COVID Vaccine Information

Updated May 13th, 2021

 

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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 vaccination appointments for Toronto residents aged 40 years or older, residents aged 18+ who live in hot-spot postal codes (in Ward 13, hot spot postal codes are M4X, M5A, and M5B), child care workers in licensed child care settings, people who are pregnant, elementary and secondary education workers, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals aged 18+, individuals with highest-risk, high-risk or at-risk health conditions, and frontline workers who cannot work from home. 

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre (learn more here)
  • Scarborough Town Centre (learn more here)
  • Toronto Congress Centre (learn more here)
  • East York Town Centre (learn more here)
  • Mitchell Field Arena (learn more here)
  • Malvern Community Recreation Centre (learn more here)
  • The Hangar (learn more here)
  • Carmine Stefano Community Centre (learn more here)
  • Cloverdale Mall (learn more here)
  • North Toronto Memorial Community Centre(learn more here)

Booking An Appointment Without Internet Access

Residents who are a part of the current priority group (residents aged 40 years or older, residents aged 18+ who live in hot-spot postal codes, child care workers in licensed child care settings, people who are pregnant, elementary and secondary education workers, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals aged 18+, individuals with highest-risk, high-risk or at-risk health conditions, and frontline workers who cannot work from home) without access to a computer or internet can book an appointment at a City-operated Immunization Clinic by phone through the provincial call centre, 1-888-999-6488.

Booking An Appointment With Internet Access

If you are part of a current priority group (residents aged 40 years or older, residents aged 18+ who live in hot-spot postal codes, child care workers in licensed child care settings, people who are pregnant, elementary and secondary education workers, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals aged 18+, individuals with highest-risk, high-risk or at-risk health conditions, and frontline workers who cannot work from home) and have access to a computer or the internet, you 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

Starting April 1st, 2021, in addition to the City’s mass COVID-19 immunization clinics, select pharmacies across the City are booking appointments for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for eligible people ages 40 or older in 2021. You must have an appointment to get vaccinated at a participating pharmacy. Before booking, ensure you are 40 years old or older in 2021, and have a valid Ontario health (OHIP) card, or another form of valid government-issued identification. To contact a participating pharmacy near you to book an appointment, please visit this website: covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations 

3. Hospital Immunization Clinics

**Important updates as of April 29th: Unity Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics at St. Joseph’s and St. Michael’s and will be open again for first dose appointments as of Monday, May 3. Appointments for the first week of May will be available for booking at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 29.

Toronto hospitals and their partner Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) are accepting registrations from priority populations, regardless of age. View the City of Toronto website here to check if you are part of a priority population. Priority populations include (but are not limited to):

  • Frontline health care workers in high/very high/highest risk groups
  • residents, staff and essential caregivers in long term care homes, retirement homes and assisted living
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit adults (aged 16 or older)
  • Faith leaders
  • Transplant recipients and those receiving active cancer treatment
  • Caregivers
  • Adults receiving chronic home care 

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4. Vaccine Hot-Spots and Pop-Up Clinics

Hot-Spots

As of May 3rd, 2021, vaccine appointments are available to all residents aged 18-49 within specific hot-spot postal codes. The list of neighbourhoods was identified by the Province of Ontario as areas with ongoing and historic high rates of COVID-19 transmission, hospitalization, and death. In Ward 13, hot spot postal codes are M4X, M5A, and M5B.

Residents aged 18+ and older in those high-risk areas (M4X, M5A, and M5B) are able to book vaccine appointments at City-run clinics. Bookings for Toronto Immunization Clinics are available online at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ 

Pop-Up Clinics

For Residents Aged 18-49 - there are currently three pop-up vaccination clinics in Ward 13:

  1. Regent Park – 40 Oaks (Fred Victor) – 40 Oak St.
  2. St. James Town – Wellesley Community Centre – 495 Sherbourne St
  3. Ryerson University - Lobby of the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex.  

All three of these locations are booking vaccines for residents aged 18-49 in the following postal codes: M4X, M5A, M5B, and M4Y. These are both operated by Unity Health and can be booked online.

These pop-ups should be considered a high-need, acute setting. It does not have the capacity to do the mass vaccination that the city-operated clinics do. As such, appointments at 40 Oak St and Wellesley Community center have been regularly fully booked. 

Please note: Pop-up clinics will be providing 24 hours’ notice via their website (Sherbourne Health and Regent Park Community Health Centre) and social media channels prior to the release of additional appointment times. We encourage eligible individuals to check these channels for updates. 

The City of Toronto continues to work on its vaccination implementation strategy for residents aged 18-49and we anticipate more pop-up and mobile clinics in hot spots to open shortly. When clinics are available, local residents will be informed through flyers and building memos in order to help manage the limited supply. 

Vaccine Clinic Locations

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

Stay Up-to-Date on Ward 13 Vaccine Rollout

In addition to frequent email-based notifications, if you are a Ward 13 - Toronto Centre resident, you can sign up for text message updates using your mobile phone by texting (647) 424-5358 or visiting this link on your mobile phone and filling out your information: https://my.community.com/kristynwong-tam 

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Learn more about the available vaccines in Canada here.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine right now?

Vaccine allotments for the City are determined by the provincial government in accordance with Ontario’s Ethical Framework for COVID-19 vaccine prioritization. The provincial government has created a three-phase plan to distribute vaccines. The three phases are:

  • Phase 1: High-Risk Populations
  • Phase 2: Mass Delivery of Vaccines
  • Phase 3: Stead State

As of April 13th, the Province of Ontario is in Phase 2. 

How is the City of Toronto preparing to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to residents?

The City has formed a COVID-19 Immunization Task Force, which includes experts from Toronto Public Health, Toronto Fire, Toronto Paramedics Service and the Emergency Operations Centre. The Task Force follows the guidance of the provincial government, and is using lessons learned from our annual flu vaccine clinics and experiences from the H1N1 influenza pandemic to inform the development and implementation of our mass immunization plan for Toronto.

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.

How will I know when the general public can get vaccinated?

The situation regarding vaccine supply continues to evolve. The City has a comprehensive communications plan to ensure that residents know when it is their turn to get vaccinated. We will continue to keep the public informed of plans as they are finalized. Information will be promoted through mainstream and social media platforms and other channels, and posted on our website (www.toronto.ca/COVID19vaccine).

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