pharmacies if you are:

  • 12 or older in 2021 on the day of your appointment to get the Pfizer vaccine
  • 18 or older on the day of your appointment to get the Moderna vaccine
  • Wanting to get your second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine

You must have an appointment to get vaccinated at a participating pharmacy. Before booking, ensure you have a valid Ontario health (OHIP) card, or another form of valid government-issued identification, and proper eligibility. Enter the first 3 characters of your postal code to find a pharmacy offering vaccines near you here: covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations 

3. Hospital Immunization Clinics

The Unity Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics at St. Michael’s and St. Joseph’s had their final day of operations on Friday, July 30.

What to expect now that they've closed:

  • Smaller vaccination teams will be available to support community outreach
  • Unity Health’s Ontario Health Team partners will continue to offer COVID-19 vaccinations. See more about these initiatives in the Supporting Our Community section of this webpage.

4. Vaccine Pop-Up Clinics

There are currently two pop-up vaccination clinics offering first-dose appointments in Ward 13 (you will receive confirmation of your second dose appointment after you receive your first dose):

  1. Regent Park – 40 Oaks (Fred Victor) – 40 Oak St.
  2. St. James Town – Wellesley Community Centre – 495 Sherbourne St

Eligibility to book at Ward 13 pop-up vaccination clinics:

First Dose

  • People who are 18 years of age or older at the time of their appointment
  • People who are turning 12 years of age before the end of 2021 or older

Second Dose

  • People 18 years of age or older
  • Must be 21 days or more from the first dose of Pfizer
  • Must be 28 days or more from the first dose of Moderna
  • Must be 8 weeks or more from the first dose of AstraZeneca
  • People who are turning 12 years of age before the end of 2021 or older who received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine 21+ days ago

Book for your first, second (or if applicable, third) dose appointment online. Clinics also accept walk-ins. Please bring Photo ID, if possible – If you have a health card or other government ID, please bring it to your appointment. If you do not have a form of government-issued ID, you are still able to be vaccinated. 

Vaccine Clinic Locations

View a map of immunization clinics and filter by City-run clinics, hospital clinics, and pharmacies here.

mRNA Vaccines

Should I get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine?

Vaccinated Against COVID-19? What does it mean for me?

By getting vaccinated, you benefit from the protection you get against COVID-19 and the easing of restrictive measures in your community. You still need to follow local public health advice in public settings (e.g. workplaces, public transit). Their advice considers community risk levels. 

A majority of people in Canada have now had their first shot and many will soon be fully vaccinated. Below is a handy chart created by Public Health Canada to inform your actions depending on your vaccination status. This advice is based on the current state and will be updated as vaccination rates continue to increase and cases decrease.

Who is responsible for distributing COVID-19 vaccines in Toronto?

All levels of government play important roles in delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to residents:

  • The federal government is responsible for approving vaccines as safe and effective for use, and for procuring the vaccines.
  • The provincial government is responsible for creating a provincial vaccination plan that includes distributing vaccines and supporting health system partners to deliver them to residents.
  • The City of Toronto will promote the importance of the vaccine, including addressing vaccine hesitancy. The City of Toronto will immunize residents through mass vaccination clinics. The City of Toronto will liaise with other agencies that will immunize their own clients to relay provincial information and coordinate immunization plans. Toronto Public Health will also investigate adverse events following immunization, and share data with the Province.

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