Here’s how Toronto residents can sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Mar 10 2021, 1:42 pm

The City of Toronto is opening online COVID-19 vaccination appointments for City-run immunization clinics for residents who are 80-years and older.

Starting Friday, March 12, approximately 133,000 individual COVID-19 vaccination appointments for people age 80 and over will be available at Toronto’s mass immunization clinics.

The appointments can be made between March 17 and April 11.

“I know people are eager to get the vaccine. We want them to be able to get it as soon as possible for as many people as vaccine supply allows,” Mayor John Tory said.

“With predictable and large deliveries of doses expected over the coming weeks, I am confident that we will be able to start up the full suite of our vaccination efforts, including the remaining mega-sites, which are largely ready to open their doors pending supply and the many other community and mobile initiatives. We won’t stop, nor will our hospital and healthcare partners stop until everyone who wants their shot, has received their shot.”

In order to receive the appointment, residents will need to provide information on their provincial health card, birthdate, postal code, email, and phone number.

In addition, those with existing confirmed appointments at a hospital or health sector partner don’t need to book another appointment at a City-run clinic.

“Anyone with an existing appointment who chooses to book appointments at a City-operated clinic instead should cancel their hospital or clinic bookings, so as many people as possible are able to receive their vaccine as quickly as possible,” the release says.

On March 17, the three City-run clinics, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, and Toronto Congress Centre, will operate seven days per week from 11 am to 8 pm.

There are nine City-run clinics, which are: Toronto Congress Centre; Malvern Community Recreation Centre; The Hangar in North York; Scarborough Town Centre; The Cloverdale Mall; Mitchell Field Community Centre; North Toronto Memorial Community Centre; and Carmine Stefano Community Centre.

The clinics were strategically picked for their location and the size of the building.

Once operational, the clinics can administer up to 120,000 vaccinations per week, run seven days of the week with a team of 1,400+ staff supporting and operating the clinics.

Residents from priority groups, can also now go to https://vaccineto.ca to access the pre-registration or appointment booking systems for sites near them. Those eligible can also call 1-888-385-1910 for assistance to complete pre-registration forms and book appointments.

The province’s online registration

As more vaccines are allocated to Toronto by the Province, there will be more than 350 vaccination clinics.

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