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GTA COVID-19 Vaccination and Transportation Assistance

COVID-19 Vaccination Information/Management - City of Toronto


Description
COVID Vaccine Clinics for Child Care and Education Staff

For information on clinics for child care and education staff. Website also gives information on booking Toronto Zoo Vaccine Clinic for the general public: www.fhvax.com/


Vax The North-West - Sunday, January 23, 2022 at Aviva Centre, York University

First, second, booster and children's doses available by appointment, 11 am-7 pm on Sunday, January 23 at the Aviva Centre at York University, 1 Shoreham Dr. Clinic is for people five years and older living in the north-west part of the City of Toronto with a focus on areas with lower vaccination rates. For appointments, call 1-833-943-3900 or book online at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ .

When looking for Vax The Northwest in the online booking system, Northwest Toronto residents should search by postal code to ensure the clinic appears as an option, rather than searching all of Toronto



City of Toronto Mass Vaccination Clinics

For information and holiday hours, click City Immunization Clinics 

Those 5 years and older can book appointment at a City-run vaccination clinic for first or second doses. Those not yet 25 at time of vaccination, can only book appointments for Pfizer (although 18-24 year olds may receive Moderna with informed consent).  

Vaccination at City-run clinics is by appointment only.  Appointments can be made through covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine or by calling 1-833-943-3900, Mon-Sun 8 am-8 pm.

All sites wheelchair accessible. Limited amount of wheelchairs at each site. No booking required, but clients encouraged to bring own mobility devices.

Text VACCINE to 1-833-750-0888 for information on appointments, vaccines and telephone town halls.


Hospitals, Community Health Centres and Pop-Up/Mobile ClinicsThe vaccine is free and health card is not required, but check what identification site requires at time of booking.

Medical Anxiety/Needlephobia: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health adapted clinic for those with medical anxiety or needlephobia, click www.camh.ca/covidvaccine


GO-VAXX Bus Mobile Clinic: Now by appointment only for anyone born in 2016 or earlier in wheelchair accessible clinic in a modified GO bus. Boosters available. Book online for by calling 1-833-943-3900. Different locations. For schedule, click www.ontario.ca/page/go-vaxx-bus-schedule#section-4



Vaccinating Children Aged 5-11 Years

City-run Vaccination Clinics: book vaccination appointments using provincial online booking system covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or by calling 1-833-943-3900, Mon-Sun 8 am-8 pm.

School Mobile Clinics: many schools host mobile clinics. Parents/guardians will receive notice from their children's school if school hosts clinic.

Hospitals/Health Teams and Children: many hospitals and health teams immunize children. Check hospital records by clicking www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/  and scroll to Hospital Immunization Clinics. Read eligibility carefully.

Participating Pharmacies and Children: many pharmacies vaccinate children, click covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations and select Paediatric Pfizer as Vaccine Type under Filter Locations.

Family Doctors/Pediatricians/Family Health Teams: many family physicians, pediatricians and family health teams hold vaccination clinics for their patients. Clinics will reach out to patients to let them know if they  offer this service.

Accommodations/Specialized Services:
Hospital for Sick Children runs a specialized clinic for those 5-17 years needing accommodations like drive-through vaccination. For help booking appointment, call 437-881-3505 or 1-888-304-6558.

Homebound Children and Youth: those 5-18 years may have home vaccination if their needs prevent them from going to a clinic. Speak first to their physician or home care provider to see if they offer home vaccination. If not, complete Homebound COVID-19 Vaccination Referral form and send to Toronto Paramedic Services. For information, call 416-397-4322 (ext 2) or email homevaccination@toronto.ca


Third Doses

Third doses can be given to moderately to severely immunocompromised individuals after minimum interval of 56 days. For information on eligible conditions and procedures for third doses, click www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccine-eligibility-doses and scroll to Third & Booster Doses.​


Expanded Booster Shot Eligibility

Those 18 years and older eligible for a booster shot if at least 84 days have passed since their last dose. Public Health is working with long term care/retirement homes to vaccinate at these residences. Appointments for booster shots booked at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine or by calling 1-833 943-3900, Mon-Sun 8 am-8 pm. Select pharmacies and certain hospital or mobile/pop-up clinics give boosters.


Vaccination in Pharmacies

Some pharmacies offer Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Client must have health card or other government issued identification.

To receive Moderna, people must be 25 or older (although those 18-24 years can receive Moderna with informed consent). To receive Pfizer, people must be 5 years or older. To find participating pharmacy, click vaccine locations 


Vaccination in Primary Care/Physician Offices 

Vaccine has been given to certain clinics and physicians offices. Primary care providers will NOT take appointments by request, but will contact eligible patients directly. 


Cancelling Appointments Made with Ontario Vaccination Booking System (appointments at mass vaccination clinics)
  • online - find confirmation email from appointment booking and follow instructions in email; original appointment automatically cancelled when second dose appointment re-scheduled if both appointments were made on Ontario booking system
  • telephone - call Ontario Vaccination Appointment Booking at 1-833-943-3900 
Cancelling Appointments at a Pharmacy or Hospital/Ontario Health Partners Clinic

Each pharmacy and clinic has its own system
  • online - most sites have cancellation information on their website. If confirmation email/text was sent on appointment booking, instructions on cancellation are often contained.
  • phone - if there is a phone line for appointments/cancellation, it may be on clinic's website or in confirmation texts/emails. If that is unavailable, call number at which appointment was booked.

Indigenous People

Vaccine Clinic for Indigenous People:
Anishnawbe Health Toronto, 179 Gerrard St E - all Indigenous people turning 5 years and older welcome. Call 416-920-2605 for appointment or visit vaccine appointment

Auduze Mino Nesewinong: for Indigenous people 5 years and older. Call 416-654-4181 or email appointments@healthybreathing.co ; transportation support and home visits available.

Call Aunty, 437-703-8703, for support setting up appointments for Indigenous people or for pop-up clinics visit www.tkarontovaccines.com 


Vaccination for Homebound Clients

People who cannot leave their home should register for home-based vaccination via their primary health care provider, their home care provider, or Home & Community Care Support Services (LHIN).

People not linked with a primary care or home care provider, call Toronto Seniors Helpline at 416-217-2077 to be referred to a clinician for assistance registering. See section on vaccinating children 5-11 years for home vaccination for those under 18.


COVID Vaccination for People without Ontario Health Cards

People without OHIP can make appointments at City-operated immunization clinics, hospital clinics, mobile clinics or pharmacies. Those without OHIP may use other government-issued identification. Government-issued identification from other countries may be used, even if expired.

To make vaccination appointment or to access vaccine receipts, people without OHIP need a COVID ID number. To get this, call Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600, 7 days a week, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. 


Documenting Vaccinations Received Outside Ontario/Receiving Additional Doses After Outside Ontario Vaccination

For how to document or receive additional doses for those vaccinated outside Ontario, call Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600 or visit www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-proof-of-vaccination and scroll to Proof of Vaccination for Outside of Ontario Vaccinations

 
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
Agency Information
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Last Updated On
January 20, 2022
Address
No Physical Location
Toronto, ON
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Hours of Operation
Hours vary by location
Service Area(s)
Greater Toronto Area