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GTA COVID Vaccination and Transportation Assistance

COVID-19 Vaccination Information/Management - City of Toronto


Description

City of Toronto Mass Vaccination Clinics

For information, click City Immunization Clinics 

Those 12 years and older can book at a mass vaccination clinic. Those not yet 18 at time of vaccination, can only book appointments for Pfizer. 

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

Make appointments by pressing registration button on www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/ or visiting book a vaccine. City uses province-wide booking centre at 1-833-943-3900 or 1-888-999-6488, Mon-Sun 8 am-8 pm.

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


Registration in Toronto at Hospitals, Community Health Centres and Pop-Up/Mobile Clinics
  • register via https://vaccineto.ca/sites and click registration button for closest hospital, community centre or pop-up 
  • information on pop up clinics also listed on Vaccine Hunters Canada
  • sites fill up periodically and different sites have different eligibility.
The vaccine is free and health card is not required, but check what identification site requires at time of booking.


Pharmacy Pilot 

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

To receive Moderna, people must be 18 or older at time of vaccination. To receive Pfizer, people must 12 or older at time of vaccination. To find participating pharmacy, click vaccine locations Those between 12-17 should only book with a location that offers Pfizer. 


Primary Care/Physician Office Pilot Project

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 to book an appointment


Shortened Second Dose Intervals
  • Indigenous people, certain high risk health workers and people with certain highest risk medical conditions can book second dose appointments at shortened intervals. 
  • people 70 years of age and older in 2021, and anyone who received a first dose of Pfizer or Moderna on or before May 9 can book a second dose appointment for an earlier date  
  • people can keep their current appointment for the second dose.
  • if eligible and wanting to reschedule, they can contact site/booking system where they made first appointment
  • they can also click Ontario Online Booking System or call Ontario Vaccination Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. 

Second Doses for those who Received AstraZeneca
  • they may re-schedule a second dose of AstraZeneca 8 weeks after first dose by contacting location where they received first dose.
  • if that location does not have AstraZeneca, they can find a pharmacy by clicking, vaccine locations.
  • they can receive Pfizer or Moderna for a second dose at a pharmacy 8 weeks after the first dose or they can contact Ontario Online Booking System or call 1-833-943-3900 for a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna 


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 dedicated phone line for appointments/cancellation, it may be on clinic's website or in confirmation texts/emails. If that is not available, call number at which appointment was booked.

Indigenous People

Indigenous people eligible to receive second doses of vaccine 3 weeks after the first dose. 

Weekly Drop-In Vaccine Clinic for Indigenous People: drop in clinic on Thursdays at 9 am-until vaccine runs out, at Anishnawbe Health Toronto, 179 Gerrard St E. Priority to Indigenous adults 55+, but all Indigenous people 12 years and older welcome. Call 416-920-2605 or visit www.aht.ca

Indigenous people 12 years and older can contact Auduze Mino Nesewinong to make appointment for their vaccine clinic. Call 416-654-4184 or email appointments@healthybreathing.co 

For more information, Indigenous people can call Call Aunty at 437-703-8703 for support setting up appointments or visit www.tkarontovaccines.com for pop up clinics


Registering for Vaccination for Homebound Clients

People who cannot leave their home should register via their primary health care provider, their homecare 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.


COVID Vaccination for People without Ontario Health Cards

People without OHIP who meet current vaccine eligibility can get help booking first or second dose appointments at City-operated immunization clinics via these agencies. Telephone interpretation available:  

Access Alliance, 416-760-8677
  • Mon, Tue, Fri 9:30-4:30 pm, Wed 1 pm- 4:30 pm, Thu 12:30 pm-7:30 pm
Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, 416-306-4319
  • Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat 1 pm-5 pm
FCJ Refugee Centre, telephone: 416-469-9754 ext. 230 and 232, WhatsApp: 437-217-3786 Those without OHIP may use other identification to book appointments via agency partners. Government-issued identification from other countries may be used, even if expired.


 
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
June 17, 2021
Address
No Physical Location
Toronto, ON
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Hours of Operation
Hours vary by location
Service Area(s)
Greater Toronto Area