Team Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update

The City of Toronto is working with its healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 1,204,543 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.

The Team Toronto effort is focused on getting as many residents vaccinated as quickly as possible based on available supply. It is also expanding mobile vaccination efforts across Toronto to bring vaccine to the neighbourhoods most in need.

Starting today, at 8 a.m., individuals 18 and older in 2021 living in 53 provincial hot spot postal codes are eligible for vaccination at City of Toronto COVID-19 vaccination clinics. As of Thursday, May 6, all people age 50 and older, individuals with high-risk health conditions and essential workers unable to work from home listed in the Province’s Group One will also be able to book appointments for City-run clinic first dose appointments.

Toronto residents 40 years of age and older can book vaccination appointments at participating pharmacies to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine. Anyone age 18 or older living in one of the 13 hot spot areas, can get vaccinated at community mobile or pop-up clinics. COVID-19 vaccines, no matter where you get them, are available free of charge. A full list of eligible groups with information on how to register for appointments is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage: www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=vaccine-eligibility.

As of yesterday evening, approximately 367,901 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic. Appointments at City-operated immunization clinics are available through the Province’s online booking system. Eligible residents are encouraged to book an appointment by clicking the blue “Book a Vaccine” button at www.toronto.ca/covid-19 or through phone by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. For more information about what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine please visit, http://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-covid-19-vaccine#how-to-schedule-a-vaccination.

The City and healthcare partners are working to operate a total of approximately 16 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
• Today, will hold nine City-operated immunization clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, Mitchell Field Arena, The Hangar, Cloverdale Mall, North Toronto Memorial Community Centre and Carmine Stefano Community Centre.
• Will vaccinate approximately 11,077 people born in 1966 or earlier and people age 18 or older who live in hot spot neighbourhoods as identified by postal code. People without appointments should not attend a City-run immunization clinic.

Unity Health Toronto, Downtown East Toronto OHT and West Toronto OHT
• Today, will hold four off-site clinics.
• Will vaccinate 866 people who are age 18 and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods, priority hospital and community based healthcare workers, individuals living in congregate settings, members of the Indigenous community, shelter staff, transplant recipients and those receiving active cancer treatment and individuals with specific high-risk health conditions.
For more information, please visit https://unityhealth.to/.

Humber River Hospital and North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team
• Today, will hold one pop-up clinic and a mobile clinic.
• Will vaccinate 1,500 people who are healthcare workers, individuals eligible under Phase 2, and residents age 18 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
For more information, please visit www.hrh.ca.

North York General Hospital – North York Toronto Health Partners
• Today, will hold one mobile clinic.
• Will vaccinate 900 people who are age 18 years and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods.
For more information, please visit www.nygh.on.ca.

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.

Toronto, like all Ontario municipalities, is in the Shutdown Zone of the Province’s COVID-19 response framework and subject to a provincial Stay-at-Home order. Everyone in the city should be staying home except for essential reasons such as going out for groceries or exercise and being sure to stay as close to home as possible. Please review the City’s COVID-19: Guide for Residents for information on what is and is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaw at www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-guide-for-toronto-residents/.

SOURCE  City of Toronto

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