See list of Toronto hot spot postal codes
Today, the Province of Ontario announced that as of Monday, May 3 at 8 a.m., individuals 18 and older in 2021 living in 53 provincial hot spot postal codes will be eligible for vaccination at City of Toronto COVID-19 vaccination clinics. As of Thursday, 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.
Tomorrow at 8 a.m., everyone 18 or older living in one of the following hot spot postal codes is urged to book vaccination appointments through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900:
Last week, the Province announced the Phase Two Schedule for COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Eligibility, showing the planned expansion of vaccination eligibility throughout the month of May: https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/1000036/phase-two-schedule-for-covid-19-vaccine-booking-eligibility . As of Thursday, May 6, 2021, all people age 50 and older, First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, individuals with high-risk health conditions and employees unable to work from home listed by the Government of Ontario under Group One will also be able to book first dose appointments online or by phone. Group One of employees unable to work from home are:
- Elementary and secondary school workers (including educators, custodial, school bus drivers, administrative staff)
- Workers responding to critical events (including police, fire, special constables, children’s aid society workers, emergency management, critical infrastructure restoration workers)
- Enforcement, inspection and compliance roles (including by-law enforcement, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers, labour inspectors, WSIB field workers)
- Individuals working in childcare (including all licensees, employees and students on educational placements who interact directly with children in licensed childcare centres and in authorized recreation and skill building programs, licensed home child care and in-home service providers, employees of home child care agencies)
- Foster care agency workers (including customary care providers)
- Food manufacturing and distribution workers
- Agriculture and farm workers
- Funeral, crematorium and cemetery workers
First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals will be able to register through the provincial booking system in addition to the other channels previously available.
Individuals with the following high-risk health conditions are eligible to book vaccination appointments later this week:
- Obesity (Body Mass Index (BMI) over 40)
- Other treatments causing immunosuppression (i.e. chemotherapy, immunity-weakening medications)
- Intellectual or developmental disabilities (i.e. Down Syndrome)
All City-operated clinics are booked through the provincial booking system. Eligible individuals can select from available appointment times at any of the nine City-operated clinics:
- Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 277 Front St. W.
- Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
- Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr. (in the old Sears store)
- Malvern Community Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd.
- Mitchell Field Arena, 89 Church Ave. (west side of the complex)
- The Hangar, 75 Carl Hall Rd.
- Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall
- North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave. W.
- Carmine Stefano Community Centre, 3100 Weston Rd.
City-run clinics are part of the Team Toronto vaccination network that includes hundreds of clinics operated by hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare and community partners. The full list of eligible groups with information on how to register for appointments at the various Team Toronto clinics is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=vaccine-eligibility.
“Opening up vaccine registration to all residents 18 and older in hot spots is a huge step forward in our Team Toronto vaccination efforts. This will ensure more people living in hot spot postal codes will be able to get their shot to protect themselves and their loved ones. I continue to encourage all residents to get vaccinated as soon as they become eligible so that we can all be safe and bring this pandemic to an end.”– Mayor John Tory
As Toronto continues the rollout of mass immunization, to reduce and eliminate the transmission of COVID-19, protect the healthcare system and save lives, the City continues to urge all residents to stay home as much as possible to help stop the spread of the virus. Please review the City’s COVID-19: Guide for Residents for recommended and mandatory public health measures under provincial regulations and City bylaws: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-guide-for-toronto-residents/.