Team Toronto has reached two critical milestones in the fight against COVID-19 – more than 7.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations have now been administered and 90 percent of people age 12 and older have received two doses of vaccine.
Team Toronto is not stopping now. The pandemic continues, and so will Team Toronto with more immunization clinics and community providers offering the latest in Health Canada-approved vaccines including the recently released Moderna Spikevax® bivalent.
The new COVID-19 bivalent booster is available to residents age 18 and older at the six City of Toronto COVID-19 immunization clinics and at community pop-up clinics. The Moderna Spikevax® bivalent vaccine triggers a strong immune response against the Omicron BA.1, BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, and the original SARS-CoV-2 virus strain. More information is available on the City’s COVID-19: About the Vaccines webpage: http://www.toronto.ca/home/cov
Eligible residents are encouraged to get their first and second doses, as well as a booster COVID-19 doses as soon as possible. A fall booster dose is recommended for all persons aged 18 and older regardless of previous booster doses received. COVID-19 activity is expected to increase this fall and winter and the bivalent vaccine may better protect against Omicron variants and will provide additional protection. COVID-19 vaccinations have been scientifically proven to lower the risk of illness, hospitalization and death, while protecting people, their loved ones and the community.
City-run immunization clinics and community pop-up clinics
The six City-run immunization clinics continue to add new appointments for first, second, and booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine for eligible residents 6 months of age and up. 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. More information and details about clinic locations and hours is available on the City’s COVID-19: Where to Get Vaccinated webpage: http://www.toronto.ca/home/cov
Booked appointments are strongly encouraged and walk-in appointments are available. Appointments can be booked online on the provincial How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment webpage (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/b
Team Toronto and Toronto Public Health continue to offer pop-up clinics in communities for eligible residents 5 years of age and older. No appointments nor health card is needed. A full list of clinic locations and hours can be found on the City’s COVID-19: Pop-Up Immunization Clinics webpage: http://www.toronto.ca/home/cov
Pop-up clinics in schools
COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible residents 6 months of age and up can also be accessed at one of six high school pop-up clinics happening today, during P.A. day. Grade 7 to 12 students can also catch-up on free Meningococcal vaccine (prevents meningitis), Human Papillomavirus vaccine (prevents cancers) and Hepatitis B vaccine (prevents liver disease and cancer). Clinics are on a walk-in basis, and no appointment or health card are required. To find a school mobile clinic, those looking to access vaccines can visit the City’s COVID-19 Vaccines webpage: https://www.toronto.ca/home/co
Team Toronto and pharmacy clinics
Residents can also get their COVID-19 doses at Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, select primary care offices, pharmacies across the city and other Team Toronto health care partner clinics: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/va
SOURCE City of Toronto