While vaccination is not mandatory, everyone is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Join your family and friends and plan to get vaccinated once vaccines become available to you.
The Province has developed a three-phase vaccine distribution plan for Ontario.
On August 17, 2021, the Province of Ontario announced all youth born in 2009 are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations immediately. Read the Province's news release for more details. Prior to the announcement, youth were required to be 12 years old prior to receiving their first dose of vaccine.
You can book appointments through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 or book by phone through the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).
You can find details on who is currently eligible on the City’s website:
A map of vaccination options in Toronto is available on the City’s Vaccine Clinic Locations webpage: www.toronto.ca/COVID19vaccinemap
Toronto residents can also text “VACCINE” to 1-833-750-0888 to be connected with resources including appointment bookings, information on vaccines and upcoming telephone town halls.
Immunization Plan for East Toronto
East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP) has created a COVID-19 Immunization Plan for East Toronto. The Plan includes opening COVID-19 Immunization Clinics in different neighbourhoods in East Toronto.
It also includes organizing teams of health care workers who will travel to high-risk settings like seniors’ buildings to deliver vaccines to the people who live and work there and have consented to receiving the vaccine. The mobile vaccine teams have already visited many of the seniors buildings and other congregate settings in Ward 14.
As part of the Plan, vaccines are available to community members in East Toronto depending on Ontario’s vaccine supply and according to the Ontario government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Plan.
Check the ETHP website to learn more about the Immunization Plan, find out who is currently eligible, and how to receive a vaccine in East Toronto:
More information about ETHP’s upcoming pop-up vaccine clinics is available at tehn.ca/VaccinePopUps.
If you live outside of East Toronto, please go to https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/ to find a vaccine clinic nearest to you.
All levels of government play important roles in delivering the COVID-19 vaccine to residents:
- The federal government is responsible for approving vaccines as safe and effective for use and procuring them;
- The provincial government is responsible for creating a provincial vaccination plan that includes distributing vaccines and supporting health system partners to deliver them to residents, starting with people who are most vulnerable; and
- The City of Toronto will promote the importance of the vaccine, distribute vaccine doses and help immunize residents, investigate adverse events following immunization and share data with the province.
Please check the City’s website for updates: