Team Toronto COVID-19 vaccination update - December 20, 2021

Today, all those 18 years and older who had their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than three months ago, became eligible for a third dose, or booster, vaccine. Over the weekend, Mayor John Tory announced the City of Toronto and its Team Toronto partners have ramped up vaccination capacity to 1.2 million doses per month in anticipation of those seeking further protection from the Omicron variant of concern.

Toronto Public Health (TPH) estimates that more than 1 million people in Toronto become eligible to get their booster today.

Every part of Team Toronto has been working to increase vaccination capacity including:

  • The five City-run mass immunization clinics and mobile clinics
  • More than 500 pharmacies across Toronto
  • Primary care providers
  • Hospital clinics
  • Ontario Health Teams

Over the last week, Team Toronto’s total capacity to administer vaccinations has gone from 400,000 doses per month to more than 1.2 million doses per month. The City continues to work with TPH and all health care partners and the Government of Ontario to further ramp up booster dose capacity.

The City and the Province are working together on options that would increase capacity including encouraging more pharmacies to come on board to administer vaccinations, more doctors to sign up to offer vaccines, and more retired employees with experience administering vaccines to help clinics.

Given the threat posed by the Omicron variant, there is a critical need for all eligible Toronto residents to get their first, second and third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. There are a growing number of Team Toronto vaccine clinics operating across the city for children age five to 11 to get their first dose, and for those 12 and older to get their first, second or third dose (when eligible). Vaccine eligibility guidelines are available on the City’s Vaccine Eligibility & Doses webpage.

Today, Team Toronto partners will administer thousands of vaccines at City-run clinics, hospital partner clinics, local pharmacies and doctors’ offices, including the following clinic locations:

City-run immunization clinics

The five City-run immunization clinics are fully booked today and will continue to expand appointments for first, second and third doses of COVID-19 vaccine. From December 21 to February 19, 2022, there are more than 100,000 appointments available for both kids aged five to 11 and adults. For kids aged five to 11 there are 22,208 appointments available, and there are 84,293 adult appointments available. Between today and February 19, City-run immunization clinics will offer more than 243,000 vaccine appointments. To book an appointment, click the blue “Book a Vaccine” button or call 1-833-943-3900. More information on City-operated immunization clinics is available on the City’s COVID-19: How to Get Vaccinated webpage.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Note: new room within the convention centre

255 Front St. W., Lower Level, Constitution Hall Rooms 105, 106 and 107

  • 611 appointments booked

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre clinic has moved to Rooms 105, 106 and 107. Clients with no mobility issues should now enter the building from The John W.H Bassett Theatre Entrance on Front Street (east side of Second Cup). Clients with mobility issues can enter the building from the Front Street entrance to the west side of Second Cup and follow signage to the elevator that will take them to level 100. Clinic signage has been adjusted to reflect the room change.

Cloverdale Mall

250 The East Mall (north end of mall in the former Target store; enter the clinic via the exterior entrance only)

  • 608 appointments booked

Scarborough Town Centre

300 Borough Dr. (east side of the centre on the upper level, near Entrance 2; enter the clinic via the mall exterior)

  • 611 appointments booked

Mitchell Field Community Centre

89 Church Ave. (east side of the building in the gym; enter through the Community Centre main entrance)

  • 505 appointments booked

Woodbine Mall

500 Rexdale Blvd. (inside the Hudson’s Bay store; enter through the entrance on the second level)

  • 612 appointments booked

Hospital and Ontario Health Team partner clinics

Michael Garron Hospital

Michael Garron hospital has a number of vaccination opportunities, including at Throncliffe Park Community Hub clinic, 45 Overlea Blvd. Appointments are booked through the provincial booking system.

For more information, visit their website Opens in new window.

East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP)

An ETHP primary care practice, South East Toronto Family Health Team, is holding a vaccine blitz. Bookable by appointment on their website.  Opens in new window

North York General Hospital (NYGH)

NYGH has two vaccine clinics running today.

  • Northview Heights Secondary School, 550 Finch Ave. W., North York
  • Family-friendly, all eligible third doses, as well as first, second and five- to 11-year-old dose appointments can be booked online

For more information, visit their website Opens in new window.

  • North York Family Health Team,240 Duncan Mill Rd., Suite 803,
  • All eligible third doses, as well as first and second dose appointments can be booked online

For more information, visit their website Opens in new window.

Downtown East Toronto Ontario Health Team

Regent Park Community Health Centre, 40 Oaks St. (Fred Victor building)

  • First Doses:
    • Children aged 5 to 11 years old (born in 2016) – appointment only
    • Adolescents and adults (12 years and older) – appointment or walk-in
  • Second Doses: appointments or walk-in
    • Children (5-11 years old) at least 8 weeks from first dose
    • Adolescents and adults (12 years and older) at least eight weeks after first dose
  • Third doses: appointment only
    • 18 years and older and least three months (or 84 days) have passed since their second dose

For more information, visit their website Opens in new window

University Health Network

Two clinics are running today and are fully booked. New appointment slots open three days in advance.

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH)

CAMH is operating one clinic today at 100 Stokes St.

  • By appointment only, offering third dose bookings for people 50 years and older, those within First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, CAMH staff, those with two doses of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine, those with one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and high-risk immunocompromised patients. First and second dose appointments – including for children aged five to 11 years old are also available.

For more information, visit: their website Opens in new window.

Scarborough Health Network (SHN)

SHN is operating several clinics today including:

  • Centennial College Mass Vaccine Clinic, T Block Building, 940 Progress Ave.,
    10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Tamil Community Pop Up, Scarborough Convention Centre, 20 Torham Pl.
  • Centenary Hospital Mass Vaccine Clinic, 2867 Ellesmere Rd.

Team Toronto mobile clinics are operating across the City today.

Pharmacy clinics

More than 515 pharmacies across Toronto are offering first, second and third doses of COVID-19 vaccine. For a full list of participating pharmacies visit the Ontario pharmacy map Opens in new window.

More information

To easily connect to resources including vaccine appointment bookings and information on vaccines, Toronto residents can text “VACCINE” to 1-833-750-0888 or 833-750-0888 for more information through the City’s VaxTO program.

Given the emergence of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant (B.1.617.2) and ongoing community transmission of the Delta variant, Toronto Public Health urges all eligible residents to book their third-dose appointment to ensure they have an extra layer of protection. Residents who have not yet received their first or second COVID-19 vaccine shot are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. COVID-19 vaccines lower the risk of serious illness, hospitalization and death, while protecting oneself, loved ones and the community.

Residents should also continue to follow public health measures such as mask wearing, good hand hygiene and physical distancing. Those who have symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to stay at home and get tested as soon as possible. More information about COVID-19 in Toronto is available at www.toronto.ca/covid-19.

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