Marit Stiles MPP, Davenport

Government of Ontario

Vaccine Information

Updated: April 7, 2021

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is top of mind for all of us, and I’ve heard from a number of residents who are eager for news. Here’s the latest on who is eligible and how to register for a vaccine here in Toronto:

The following groups are eligible to be vaccinated right now:

  • Individuals who will be turning 60 or older in 2021 (born in 1961 or earlier) can register using the provincial portal.
  • Health care workers in Highest Priority and Very High Priority risk groups (as defined by the provincial guidelines)
  • Indigenous Adults (16 years of age or older)
  • Adults receiving chronic home care 
  • Adults aged 55 and over are eligible for the Astra-Zeneca vaccine available at select local pharmacies.
  • *NEW* Adults aged 50 and over living in Davenport postal codes M6H, M6E, M6K, M6N are eligible to book an appointment at local hospital vaccination sites:

    • University Health Network for M6E, M6H visit website or call 1-888-999-6488
    • Unity Health Toronto for M6K, M6N - visit website or call 1-888-999-6488

By Friday, April 9, Booking eligibility will be extended to include individuals aged 50 and over for COVID-19 vaccination appointments at mass immunization clinics in high-risk areas as identified by postal code, using the provincial booking system.

According to the province and Toronto Public Health, Mobile teams and Pop-Up Clinics are being organized to administer vaccines in high-risk congregate settings, residential buildings, faith-based locations, and locations occupied by large employers in hot spot neighbourhoods to individuals aged 18 or over. No date was provided for when these mobile teams and pop-up clinics will be open.

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. (See below for booking for Astra-Zeneca in pharmacies)

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.

Individuals who still have a red and white health card, or who require assistance with booking, can call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line number at 1-888-999-6488 beginning on Monday, March 15.  

Hospital partners

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

If you are a Toronto resident born in 1941 or earlier, you can also book COVID-19 vaccination appointments online at a City of Toronto operated clinic. Appointments are available between March 17 and April 11. 

Age 55 and up: Astra-Zeneca vaccine available in pharmacies

Vaccinations with the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine at pharmacies require an appointment to be made in advance. 

Eligible adults aged 55 and over who are interested in booking an appointment, can visit ontario.ca/pharmacycovidvaccine to find a participating pharmacy and can contact the pharmacy to make an appointment.

Participating pharmacies in Davenport include:

Location

Address

Phone Number

Shoppers Drug Mart

1033 Queen St W

416-516-5756

Shoppers Drug Mart

725 College St

416-534-2375

Shoppers Drug Mart

1090 King St W

416-977-4101

Shoppers Drug Mart

958 Bloor St W

416-538-0105

Loblaw

222 Lansdowne Ave

416-588-7744

Green Pharmacy

620A Bloor Street W

416-530-4004

Rexall

1245 Dupont St

416-537-0805

Symington Pharmacy

333 Symington Ave

416-533-9695

Shoppers Drug Mart

2440 Dundas St W

416-536-0220

Shoppers Drug Mart

1840 Eglinton Avenue W

416-256-6199

Northcliffe Pharmacy

1751 Eglinton Ave W

416-256-7888

Shoppers Drug Mart

2343 Eglinton Ave W

416-651-7111

New Caledonia Pharmacy

600 Caledonia Rd

416-785-8385

 

*NEW* Phase 2 announced:

  • On April 6, the Ontario government announced it is moving into Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, with a focus on reaching individuals in "hot spot" communities where COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted certain neighbourhoods. In addition, this phase will prioritize individuals with the highest-risk health conditions. With a steady supply of the COVID-19 vaccine expected from the federal government, over nine million Ontarians will be offered their first vaccination between April and end of June 2021.

  • Phase Two is focused on age and at-risk populations to prevent further death, hospitalization and transmission. To support this, Ontario is increasing vaccine allocations to COVID-19 "hot spot" communities across 13 public health units, including Toronto, targeting historic and ongoing areas with high rates of death, hospitalization and transmission. The Ministry of Health says it is working with public health units to ensure timely access to vaccines among the identified communities through all available vaccine delivery channels, including pharmacies, mass vaccination clinics, and mobile teams. The province is supporting regions to vaccinate individuals aged 50 and over by postal code in these COVID-19 hot spot zones.

  • In addition, starting as early as April 6, 2021, individuals with the following highest-risk health conditions will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Ontario:

    • Organ transplant recipients;
    • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients;
    • People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (e.g., motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis);
    • Haematological malignancy diagnosed less than one year ago;
    • Sickle cell disease;
    • Kidney disease eGFR< 30; and
    • Essential caregivers for individuals in the groups listed above.

      Patients with the specific health conditions listed above, as well as their essential caregiver will be identified for vaccination due to an increased risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19, regardless of age. The province is expecting to reach the majority of this group through hospital clinics by the end of April 2021.

  • Under the government's Phase 2 plan, essential workers who cannot work from home are still only scheduled to be vaccinated between mid-May to mid-June, despite evidence that these workers are at greatest risk, and where workplaces are seeing the biggest spread. The Official Opposition NDP Caucus continues to push for paid sick days and for factory, warehouse and food supply workers, teachers and education workers and other at-risk essential workers to be prioritized for vaccination.

*NEW* Vaccinating Education Workers

As Official Opposition NDP Education Critic, I have been advocating for prioritization of essential workers including education workers so we can keep our schools safely open. According to the provincial government, beginning the week of April 12, education workers who provide direct support to students with special education needs across the province, and all education workers in select hot spot areas, will be eligible to register for vaccination. Vaccinations will commence during the April break starting with priority neighbourhoods in Toronto and Peel, then rolling out to priority neighborhoods in other hot spot regions, including York, Ottawa, Hamilton, Halton and Durham. This will be followed by a rollout across the province as supply allows.

Find out who is eligible in Phase 2

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: 

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/vaccines

*NEW* Second Davenport Vaccine Town Hall - April 15

Join MPP Marit Stiles, Ward 9 Councillor Ana Bailao and Toronto's Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen DeVilla for an online community meeting about the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out.

April 15, 2021

6:00-7:30pm

Online Discussion - RSVP: 

www.maritstiles.ca/vaccinetownhall

 

March 18 Davenport Vaccine Information Session

On March 18, I held a virtual information session on the vaccine, with Davenport Councillor and Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão, Marina Tchistaia from the COVID-19 Outreach Rapid Response Team, Tammy Décarie, Director of Health Services at Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Community Health Centre and local physician Dr. Audrey Karlinsky.

You can watch the information session here (NOTE some of the information about eligibility shared in this recording has since been updated):

 

*NEW* 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.  This initiative will focus on neighbourhoods and communities with high rates of COVID-19 infection.  As soon as I receive details on the Davenport organizations I will provide you with an update. Details on the initiative were announced and can be found here.

Portuguese resources online: