Toronto opened 120,000 new vaccination appointments as eligibility expands to those age 18 and older today.
As of this morning, everyone ages 18 and older will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at a City-run immunization clinic. In the first hour this morning when the age eligibility increased to 18 years and older, 8,926 people booked a vaccine appointment at a City-run clinic.
As Mayor Tory indicated Monday, he has been in discussions with Premier Doug Ford and provincial officials to open up more appointments, provided there is assured vaccine supply from the other governments, in the coming weeks. Approximately 40,000 new appointments are now available to book each week for the weeks of June 14, June 21 and June 28.
“I’m proud to announce today that we are opening up 120,000 new appointments to help give residents 18 and older more options to get vaccinated, Mayor Tory said in statement issued Tuesday morning. “Thank you to Premier Ford and the Government of Ontario for working with the City of Toronto to open up these 120,000 more vaccination appointments in the City-run immunization clinics.”
“We are committed to providing as many vaccine appointments as we can and the more doses the provincial and federal governments can provide, the more appointments we will be able to offer. I continue to encourage all residents to get vaccinated as soon as they can at any Team Toronto vaccination location so we can bring this pandemic to an end,” he added.
The increased appointment availability is spread across the City’s nine immunization clinics:
1. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W., North Building, top of the ramp at Front and John Streets
2. Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
3. Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr. (in the old Sears store)
4. Malvern Community Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd.
5. Mitchell Field Arena, 89 Church Ave. (west side of the complex)
6. The Hangar, 75 Carl Hall Rd.
7. Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall (in the old Target store)
8. North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave. W.
9. Carmine Stefano Community Centre, 3100 Weston Rd.
Appointments can be booked by eligible residents through the dark blue “Book a Vaccine” button on toronto.ca/covid-19 or by calling the provincial vaccine booking line at 1-833-943-3900.
“New vaccination appointments mean new opportunities to protect yourself, your family, your friends and your entire community,” said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health. “I encourage every eligible Torontonian to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”