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GTA COVID Vaccination and Transportation Assistance

COVID-19 Vaccination Information/Management - City of Toronto


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#ShopAndVax - Mobile Vaccination Clinics in Malls, Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26

Mobile vaccination clinics for first or second doses will be running from 12 noon-5 pm, September 25-26 at:
  • CF Fairview Mall (1800 Sheppard Ave E)
  • CF Sherway Gardens (25 The West Mall)
  • CF Shops at Don Mills (1090 Don Mills Rd)
  • CF Toronto Eaton Centre (220 Yonge St)
  • Yorkdale Shopping Centre (3401 Dufferin Ave)

TTC Mobile Clinic at Wilson Subway Station - Saturday, September 25-Monday, September 27

Walk-in vaccination clinic giving first or second doses September 25 to September 27 at Wilson Subway Station, Mezzanine Level. On Saturday and Monday open 8 am-8 pm; on Sunday open 12 noon-8 pm. All born in 2009 or earlier are welcome.



City of Toronto Mass Vaccination Clinics

For information, click City Immunization Clinics 

Those who will be 12 years by the end of 2021 and older can walk into a City-run vaccination clinic for a first or second dose. Those not yet 18 at time of vaccination, can only book appointments for Pfizer.  

Walk-in vaccination hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 1 pm-7 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 has adapted their clinic for those with medical anxiety or needlephobia, for more information click www.camh.ca/covidvaccine


Third Doses

As of September 14, third doses can be given to:

1. Residents of long-term care homes, high risk retirement homes and elder care lodges at a minimum of 5 months (20 weeks) after second dose - Toronto Public Health is working directly with these facilities to provide the vaccine

2. Severely immunocompromised individuals
  • People undergoing active treatment for solid tumors and hematologic malignancies
  • recipients of a solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within two years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • people with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g. DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • people who have Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • people undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22)
To receive a third dose (immunocompromised individuals mentioned above):
  • primary care provider (PCP) or specialist will contact eligible patients directly
  • some PCP/specialists will administer vaccine in their own clinics
  • if a PCP/specialist cannot vaccinate in their own clinic, they will give eligible patients a referral form. Form can be taken to any Toronto mass vaccination clinic, hospital vaccination clinic or pharmacy that gives COVID vaccination. If readily available, individuals should go to clinic where they received their second dose.

Vaccination in Pharmacies

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 be turning 12 years by the end of 2021 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. 


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 to book an appointment


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. 

Vaccine Clinic for Indigenous People:  Clinic at Anishnawbe Health Toronto, 179 Gerrard St E. Priority to Indigenous adults 55+, but all Indigenous people turning 12 years by the end of 2021 and older welcome. Call 416-920-2605 for appointment or visit vaccine appointment

Indigenous people turning 12 years by the end of 2021 and older can contact Auduze Mino Nesewinong to make appointment for their vaccine clinic. Call 416-654-4181 or email appointments@healthybreathing.co ; transportation support or home visits available - Call Aunty for more details.

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. People without OHIP who need assistance accessing their vaccine receipts should call the agencies above or Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600.


Documenting Vaccinations Received Outside Ontario or Non-Ontario Stock Vaccinations

Non-Ontario stock vaccination refers to vaccinations received in Ontario from outside of Ontario's vaccine supply from agencies such as correctional facilities, military groups or embassies.

Click documentation for more information or call Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600.




 
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
September 24, 2021
Address
No Physical Location
Toronto, ON
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Hours of Operation
Hours vary by location
Service Area(s)
Greater Toronto Area