Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update

The City of Toronto is working with all our healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 636,718 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.

On April 2, the City expanded COVID-19 vaccine availability to individuals born in 1961 and earlier. Torontonians aged 60 or older can book vaccination appointments online or by phone for City-run COVID-19 immunization clinics and some health partner clinics.

The City is currently vaccinating residents born in 1961 and earlier at six of the City-operated mass immunization clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, Mitchell Field Arena and The Hangar.

As of yesterday evening, approximately 150,264 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic. There are appointments still available. Eligible residents are encouraged to book an appointment through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 with the added option of booking by phone through the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488. For more information about what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine please visit, https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-covid-19-vaccine#how-to-schedule-a-vaccination.

The City and healthcare partners are working to operate approximately 32 clinics today, including mobile teams and on-site clinics, to vaccinate priority groups identified by the Province of Ontario’s priority framework. These clinics are only vaccinating those in the priority groups who have confirmed appointments.

City of Toronto immunization clinics
•Yesterday, held six City-operated mass immunization clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, Mitchell Field Arena and The Hangar.
•Vaccinated approximately 7,431 eligible residents.
•Today, will vaccinate up to approximately 8,100 people born in 1961 or earlier. Only those with confirmed appointments will be vaccinated. People without appointments should not attend a City’s immunization clinic.

Unity Health Toronto
•Yesterday, held two on-site clinics, two mobile clinics in congregate settings, and a mobile clinic for homebound adults.
•Vaccinated 1,560 people who are priority hospital and community based healthcare workers, local pharmacy staff, local dentists and their staff, select inpatients, homebound adults, individuals living in congregate settings, members of the Indigenous community, shelter staff, transplant recipients and those receiving active cancer treatment, individuals with specific high-risk health conditions and people 50 years and older in high risk areas.
•Today, will hold two on-site clinics and two mobile clinics.
•Will vaccinate 1,390 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit unityhealth.to.

University Health Network
•Yesterday, held four on-site clinics.
•Vaccinated 2,010 people who are healthcare workers and students, individuals 70 years and older, long-term care staff and essential caregivers, Indigenous adults, patients and community members with high-risk chronic health conditions, and people 50 years and older in high risk areas.
•Today, will hold four on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
•Will vaccinate 2,070 belonging to the same groups, as well as individuals living in shelters.
For more information, please visit www.uhn.ca.

Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners
•Yesterday, held one on-site clinic (Thorncliffe Park Community Hub), and deployed two mobile teams.
•Vaccinated 1,978 people who are healthcare workers, Indigenous adults, individuals who receive home care, faith leaders, community members 60 years and older, individuals living in congregate settings, individuals living in shelters or experiencing homelessness, residents 50 years and older in priority neighbourhoods, and individuals with highest risk and high risk chronic conditions and their essential caregivers.
•Today, will hold two on-site clinics and deploy a mobile team.
•Will vaccinate 2,277 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit www.tehn.ca.

Humber River Hospital and North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team
•Yesterday, held one on-site clinic and two mobile clinics.
•Vaccinated 1,562 people who are healthcare workers, individuals eligible under Phase 2, and residents 50 years and older in priority neighbourhoods.
•Today, will hold one on-site clinic and a mobile clinic.
•Will vaccinate 1,896 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit www.hrh.ca.

North York General Hospital – North York Toronto Health Partners
•       Yesterday, held two on-site clinics.
•       Vaccinated 1,746 who are hospital healthcare workers, and community members 60 years and older.
•       Today, will hold two on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
•       Will vaccinate approximately 2,016 people who are hospital healthcare workers, individuals living in shelters and community members 60 years and older.
For more information, please visit www.nygh.on.ca.

Scarborough Health Network
•Yesterday, held four on-site clinics and two pop-up clinics.
•Vaccinated 2,700 people who are healthcare workers, residents 60 years and older, and individuals living in long-term care and congregate settings.
•Today, will hold four on-site clinics and three pop-up clinics.
•Will vaccinate approximately 3,100 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit www.shn.ca.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
•Yesterday, held one on-site clinic and a mobile clinic.
•Vaccinated 1,100 people who are residents 70 years and older, Indigenous adults, adults who receive home care, healthcare workers, hospital staff, and people with highest risk and high risk conditions.
•Today, will hold one on-site clinic.
•Will vaccinate approximately 1,000 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit sunnybrook.ca.

CAMH
•Yesterday, held one on-site clinic.
•Vaccinated approximately 227 people who are hospital healthcare workers in priority risk groups, community members 60 years and older, Indigenous adults, faith leaders, and individuals living in high risk congregate settings, caregivers and staff.
•Today, will hold one on-site clinic.
•Will vaccinate 270 belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit www.camh.ca.

Participating pharmacies in Toronto
•Toronto Public Health can confirm that as of yesterday morning, 122,161    people aged 55 and older received the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine at participating pharmacies in Toronto since the provincial pilot began.

The City, Toronto Public Health, hospitals and community healthcare centres are all working together to get Torontonians vaccinated as quickly as possible. Getting vaccinated protects individuals, their close contacts and the community. As vaccine supply for the general population becomes widely available from the Government of Canada and the Province, more than 350 clinics, including pharmacies and mobile clinics across Toronto, will vaccinate people following the priority framework established by the Province.

To view a map and search for clinic locations across Toronto, including City-run facilities, pharmacies and hospitals, please visit www.toronto.ca/COVID19vaccinemap.

In order to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community, protect the healthcare system and save lives, the City continues to urge all residents to stay home as much as possible. Please review the City’s simple guide for recommended and mandatory public health measures at www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-guide-for-toronto-residents-grey/. The guide communicates some of what is and what is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws.

SOURCE  City of Toronto

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