TORONTO, May 4, 2021 – To date, 1,216,499 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto. The City of Toronto is working with its healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines.
The Team Toronto effort is focused on getting as many residents vaccinated as quickly as possible based on available supply. It is also expanding mobile vaccination efforts across Toronto to bring vaccine to the neighbourhoods most in need.
For example, today, our partners will hold a number of pop-up and mobile clinics in hot spot neighbourhoods and vaccinate people age 18 years and older, including:
- North York General Hospital – North York Toronto Health Partners will hold a pop-up clinic in Newtonbrook and vaccinate 1,200 people.
- University Health Network will hold three pop-up clinics in George Harvey Collegiate Institute, Habitant Arena and Albion Arena and vaccinate 7,020 people.
- Unity Health Toronto, Downtown East Toronto OHT and West Toronto OHT will hold four pop-up clinics and vaccinate 1,304 people.
- Women’s College Hospital and Unison Health & Community Services will hold a pop-up clinic in postal codes M6M and M9N and vaccinate 2,300 people.
Currently, individuals 18 and older in 2021 living in 53 provincial hot spot postal codes are eligible for vaccination at City of Toronto COVID-19 vaccination clinics. As of Thursday, May 6, 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.
Toronto residents 40 years of age and older can book vaccination appointments at participating pharmacies to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine. Anyone age 18 or older living in one of the 13 hot spot areas, can get vaccinated at community mobile or pop-up clinics. COVID-19 vaccines, no matter where you get them, are available free of charge. A full list of eligible groups with information on how to register for appointments 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.
As of yesterday evening, approximately 402,700 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic. Appointments at City-operated immunization clinics are available through the Province’s online booking system. Eligible residents are encouraged to book an appointment by clicking the blue “Book a Vaccine” button at www.toronto.ca/covid-19 or through phone by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. For more information about what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine please visit, http://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-covid-19-vaccine#how-to-schedule-a-vaccination .
The City and healthcare partners are working to operate a total of approximately 32 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 11,071 eligible residents.
- Today, will vaccinate approximately 10,854 people born in 1966 or earlier and people age 18 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, Downtown East Toronto OHT and West Toronto OHT
- Yesterday, held two on-site clinics and four pop-up clinics.
- Vaccinated 2,032 people who are age 18 and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods, priority hospital and community based healthcare workers, select inpatients, homebound adults, individuals living in congregate settings, members of the Indigenous community, shelter staff, transplant recipients and those receiving active cancer treatment and individuals with specific high-risk health conditions.
- Today, will hold two on-site clinics, two mobile clinics, and four pop-up clinics.
- Will vaccinate 2,927 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit https://unityhealth.to/ .
University Health Network
- Yesterday, held two on-site clinics and a mobile clinic.
- Vaccinated 3,485 people who are healthcare workers, long-term care staff, essential caregivers, patients with priority health conditions, Indigenous adults and individuals living in shelters.
- Today, will hold one on-site clinic and four mobile clinics.
- Will vaccinate 8,400 people who are age 18 and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods, healthcare workers and students, long-term care staff, essential caregivers, patients with priority health conditions and Indigenous
For more information, please visit www.uhn.ca .
Michael Garron Hospital – East Toronto Health Partners
- Today, will hold one on-site clinic, a pop-up clinic, and a primary care clinic.
- Will vaccinate 4,044 people who are age 18 years and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods, adults age 55 and older, individuals with highest and high-risk chronic conditions and selected child care workers.
For more information, please visit www.tehn.ca .
Humber River Hospital and North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team
- Yesterday, held one pop-up clinic and a mobile clinic.
- Vaccinated 1,874 people who are age 40 years and older, and 18 years and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods.
- Today, will hold one on-site clinic and a mobile clinic.
- Will vaccinate 3,050 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 one mobile clinic.
- Vaccinated 900 people who are age 18 years and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods.
- Today, will hold one mobile clinic.
- Will vaccinate 1,200 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit www.nygh.on.ca .
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- Yesterday, held one on-site clinic and an off-site community clinic in partnership with Baycrest.
- Vaccinated 1,100 people who are residents age 55 years and older, Indigenous adults, adults who receive home care, healthcare workers, hospital staff, people with highest and high-risk conditions and their caregivers, and people age 45 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
- Today, will hold one on-site clinic and an off-site clinic in partnership with Baycrest.
- Will vaccinate approximately 1,100 people belonging to the same groups.
For more information, please visit https://sunnybrook.ca/ .
- Today, will hold an on-site
- Will vaccinate 400 people who are age 18 years and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods.
- For more information, please visit camh.ca .
Women’s College Hospital and Unison Health & Community Services
- Today, will hold a pop-up clinic.
- Will vaccinate 2,300 people who are age 18 years and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods.
For more information, please visit www.womenscollegehospital.ca .
Participating pharmacies in Toronto
- Toronto Public Health can confirm that as of yesterday morning, 217,817 people aged 40 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.
Information provided by City of Toronto