Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update

Toronto resident getting the Covid-19 Vaccine

The City of Toronto is working with all our healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 388,464 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.

The City is currently vaccinating residents born in 1946 and earlier at three of the City-operated mass immunization clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre and Scarborough Town Centre. Tomorrow, March 24, the City of Toronto and East Toronto Health Partners will open a mass immunization clinic at the Thorncliffe Park Community Hub for eligible seniors with confirmed appointments. On March 29, City-operated clinics at Malvern Community Recreation Centre and Mitchell Field Community Centre will open, followed by The Hangar location on April 5.

As of yesterday evening, 41,746 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic. Eligible seniors can book appointments through the dark blue “Find out if you are eligible to book” 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 26 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 three clinics at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre and Scarborough Town Centre.
• Vaccinated 2,981 eligible seniors.
• Today, the City’s three mass immunization clinics will continue to immunize people born in 1946 or earlier. Only those with confirmed appointments will be vaccinated. People without appointments should not attend a City’s immunization clinic.

Unity Health Toronto
• Yesterday, held two on-site clinics.
• Vaccinated 780 people who are priority hospital and community based healthcare workers, local pharmacy staff, local dentists and their staff, individuals 80 years and older, individuals living in congregate settings, members of the Indigenous community and shelter staff.
• Today, will hold two on-site clinics and three mobile clinics.
• Will vaccinate approximately 1,000 people belonging to the same groups.

University Health Network
• Yesterday, held two on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
• Vaccinated 400 people who are healthcare workers, patients and individuals 80 years and older at the on-site clinics.
• Vaccinated 420 individuals living in congregate settings and shelters at the mobile clinic.
• Today, will hold four on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
• Will vaccinate 2,180 people who are healthcare workers, patients, individuals 80 years and older, and long-term care staff and essential caregivers at the on-site clinics.
• Will vaccinate 150 individuals living in congregate settings and shelters at the mobile clinic.

Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners
• Yesterday, held one on-site clinic, one primary care clinic and deployed two mobile teams.
• Vaccinated 388 community members who are 80 years and older, and individuals living in congregate settings, receiving home care and experiencing homelessness.
• Today, will hold two on-site clinics and deploy one mobile team.
• Will vaccinate approximately 758 people who are healthcare workers, community members 80 years and older and individuals living in congregate settings.

Humber River Hospital and North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team
• Yesterday, held one on-site clinic and a mobile clinic.
• Vaccinated 826 people who are healthcare workers, first responders, patients, individuals 75 years and older, Indigenous adults, faith leaders, and adult recipients of home care services.
• Today, will hold one on-site clinic and a mobile clinic.
• Will vaccinate approximately 761 people belonging to the same groups.

North York General Hospital – North York Toronto Health Partners
• Yesterday, held two on-site clinics.
• Vaccinated approximately 1,150 people who are hospital healthcare workers, patients, community members 80 years and older, individuals 65 years and older living in congregate care settings and people living in shelters.
• Today, will hold two on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
• Will vaccinate approximately 1,650 people who are hospital healthcare workers, people living in shelters and community members 80 years and older.

Scarborough Health Network
• Yesterday, held two on-site clinics.
• Vaccinated 1,800 people who are healthcare workers and residents 75 years and older.
• Today, will hold two on-site clinics and a pop-up clinic.
• Will vaccinate approximately 2,000 people who are healthcare workers, residents 75 years and older and people living in congregate settings.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
• Yesterday, held one on-site clinic.
• Vaccinated 850 people who are community residents 75 years and older, Indigenous adults, adults who receive home care, community healthcare workers and hospital staff.
• Today, will hold one on-site clinic and a mobile clinic.
• Will vaccinate approximately 1,050 people belonging to the same groups.
Participating pharmacies in Toronto
• Toronto Public Health can confirm that as of yesterday morning, 83,533 people 60 years and older received the Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine at participating pharmacies in Toronto since the provincial pilot began.
• An update on the number of vaccinations in Toronto pharmacies will be provided on Tuesdays and Fridays as information is made available twice a week.

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 simple “Dos” and “Don’ts” guide 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-grey/. 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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