Residents 80 years of age and older can now register online for COVID-19 vaccinations at a City of Toronto immunization clinic

The online registration system for Toronto residents born in 1941 and earlier to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City of Toronto operated clinic is now live on www.toronto.ca/covid-19. These appointments are the first publicly-available vaccination opportunities at City-operated mass immunization clinics, a milestone in Toronto’s fight against COVID-19.

There are approximately 133,000 initial individual vaccination appointments between March 17 and April 11 for eligible seniors available to book through the link. When planning to open registration, appointments were going to be limited to three City-operated immunization clinics – the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Scarborough Town Centre and the Toronto Congress Centre. The City is now pleased to announce three additional City-run clinics are being brought online, with each of the six clinics operating seven days per week, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Three clinics starting next Wednesday, March 17:

  1. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.
  2. Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr.
  3. Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
Five clinics starting Monday, March 29:
  1. Malvern Community Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd.
  2. Mitchell Field Community Centre, 89 Church Ave.
Six clinics starting Monday, April 5:
  1. The Hangar, 75 Carl Hall Rd.
The three remaining City-operated clinics continue to prepare to open, awaiting direction from the Province of Ontario and available vaccine supply.

Those who will be 80 or older in 2021 and wish to make an appointment – or a trusted person they have delegated to make vaccination appointments on their behalf – can now visit www.toronto.ca/covid-19 and click on the dark blue “Register” button that is in a grey box at the top of the webpage. The link will bring registrants or delegates to the Province’s online booking system where they will be asked for information on the registrant’s provincial health card, birthdate, postal code and email and/or mobile phone number. At the time of booking, eligible residents will schedule their first vaccination appointment and an appointment to receive their second dose.

A video tour showing what residents can expect at City-operated mass immunization clinics is available on the City’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Ek0r7fjjUUg.

City is anticipating a high volume of traffic to toronto.ca and the provincial booking system. Eligible residents booking appointments are asked to be patient and those who are not yet eligible should not to attempt access the booking system.

On Monday, March 15, the Province is launching the new province-wide online booking system and call centre. In the interim, Toronto residents born in 1941 or earlier are able to book appointments online, beginning today through 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, when the interim system will be taken offline in order to complete the transition to the full provincial booking system. The registration link and interim booking system will not be available from 8 p.m. on Sunday to Monday morning. On Monday morning, the City will move to the new province-wide system, with online bookings continuing to be made through the link on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 and the added option of booking by phone through the provincial call centre. Eligible seniors who prefer to book by phone can do so when the provincial call centre is activated on Monday.

This is an exciting time for Toronto residents and everyone’s patience is appreciated. Tomorrow, booking and vaccination appointments will only be available to eligible Toronto residents born in 1941 or earlier. People not yet eligible for a vaccine are urged not to access the registration system as it may impact the efficiency of the system and the ability for those who are eligible to access the system. City 311 and Toronto Public Health staff do not have access to the provincial booking system and are not able to help with registration; no one should call 311 or Toronto Public Health to book an appointment. When clinics open on March 17, anyone who arrive at a clinic without confirmed appointments will not be vaccinated.

The City has assembled frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination appointments to help eligible residents understand the appointment booking process for City-operated clinics: https://www.toronto.ca/news/city-of-toronto-online-covid-19-vaccination-booking-for-residents-born-in-1941-or-earlier/. Any new developments or information will always be shared on www.toronto.ca/covid-19.

As Toronto awaits the rollout of mass immunization, to reduce and eliminate the transmission of COVID-19, protect the healthcare system and save lives, the City continues to urge all residents to stay home as much as possible to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Please review the City’s simple “Dos” and “Don’ts” guide for recommended and mandatory public health measures under provincial regulations and City bylaws: https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-guide-for-toronto-residents-grey/.

 

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