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GTA COVID Vaccination and Transportation Assistance

COVID-19 Vaccination Information/Management - City of Toronto


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April 13th, 2021

People age 18 and older who live in COVID-19 one of these hot spot postal codes are now eligible to get a vaccine --  https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=vaccine-eligibility
  • Ontario Health Teams and Hospital Mobile and pop up clinics are available in these hot spot communities
  • Note:  People age 18 and older who live in these neighbourhoods cannot book using the provincial booking system

Individuals 50 or older who live in COVID19 the hot spot postal codes as above may also choose to
go to city clinics --  https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=city-immunization-clinics
  • some hospital immunization clinics are also booking appointments for adults aged 50 and older who live in hot spot postal codes -- for more information on elibility criteria, visit the websites of hospitals in the area

April 12th, 2021

Education staff and vaccinations

Education staff who work with special education students across the province and education staff in high-risk neighbourhoods in Toronto and Peel Region are able to register for their shot starting Monday April 12th.

If eligible, the education staff will get a letter through their school board. Note that education staff can ONLY book by calling the provincial vaccine information line at 1-888-999-6488.

City of Toronto Mass Vaccination Clinics

The City of Toronto has opened 7 of its mass vaccination clinics: the Toronto Congress Centre in Etobicoke, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Downtown TorontoScarborough Town Centre and the Thorncliffe Park Community Hub in the East York Town Centre at 45 Overlea Blvd (operated with Toronto East Health Partners).

On March 29, mass vaccinations sites opened at Malvern Community Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd and Mitchell Field Community Centre, 89 Church Ave. On April 5, a mass vaccination site opened at The Hangar, 75 Carl Hall Rd.

On April 12, the City is opening 3 new mass vaccination clinics: Carmine Stefano Community Centre at 3100 Weston Rd, Cloverdale Mall at 250 The East Mall (clinic is located at the north end of the mall) and the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre at 200 Eglinton Ave W.

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 ontoronto.ca/COVID19 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.  Those 60 years and older (born in 1961 and earlier) are able book appointments for these sites. As well, those 50 years and older living in a COVID Hot Spot can book appointments with City mass vaccination clinics or certain hospital/health partner clinics. For a list of COVID Hot Spot postal codes, 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 to register or for information
  • 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
  • Note the hospitals and other sites on the list have different eligibility criteria
As of March 26, all but one of the providers (University Health Network still lists that they will make appointments for people 80 and older in their registry)  was open to those 75 years and older, and a few are even taking adults 70 and older. All but one provider (CAMH) will take home care recipients.

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: organ 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). Each hospital/health partner site has slightly different eligibility and some will have age eligibility. People with these conditions should check the hospitals/health partners near their homes.

COVID Hot Spots: some hospitals/health partners are vaccinating people in COVID Hot Spots. If someone suspects that they live in such an area, they should check the hospitals/health providers near them to see if they are eligible. There may be an age eligibility for this as well. For a list of postal codes of COVID Hot Spots, click vaccine eligibility

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 for Those 55 and Older
Select pharmacies in Toronto are booking appointments for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for eligible people who will be, or have been, 55 or older in 2021, as part of Ontario's pharmacy pilot (if someone is turning 55 later this year, they are still eligible).

To be eligible, the person who is 55 or older must live, work or go to school in Toronto and 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 to vaccinate those 55 years and older. 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 called 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
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Last Updated On
April 13, 2021
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Toronto, ON
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Hours of Operation
Hours vary by location
Service Area(s)
Greater Toronto Area