Team Toronto continuing to help kids and education workers get vaccinated

Over the next three days, starting today through Saturday, January 15, Team Toronto will hold clinics that will work to administer COVID-19 vaccine to kids and education workers, ahead of the return to in-class learning next Monday. The clinics include 11 school-based clinics, one school that is invited to a hospital clinic; and five City of Toronto Mass Immunization Clinics.

These clinics are part of Team Toronto’s continuing efforts to make progress in helping residents get vaccinated.
Yesterday, Mayor John Tory announced “Vax The Northwest,” Team Toronto’s latest mass vaccination event taking place on Sunday, January 23. For one day only, Vax The Northwest will serve more than 1,000 COVID-19 vaccinations in York University’s Aviva Centre: https://www.toronto.ca/news/team-toronto-takes-to-the-court-for-vax-the-northwest-clinic-prioritizing-communities-with-lower-covid-19-vaccination-rates/

On January 12, the City of Toronto announced that fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine are now being administered in all City-run long-term care (LTC) homes and that the LTC vaccination clinics will continue until all eligible LTC residents are vaccinated: https://www.toronto.ca/news/fourth-doses-now-being-administered-in-all-city-of-toronto-run-long-term-care-homes/

Last month, Team Toronto ramped up vaccination efforts to help all eligible Toronto residents get their third dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Given the emergence of the new Omicron variant and ongoing community transmission of the Delta variant, Toronto Public Health urges all eligible residents to book their third-dose appointment. Residents who have not yet received their first or second COVID-19 vaccine shot are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. COVID-19 vaccines lower the risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death, while protecting oneself, loved ones and the community.

Team Toronto has been delivering third doses at City-run clinics, mobile clinics, hospital partner clinics, more than 525 local pharmacies and doctors’ offices.

The following clinic locations are operating today:

City-run immunization clinics
The five City-run immunization clinics continue to add new appointments for first, second and third doses of COVID-19 vaccine. To book an appointment, click the blue “Book a Vaccine” button on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 or call 1-833-943-3900. City-run clinics are easily accessible by transit and offer free parking on site. Clinic staff are also able to provide resources in multiple languages. A person with a vaccination appointment can also bring a support person to help with translation.

While City-run clinics and health care partners across the province await further shipments of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine later this month, all City of Toronto-run clinics will administer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to residents 30 years of age and older.

People with vaccination appointments are asked to arrive no more than 10 minutes early to vaccination clinics. There will be vaccine doses available for everyone who has an appointment; arriving earlier than necessary does not impact availability. There are no walk-in appointments at City-run vaccination clinics. More information on City-operated immunization clinic transportation options and on-site amenities is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage: www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front St. W., Lower Level, Constitution Hall Rooms 105, 106 and 107 (entrance through the John W.H. Bassett Theatre on Front Street; accessible entrance to the west of the Second Cup doors)
• 910 appointments booked

Cloverdale Mall
250 The East Mall (north end of mall (in the former Target store; enter the clinic via the exterior entrance only)
• 1,181 appointments booked

Scarborough Town Centre
300 Borough Dr. (east side of the centre on the upper level, near Entrance 2; enter the clinic via the mall exterior)
• 1,145 appointments booked

Mitchell Field Community Centre
89 Church Ave. (east side of the building in the gym; enter through the Community Centre main entrance)
• 459 appointments booked

Woodbine Mall
500 Rexdale Blvd. (inside the Hudson’s Bay store; enter through the entrance on the second level)
• 1,501 appointments booked

Hospital partner clinics
Residents are asked to consult their local health team’s websites directly for the latest clinic information:
• Humber River Hospital: www.hrh.ca/covax-clinic/
• Michael Garron Hospital: https://tehn.ca/covid19/covid-19-vaccine
• North York General Hospital: https://nygh.on.ca/covid19vaccination
• Sherbourne Health (Downtown East Toronto Ontario Health Team): https://sherbourne.on.ca/covid-19-vaccine-information-at-
sherbourne/
• Toronto East Health Partners: https://tehn.ca/covid19/covid-19-vaccine/mobile-and-pop-vaccine-clinics-east-toronto
• University Health Network: https://www.uhn.ca/
• Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): https://www.camh.ca/en/camh-news-and-stories/covid-19-vaccine-booking
• Scarborough Health Network (SHN): https://www.scarboroughcovidvaccineclinic.ca/
• Unity Health Toronto: https://unityhealth.to/patients-and-visitors/covid-19/vaccine-clinics/
• Regent Park (Fred Victor) – Downtown East Toronto Ontario Health Team: https://regentparkchc.org/covid-19-vaccine-clinic/

Pharmacy clinics
There are 525 pharmacies across Toronto now offering first, second and third doses of COVID-19 vaccine. For a full list of participating pharmacies visit the Ontario pharmacy map: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations.

More information
To easily connect to resources including vaccine appointment bookings and information on vaccines, Toronto residents can text “VACCINE” to 1-833-750-0888 or 833-750-0888 for more information through the City’s VaxTO program.

Residents should also continue to follow public health measures such as mask wearing, good hand hygiene and physical distancing. Those who have symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay at home and get tested as soon as possible. More information about COVID-19 in Toronto is available at www.toronto.ca/covid-19.

SOURCE. City of Toronto

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