Team Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update

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The City of Toronto is working with its healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 868,754 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.
People born in 1961 or earlier, and age 50 or older who live in hot spot neighbourhoods as identified by postal code, can book vaccination appointments online or by phone at City-run COVID-19 immunization clinics. Information on how people from the various eligibility categories can register for vaccination appointments at City-run and/or partner clinics 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.

The Team Toronto approach is shifting further towards vaccinating essential workers where they live – in areas where there are high COVID-19 case counts. Hospital and healthcare partners have clinics up and running and are vaccinating residents in hot spot neighbourhoods as vaccine supply allows.

As of this morning, approximately 297,442 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic. A small number of appointments are available for the next two weeks. 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 35 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 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.
•       Vaccinated approximately 7,901 eligible residents.
•       Over the weekend, will vaccinate up to approximately 15,917 people born in 1961 or earlier and people age 50 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
•       Yesterday, held two on-site clinics and two mobile outreach clinics.
•       Vaccinated 1,250 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 age 50 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
•       Over the weekend, will hold two on-site clinics.
•       Will vaccinate 1,085 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit https://unityhealth.to/.

University Health Network
•       Yesterday, held two on-site clinics and four mobile clinics.
•       Vaccinated 599 people who are healthcare workers, patients and community members age 60 years and older at the on-site clinics.
•       Vaccinated 486 individuals living in congregate settings, shelters and long-term care homes, and homebound patients at the mobile clinics.
•       Over the weekend, will hold two on-site clinics and six mobile clinics.
•       Will vaccinate 3,267 people who are patients and community members age 60 years and older, homebound patients, and people age 18 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
For more information, please visit www.uhn.ca.

Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners
•       Yesterday, held two primary care clinics and two pop-up clinics, and deployed a mobile team.
•       Vaccinated 2,040 people who are community members age 60 years and older, individuals with highest and high-risk conditions and their essential caregivers, individuals living in congregate settings, and people age 18 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
•       Over the weekend, will hold one on-site clinic, two pop-up clinics, and a primary care clinic.
•       Will vaccinate 1,766 people who are community members age 60 years and older, individuals with highest and high-risk conditions and their essential caregivers and people age 18 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
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 1,292 people who are healthcare workers, individuals eligible under Phase 2, and residents age 40 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
•       Over the weekend, will hold two on-site clinics.
•       Will vaccinate 2,000 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 1,950 people who are hospital healthcare workers, patients and community members age 60 years and older.
•       Over the weekend, will hold two mobile clinics.
•       Will vaccinate approximately 1,000 people in hot spot neighbourhoods.
For more information, please visit www.nygh.on.ca.

Scarborough Health Network
•       Yesterday, held three on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
•       Vaccinated 600 people who are healthcare workers, residents 50 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods, and individuals living in congregate settings.
•       Over the weekend, will hold three on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
•       Will vaccinate approximately 1,350 people belonging to the same groups as well as individuals experiencing homelessness.
For more information, please visit www.shn.ca.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
•       Yesterday, held one on-site clinic, an off-site community clinic in partnership with Baycrest and a mobile clinic.
•       Vaccinated 1,300 people who are residents age 60 years and older, Indigenous adults, adults who receive home care, hospital staff, people with highest and high-risk conditions and their caregivers, and people age 50 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
•       Over the weekend, will hold two on-site clinics and two off-site clinics.
•       Will vaccinate approximately 2,000 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit www.sunnybrook.ca/vaccine.

CAMH
•       Yesterday, held one on-site clinic.
•       Vaccinated 66 inpatients.
For more information, please visit www.camh.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.

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 COVID-19: Guide for Residents 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/. 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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