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GTA COVID Vaccination and Transportation Assistance

COVID-19 Vaccination Information/Management - City of Toronto

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Registering for Vaccination for Homebound Clients

People who who cannot physically leave their home to receive the vaccine for medical, physical, cognitive or psychosocial reasons should register through their primary health care provider (e.g. doctor or Community Health Centre), their homecare or community service provider, or Home & Community Care Support Services (LHIN).

If someone is not linked with any primary care or home care provider, call Toronto Seniors Helpline at 416-217-2077 to be referred to a clinician who will confirm eligibility, conduct a screening and get consent for homebound vaccination.


Vaccination of Education Staff and Staff at Licensed Day Cares

Education staff who work with elementary and secondary education students who live or work in Toronto are able to register for their vaccination. If eligible, the education staff will get a letter through their school board and should bring it to the appointment. Staff at licensed day cares can also book appointments, but must have a letter from their employer. 

City of Toronto Mass Vaccination Clinics

The City of Toronto has several mass vaccination sites. For information on these sites, click City Immunization Clinics  All City of Toronto mass vaccination sites are wheelchair accessible. There is a limited amount of wheelchairs at each site. No booking is required for the wheelchairs, but since there is a limited number available, clients are encouraged to bring their own mobility devices if possible.

Appointments for these sites can be made online starting by pressing a registration button on www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/ or visiting the book a vaccine website. The City of Toronto uses the province-wide booking call centre at 1-833-943-3900 or 1-888-999-6488, open Mon-Sun 8 am-8 pm, for those in priority groups who do not have access to Internet.

These centres will be vaccinating people in priority groups, such as health care workers and Indigenous adults and their household members.  Those 50 years and older and those with highest risk and high risk medical conditions including pregnant women are able book appointments for these sites. As of 8 am, Tuesday May 11, those with at risk health conditions will be able to book appointments and as of 8 am, Thursday May 13, those 40 and older will be able to book appointments at mass vaccination sites.

COVID Hot Spots: those 18 years and older living in a COVID Hot Spot can book appointments with City mass vaccination clinics. For a list of COVID Hot Spot postal codes, click vaccine eligibility  See information in the section below on registering at hospitals, community health centres and pop-up clinics.

Frontline Workers Who Cannot Work from Home: frontline workers in Group 1 are currently able to be vaccinated in mass vaccination clinics. Frontline workers in Group 2 will be able to be vaccinated in mass vaccination clinics starting at 8 am on Tuesday, May 11. To find out which occupations make up groups 1 and 2, click vaccine eligibility

For more information on COVID-19 vaccination in Toronto, click how to get vaccinated


Registration in Toronto at Hospitals, Community Health Centres and Pop-Up/Mobile Clinics
  • register through https://vaccineto.ca/sites and click the registration button for the hospital community centre or pop-up closest; read eligibility criteria to see who qualifies or call 1-833-943-3900
  • pop-up and mobile clinics are being hosted in apartment buildings and community centres in hot spot areas; clinic information changes daily, so visit the link above (some pop-up clinics will also be advertised on nearby hospitals' websites)
  • information on pop up clinics may also be listed on Vaccine Hunters Canada Vaccine Hunters Canada
  • note the hospitals and other sites on the list have different eligibility criteria
Most of these providers will vaccinate seniors based on age criteria (exact age may vary). All but one provider (CAMH) will take home care recipients.

COVID Hot Spots: people ages 18 and older who live in a COVID hot spot postal codes are now eligible to get a vaccine
  • Ontario Health Teams and hospital mobile and pop up clinics are available in these hot spot communities; residents of these hot spots may also book at mass vaccination clinics.
For a list of postal codes of COVID Hot Spots, click vaccine eligibility

Highest Risk and High Risk Health Conditions: many of the hospital/health partner sites are now taking people with highest risk and very high risk medical conditions. These may include: pregnant womenorgan transplant recipients, hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients, people who have neurological disease in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g. motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis), haematological malignancy diagnosed <1 year, certain kidney diseases, obesity (BMI > 40), other treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g., chemotherapy), intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g., Down Syndrome).

At Risk Conditions: pending sufficient vaccine supply, those with at risk conditions will be able to vaccinated starting May 11 at 8 am. Conditions include immune deficiencies/autoimmune disorders, stroke/cerebrovascular disease, dementia, diabetes, liver disease, cancer, respiratory diseases, heart disease, hypertension with end organ damage, diagnosed mental health issues, substance use disorders, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, immunocompromising health conditions and other disabilities that require direct support care in community.

Each hospital/health partner site has slightly different eligibility and some will have age eligibility. In many cases, essential caregivers can also be vaccinated. People with these conditions should check the hospitals/health partners near their homes. 

Certain sites may fill up periodically. The vaccine is free and a health card is not required. However, please check what identification each site requires at the time of booking.


Pharmacy Pilot 

Select pharmacies in Toronto are booking appointments for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for eligible people who are or will be 40 or older in 2021, as part of Ontario's pharmacy pilot. Those 55 years and older can book for the Pfizer vaccine, depending on supply. Select pharmacies in Toronto will be offering the Pfizer vaccine to those 18 years and older. The client must have a health card or other government issued identification. To find a participating pharmacy, click vaccine locations


Primary Care/Physician Office Pilot Project

AstraZeneca vaccine has been given to certain primary care clinics and physicians offices in Toronto. Primary care providers will NOT be taking appointments by request, but will be contacting eligible patients directly to book an appointment


Indigenous Adults

Weekly Drop-In Vaccine Clinic for Indigenous Adults Only: 
weekly drop in clinic on runs on Thursdays at 9:30 am- until vaccine runs out, at Anishnawbe Health Toronto, 179 Gerrard St E site. Priority is given to Indigenous adults who are 55+, but all Indigenous adults are welcome. For more information, call 416-920-2605 or visit www.aht.ca

Indigenous adults can contact Auduze Mino Nesewinong for their twice weekly vaccine clinics on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Indigenous organizations can refer clients, and Indigenous community members can call 416-654-4181 or email appointments@healthybreathing.co 

Indigenous adults can also contact a service named Call Aunty at 437-703-8703 for support setting up vaccine appointments or visit www.tkarontovaccines.com for more information on vaccine appointments for Indigenous people in Toronto including special hospital days for Indigenous people

 
Eligibility
Open to all, but different groups will be immunized during different phases of vaccine roll-out
Application Process
Application varies by location and population group
Languages
English, Interpretation services may be available depending on location
Fees
Free
Documents Required
No Ontario health card required, but other identification such as government-issued identification and proof of residence may be required - ask about or note identification requirements when booking appointment
Accessibility
No physical location
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Last Updated On
May 7, 2021
Address
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Toronto, ON
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Hours of Operation
Hours vary by location
Service Area(s)
Greater Toronto Area