The bivalent booster COVID-19 vaccine makes its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and dozens of community clinics

Covid-19 Vaccine

Toronto Public Health (TPH) is offering the bivalent COVID-19 booster for those eligible at its COVID-19 vaccination clinics this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and TTC Vax And Ride locations. The clinics are among the 86 mobile clinics offered by TPH between September 12 and September 18.

•       COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be available at the following upcoming events: TIFF, TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre, 350 King St. W.; Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•       Vax And Ride is offering COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Thursdays and Fridays, September 16, 22 and 23, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the following TTC locations:
o       Bathurst Station
o       Islington Station
o       Union Station
o       York University Station
•       The Vax And Ride clinics delivered more than 704 doses in its first week of operation. The Vax And Ride clinics continue for the next two weekends and can be found on Saturdays and Sundays, September 17, 18, 24 and 25, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:
o       Jane Station
o       Sheppard West Station
o       St Clair West Station
o       Warden Station

TTC fare payment is not required to access Vax And Ride vaccination clinics. Face masks are required at the clinic sites.

These family and youth friendly clinics will provide first and second doses, as well as booster COVID-19 doses, to eligible residents aged five and older on a walk-in basis, with no appointments or a health card required. Pfizer and Moderna, plus the new Moderna Spikevax® Bivalent (50mcg) COVID-19 vaccine, will be available to those who meet the provincial eligibility criteria. More information is available on the City of Toronto’s COVID-19: Vaccine Eligibility & Doses webpage:

The bivalent booster made its debut at City-run immunization clinics this week for those eligible, including residents aged 70 and older and people who are pregnant. Appointments for adults aged 18 and older start September 26 and are made through the provincial booking portal:

A full list of clinic locations and hours is available on the City’s COVID-19: Where to Get Vaccinated webpage: Residents looking to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a participating pharmacy can use the provincial website to find the nearest location:

All residents are encouraged to get their next dose of vaccine when they are eligible. As with vaccinations for other diseases, people are protected best when their COVID-19 vaccinations are up to date. 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. A fall booster dose is recommended for all persons aged 18 and older regardless of previous doses. COVID-19 activity is expected to increase this fall/winter. The bivalent vaccine may better protect against Omicron variants and will provide additional protection this fall.

SOURCE City of Toronto

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