Toronto expanding walk-in vaccination to 4 mass immunization clinics

As of noon tomorrow, walk-in vaccinations will be available at four mass immunization clinics, including the Toronto Congress Centre clinic that opened to walk-ins yesterday.

Moving forward, walk-in vaccinations will be available daily from noon to 7 p.m. for anyone age 18 or older to receive a first or second dose mRNA vaccine at the City-run Toronto Congress Centre, Cloverdale Mall, The Hangar and Metro Toronto Convention Centre clinics.

Yesterday the City opened walk-in vaccinations at the Toronto Congress Centre vaccination clinic. Between noon and 7 p.m., 318 people attended the clinic for walk-in vaccination. At the busiest time, a person was attending the clinic for a walk-in vaccination every two minutes. The City is continuing to evaluate the effectiveness of the walk-in program and considering expanding walk-in appointments based on clinic capacity and appointment availability.

Starting Saturday, walk-ins can attend four City-run vaccination clinics:
1. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 277 Front St. W.
2. Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
3. The Hangar, 75 Carl Hall Rd.
4. Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall

All City-operated vaccination clinics administer the Moderna mRNA vaccine to everyone age 18 and older. Pfizer is the only vaccine currently approved for youth 12 to 17.

Toronto is urging every adult who needs a first dose or can accelerate their second dose to attend a clinic for a walk-in vaccination or make a vaccination appointment as soon as possible in the provincial booking system: More than 150,000 Torontonians have vaccination appointments in August, September and October that could be moved to July.

Two doses of vaccine are the best protection against COVID-19 and the virus’ variants of concern, including the more infectious Delta variant circulating in Toronto.

People who are fully vaccinated are asked to reach out to family and friends who may be hesitant about vaccination or the “mixed mRNA model” second dose of Pfizer or Moderna.

Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are incredibly similar with near identical efficacy rates and a “mixed mRNA model” is approved by both the federal and provincial governments. People can also easily connect to resources including vaccine appointment bookings and information on vaccines by texting “VACCINE” to 1-833-750-0888 or 833-750-0888.

Appointments for City-run immunization clinics can be booked by residents through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900.



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