COVID-19 vaccines now available to those over 45 in these Toronto hotspots

Apr 27 2021, 11:45 am

Toronto residents age 45 and older from hotspot postal codes are now able to book their COVID-19 vaccine at City of Toronto vaccination clinics.

According to the City, anyone above the age of 45 living in one of the 53 postal codes in Toronto that have been categorized as a high-risk hotspot is now eligible to book an appointment at one of the City-operated clinics.

“We are focused on getting people vaccinated as quickly as possible with the supply we have from the other governments,” said Mayor John Tory in a press release.

“This change will allow us to get more people vaccinated in hotspot areas – something we know from health officials is incredibly important in our ongoing fight against COVID-19. I continue to encourage all eligible residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”

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A small number of first-dose appointments are available at City-operated clinics for next week, and greater availability heading into the week of May 10, according to the City.

Ontario expanded the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on Tuesday morning as well as expanding vaccine eligibility to childcare workers in hotspots.

Appointments for that group start Thursday, April 29, after receiving a letter confirming eligibility from their employer.

“Getting vaccines to those who are at greatest risk is our number one priority right now. Lowering the eligibility in targeted postal code areas and opening up phone registration for licensed childcare workers, who many Torontonians rely on every day to keep their kids safe, is an important step forward,” said Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health.

“These actions, combined with our Team Toronto Sprint Strategy that’s ramping up mobile and pop-up clinics in our 13 hardest-hit neighbourhoods, will help protect our most vulnerable.”

Anyone age 45 or older from the hotspot postal codes can register through toronto.ca/covid-19 or the provincial booking call centre at 1-833-943-3900.

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