Ontario has a three-phase plan that prioritizes vaccines for those at greatest risk of severe illness and those who care for them. Phase 1 of the plan is well underway, with nearly one million vaccine doses administered. In addition to the sites already open, over 120 mass immunization clinics are planned to open this month, increasing the province’s vaccine administration capacity to over 150,000 doses per day, dependent on supply. You can see the complete breakdown of the three phases, and who will be included in each phase, at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/getting-covid-19-vaccine-ontario.
Mass Vaccination Sites (Phase 1 Priority Groups):
People who are 80 years of age and older (born in 1941 or before)
Health care workers in Highest Priority and Very High Priority risk groups
Hospitals and Ontario Health Teams in the City of Toronto are currently accepting registration and/or appointment booking for the COVID-19 Vaccine for Phase 1 Priority Groups. You can register online with your nearest hospital by using the links below, visiting https://vaccineto.ca/ or contacting 1-888-385-1910 for assistance.
COVID-19 vaccinations in Toronto are by appointment only and there are no walk-in clinics at this time. Eligible individuals should only sign up at one vaccination clinic site and are asked to not pre-register or book appointments at multiple locations. Individuals are also encouraged to pre-register or book an appointment at the clinics nearest to where they live and, in the case of health care workers, closest to where they work.
Humber River Hospital is accepting pre-registration from eligible residents of Eglinton-Lawrence living west of Bathurst Street.
On March 15, a single provincial booking system will open, including all Hospital, Ontario Health Team, and Public Health Unit operated mass vaccination clinics in the City of Toronto. We will provide you with a further update and contact details for the provincial booking system at that time.
AstraZeneca Pharmacy Pilot (Ages 60-64 Only):
A limited number of pharmacies in the Toronto Public Health Unit and two other health units have been selected to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to eligible patients as part of an initial pilot. As per the recommendations of the National Advisory Committee for Immunization (NACI), this vaccine will only be administered to individuals aged 60 to 64 years of age at this time (as defined by year of birth between 1957 and 1961).
Initial vaccine availability for the pilot will be limited, and Ontario is not currently expecting additional shipments of the AstraZenca vaccine this month. As vaccine supply increases, further expansions will continue, including more pharmacies in Toronto and other Public Health Units.
Each participating pharmacy will utilize their own booking system for the pilot, and not all pharmacies listed will be accepting new appointments at this time. Please contact a participating pharmacy directly to inquire if bookings are available. All vaccinations are by appointment only and walk-ins will not be accepted. You can view the full list of participating pharmacies at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-covid-19-vaccine.
Participating pharmacies in and near Eglinton-Lawrence:
Shoppers Drug Mart #861, 770 Lawrence Avenue West
Shoppers Drug Mart #881, 3401 Dufferin Street
Premier Pharmacy and Compounding Centre, 3323 Bathurst Street
To ramp up capacity for vaccination, our government is working with primary care professionals to offer the AstraZeneca vaccine in primary care settings and community locations, such as physician offices, in collaboration with public health units, beginning in Toronto, Hamilton, Guelph, Peterborough, Simcoe-Muskoka, and Peel as of Saturday March 13.
Starting today, primary care providers in these areas will be contacting eligible Ontarians aged 60-64 directly to book an appointment. Please do not call your primary care provider - they will not be taking appointments by request.