Team Toronto administers more than one million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Together, the City of Toronto, healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health have now administered more than one million COVID-19 vaccines.

To date, 1,004,339 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.

Toronto is the first local health region in Canada to administer more than one million doses of vaccine.

The Team Toronto effort is focused on getting as many residents vaccinated as quickly as possible based on available supply. It is also expanding mobile vaccination efforts across Toronto to bring vaccine to the neighbourhoods most in need.

Yesterday, for example, Toronto Public Health in collaboration with Rexdale Community Hub held a pop-up clinic in postal code M9V. Ten community ambassadors and three people from Rexdale Community Hub promoted the clinic, and twenty healthcare professionals vaccinated approximately 639 people age 18 years and older.

Today, our partners will hold a number of mobile and pop-up clinics in hot spot neighbourhoods, including:

  • North York General Hospital - North York Toronto Health Partners will hold two mobile clinics and vaccinate 1,250 people age 18 years and older.
  • Unity Health Toronto will hold two off-site community clinics in the downtown east in partnership with Sherbourne Health and Regent Park Community Health Centre, and in west Toronto in partnership with West Park Healthcare. In addition, they will hold two mobile clinics at Toronto Community Housing buildings.
Currently, people age 40 and older in Ontario are now eligible for vaccination. Vaccinations are available at City-operated immunization clinics for residents 60 years of age and older, and residents 50 years of age or older who live in hot spots. Toronto residents 40 years of age and older can book vaccination appointments at participating pharmacies to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

All COVID-19 vaccines, no matter where you get them, are available free of charge. Information on how people from the various eligibility categories can register for vaccination appointments at City-run and partner clinics is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage at www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/?accordion=vaccine-eligibility.

As of yesterday evening, approximately 302,393 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-operated immunization clinic. A small number of appointments are available for the next two weeks. A new block of approximately 231,000 appointments in City-operated clinics between May 10 and June 6 will soon be available through the Province’s online booking system. Eligible residents are encouraged to book an appointment through the “Book a Vaccine” button on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 or by phone by calling the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488.

For more information about what to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine please visit, https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-covid-19-vaccine#how-to-schedule-a-vaccination.

The City and healthcare partners are working to operate approximately 30 clinics today, including mobile teams and on-site clinics, to vaccinate priority groups identified by the Province of Ontario’s priority framework. These clinics are only vaccinating those in the priority groups who have confirmed appointments.

City of Toronto immunization clinics

  • Yesterday, held nine City-operated immunization clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, Mitchell Field Arena, The Hangar, Cloverdale Mall, North Toronto Memorial Community Centre and Carmine Stefano Community Centre.
  • Vaccinated approximately 7,596 eligible residents.
  • Today, will vaccinate up to approximately 8,050 people born in 1961 or earlier and people age 50 or older who live in hot spot neighbourhoods as identified by postal code.
  • People should not attend a City-run immunization clinic without an appointment.
Unity Health Toronto
  • Yesterday, held two off-site community clinics and two mobile clinics.
  • Vaccinated 607 residents age 18 and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods, priority hospital and community-based healthcare workers, individuals living in congregate settings, members of the Indigenous community, shelter staff, transplant recipients and those receiving active cancer treatment and individuals with specific high-risk health conditions.
  • Today, will hold three off-site community clinics and two mobile clinics.
  • Will vaccinate 791 people belonging to the same groups.
  • For more information, please visit https://unityhealth.to/.
University Health Network
  • Yesterday, held three on-site clinics and three mobile clinics.
  • Vaccinated 2,470 residents age 60 years and older, healthcare workers and students, Indigenous adults, people with priority health conditions, essential caregivers, and long-term care residents and staff.
  • Today, will hold one on-site clinic and two mobile clinics.
  • Will vaccinate 480 people who are residents age 60 years and older, healthcare workers and students, individuals living in congregate settings and homebound and chronic care patients.
  • For more information, please visit uhn.ca.
Michael Garron Hospital - East Toronto Health Partners
  • Yesterday, held one primary care clinic and a pop-up clinic, and deployed two mobile teams.
  • Vaccinated 635 residents age 18 years and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods, community members age 60 years and older, individuals with highest and high-risk conditions and homebound adults.
  • Today, will hold two pop-up clinics and deploy a mobile team.
  • Will vaccinate 193 people who are age 18 and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods, homebound adults and individuals living in congregate settings.
  • For more information, please visit tehn.ca.
Humber River Hospital and North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team
  • Yesterday, held four mobile clinics and a pop-up clinic.
  • Vaccinated 808 residents age 40 years and older, and 18 years and older living in hot spot neighbourhoods.
  • Today, will hold three mobile clinics and a pop-up clinic.
  • Will vaccinate 1,330 people belonging to the same groups.
  • For more information, please visit hrh.ca.
North York General Hospital - North York Toronto Health Partners
  • Yesterday, held a mobile
  • Vaccinated 400 people age 40 years and older.
  • Today, will hold two mobile clinics.
  • Will vaccinate 1,250 people age 18 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
  • For more information, please visit nygh.on.ca.
Scarborough Health Network
  • Today, will hold one on-site clinic and a pop-up clinic.
  • Will vaccinate 3,000
  • For more information, please visit shn.ca.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Yesterday, held one on-site clinic and an off-site community clinic in partnership with Baycrest.
  • Vaccinated 1,300 residents age 60 years and older, Indigenous adults, adults who receive home care, healthcare workers, hospital staff, people with highest and high-risk conditions and their caregivers and people age 50 years and older in hot spot neighbourhoods.
  • Today, will hold one on-site clinic and an off-site clinic.
  • Will vaccinate approximately 1,000 people belonging to the same groups.
  • For more information, please visit https://sunnybrook.ca/.
CAMH
  • Yesterday, held one on-site clinic.
  • Vaccinated 30 inpatients.
  • For more information, please visit camh.ca//.
Participating pharmacies in Toronto
  • Toronto Public Health can confirm that as of yesterday morning, 183,945 people aged 40 and older received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at participating pharmacies in Toronto since the provincial pilot began.
  • An update on the number of vaccinations in Toronto pharmacies will be provided on Tuesdays and Fridays as this information is made available twice a week.
The City, Toronto Public Health, hospitals and community healthcare centres are all working together to get Torontonians vaccinated as quickly as possible. Getting vaccinated protects individuals, their close contacts and the community. As vaccine supply for the general population becomes widely available from the Government of Canada and the Province, more than 350 clinics, including pharmacies and mobile clinics across Toronto, will vaccinate people following the priority framework established by the Province.

To view a map and search for clinic locations across Toronto, including City-run facilities, pharmacies and hospitals, please visit www.toronto.ca/COVID19vaccinemap.

Toronto, like all Ontario municipalities, is in the Shutdown Zone of the Province’s COVID-19 response framework and subject to a provincial Stay-at-Home order. Everyone in the city should be staying home except for essential reasons such as going out for groceries or exercise and being sure to stay as close to home as possible. Please review the City’s COVID-19: Guide for Residents for information on what is and is not permitted under provincial regulations and City bylaws at www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-reopening-recovery-rebuild/covid-19-guide-for-toronto-residents/.

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