Updated: June 10, 2021
Beginning 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 14, 2021 individuals who live in Delta hot spots in Halton, Peel, Porcupine, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and York public health units and also received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 9, 2021 will be eligible to book their accelerated second dose appointment through the provincial booking system (for Peel and Toronto public health units), directly through public health units that use their own booking system and through participating pharmacies. Primary care providers will be reaching out to book appointments.
Mobile vaccine units supported by province operated pop-ups and employer-led clinics that provided first doses in Peel, Toronto and York public health regions will also begin operating second dose clinics beginning the week of June 20, 2021. Increasing first and second dose coverage in Delta hot spots will help to minimize the risk of the variant’s spread in Ontario, protecting all neighbourhoods provincewide.
The province will further expand eligibility for accelerated second doses across Ontario as additional vaccine allocations and shipment timelines are confirmed by the federal government, including the recently announced Moderna vaccines.
Other recent updates:
- Effective June 4, 2021 and in alignment with NACI’s recommendation, Ontarians who have received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can choose to either receive a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, or an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine for their second dose. Both second-dose options available to individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine are safe and provide strong protection against COVID-19 and will count as a completed series. These second dose options will be provided at the recommended 12-week interval.
Read more here.
Reminder: People 12 years of age and older are eligible to book a vaccination appointment at City immunization clinics. You can also book by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.
- We are posting updates about available pop-up and targeted clinics as we hear about them at: maritstiles.ca/pop-ups
Who is eligible to be vaccinated right now?
- The Toronto Public Health website includes the most comprehensive list of eligible groups.
- Learn more about Ontario's vaccination plan.
How to book a vaccine appointment:
Individuals in the above groups or an individual trusted to make an appointment on their behalf — can visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine.
When booking an appointment, individuals will be asked for information from their green Ontario health card, birth date, postal code and email address and/or phone number. At the time of booking, eligible individuals will schedule their first and second vaccination appointments.
Hospital partners and Ontario Health Teams: Hospital partners within the Toronto Public Health Unit are also providing vaccine clinics to people in the above groups. You can register for those clinics here: https://vaccineto.ca/landing
City of Toronto Mass Vaccination Clinics: Book using the provincial portal.
Help with the provincial online vaccine booking system
For help with your booking through the provincial online vaccine booking system, please call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line (available in more than 300 languages) at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired: 1-866-797-0007).
- information is available in more than 300 languages
- this line is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week
- you may have to wait for an agent when call volumes are high
Where are the mobile and pop-up clinics?
Mobile and targeted pop-up clinics are underway in the community, and in partnership with community organizations, are focusing on people in our community who are at-risk and otherwise unlikely to go to the mass vaccination clinics. For this reason, the clinics are operating as invite-only and are not widely advertised beyond the target population they are trying to reach at this time. My team compiles information we find on pop-ups open to Davenport postal codes at: www.maritstiles.ca/pop-ups
I continue to call on the provincial government to allocate more of the vaccine supply to hard-hit communities, so that we can move faster to vaccinate everyone in those areas.
Learn more about the status of Ontario’s vaccine rollout, vaccine safety and how the province is prioritizing the public here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario
Toronto Public Health fact-sheets:
Learn more about the federal government’s role in procuring and approving the vaccines here:
In the Legislature - Raising your vaccine rollout concerns:
Letter to Health Minister: Davenport needs more vaccine options
On May 10, I wrote the Minister of Health to again call for support to expand opportunities for vaccination in Davenport's hot-spot postal codes. Read the letter here.
Davenport Vaccine Town Halls
In an effort to inform our community about the vaccine rollout, I have hosted 3 online community meetings with Ward 9 Councillor Ana Bailao and public health officials including Dr. Eileen De Villa, including one in Portuguese.
You can watch the March 18 town hall here (Please note some of this information has since been updated. Review the links above for the latest on eligibility):
Portuguese-language vaccine information:
Davenport has the largest number of Portuguese-speaking residents anywhere in Canada. Many of you have asked for information to share with Portuguese-speaking neighbours and family. Toronto Public Health has provided us with links to resources, below. In addition the city is funding community organizations to hire 250 Ambassadors to work with their local communities to increase vaccine confidence and access to them.
The provincial booking hotline provides support in 300 languages.
Portuguese resources online: