Updated Toronto COVID-19 Vaccine Criteria

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City of Toronto Mass Immunization Clinics:

  • Who is eligible? 
    • Age 60 & older (including turning 60 later in 2021)
    • Age 45 & older (including turning 45 later in 2021) who live in a hot spot postal code
    • Special education workers (regardless of postal code) and all education workers who live or work in a hot spot postal code
      • Must have letter from your school board
    • All pregnant individuals 
    • Licensed child care workers (starting April 29, 2021), must have letter from employer
  • How to book? https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or call 1-833-943-3900
    • Education workers must call 1-833-943-3900, no online booking
    • Pregnant individuals must call 1-888-999-6488, no online booking
    • Licensed child care workers must call 1-833-943-3900

 

Pharmacy Vaccination: 

 or text message 1-833-356-1683 with your postal codes and it will send you a message of pharmacies open nearby.

Hospital/Mobile/Pop-Up Immunization Clinics: 

  • Who is eligible? Any of the following, regardless of age unless specified:
    • Frontline health care workers in high/very high/highest risk groups
    • Residents, staff, and essential caregivers in long term care homes, retirement homes, and assisted living
    • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit adults (age 16 and older)
    • Adults receiving chronic home care (will receive a letter if eligible)
    • Faith Leaders (e.g. end of life care, care of deceased, home visits, care in health care and vulnerable settings)
    • Individuals with no fixed address
    • Transplant recipients and those receiving active cancer treatment (excluding individuals receiving solely hormonal or radiation therapy)
    • Individuals with the following health conditions can book in the provincial booking system:
      • Neurological diseases where your breathing may be compromised (e.g. motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)
      • Blood or bone marrow cancer diagnosed in past year
      • Very severe kidney disease with eGFR less than 30 (You would have a kidney specialist called a “nephrologist” or may be on dialysis)
      • Obesity (Body mass index greater than 40)
      • Other treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g. chemotherapy, immunity weakening medications – e.g. oral steroids, biologic agents)
      • Intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g. Down syndrome)
    • You can also book in the provincial booking system if you are:
      • are pregnant (many hospital sites)
      • had an organ transplant at any time in the past
      • had a stem cell transplant (bone marrow transplant) at any time in the past
      • have a neurological disease that makes it difficult to breathe (for example, motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)
      • were diagnosed with cancer that affects your blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes (a haematological malignancy) within the last year
      • have severe kidney disease (eGFR under 30)
      • are an essential caregiver for someone with any of these conditions
      • CAMH site only: Diagnosis of a mental illness, substance use disorder, or dementia (currently closed)

  • UHN site only for those who live or receive care in catchment area:
    • Immune deficiencies/autoimmune disorders, Stroke/cerebrovascular disease, Dementia, Diabetes, Liver disease, All other cancers, Respiratory diseases, Spleen problems, Heart disease, Hypertension with end organ damage, mental disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia, Pregnancy, Immunocompromising health conditions & Other disabilities requiring direct support care in community

  • Caregivers (1 caregiver accompanying individual with the health conditions listed above)
  • Age 18+ (regardless of medical history) living in a hot spot postal code
    • Upcoming pop-up and mobile clinics (not an exhaustive list):
      • Team Toronto mobile strategy will focus efforts in the following 13 priority neighbourhood postal codes:
      • Northwest neighbourhoods: M9W, M9V, M9L, M9M, M9N, M6M, M3K, M3J, M3N, M3M
      • Central neighbourhoods: M4H
      • East neighbourhoods: M1J, M1G
    • St. Jamestown:  M5A, M5B, M4Y, M4X 
    • Ongoing BAPS clinic or M9R, M9V, M9W, L4T, L6S: https://myosler.williamoslerhs.ca/SignIn or call 905-494-6685
    • Ongoing Community Hub and West Park Clinic: for M3J, M3K, M3L, M3M, M3N, M6B, M6L, M6M, M9L, M9M, M9N, M9P, M6K, M6N, M8V: use this link to book 
    • Rexdale Community Hub pop-ups for M9V on May 6
      • Call 647-213-1835 to book
    • Upcoming walk-in Scarborough pop-ups: 18+ M1G and M1J
    • May 1st walk-in pop-up for 200 Wellesley street E. and 275, 325 and 375 Bleeker street residents:  https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E0J7UUzXoAIrzDI?format=jpg&name=medium
    • May 1st walk-in pop-up at Oakdale Community Centre, 350 Grandravine Drive, 10am to 7pm (or while supplies last): M3J M3L, M3N M9L, M9M call Vaccine Info line 647-883-0316 if questions
    • May 1st and 2nd walk-in at Downsview Arena, 1633 Wilson Avenue, from 9am until supplies last: live or work in M3J, M3K, M3N, M3M, M6M, M9L, M9M and M9N   
    • Upcoming walk-in Scarborough pop-up clinics for M1G and M1J: https://www.scarboroughcovidvaccineclinic.ca/
    • *Look out for pop-up and mobile clinics in your community or reach out to your city councillor for local updates.*
  • Age 50 and older (regardless of medical history) living in a high risk postal code:
    • St. Michael’s Hospital: M4X, M5A, M5B, M4Y, M5E
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital: M6K, M6N, M8V, M9A, M9B, M9C, M9R, M9V, M9W
    • WCC & Regent Park 40 Oaks Sites: M5A, M5B, M4Y, M4X
    • University Health Network: M5V, M6E, M6H 
    • CAMH: M5V, M6E, M6H, M6K, M6N, M8V (currently closed)
    • West End YMCA: M5V, M6E, M6H, M6K, M6N
    • Michael Garron Hospital & Thorncliffe Park sites: M4H, M1L, M3C, M4A, M1K, M1M, M1J
    • North York General Hospital: M2J, M2M, M2R, M3A, M3C, M3H, M4A
    • Humber River Hospital (at Downsview Arena): M3J, M3K, M3L, M3M, M3N, M6B, M6L, M6M, M9L, M9M, M9N, M9P
    • Englemount-Lawrence Vaccination Clinic: M2J, M2M, M2R, M3A, M3C, M3H, M3J, M3K, M3L, M3M, M3N, M4A, M4X, M5A, M5B, M5N, M5V, M6A, M6B, M6E, M6L, M6H, M6M, M9L, M9M, M9N, M9P
    • Scarborough sites: any Scarborough address qualifies
    • Sunnybrook Hospital: M2J, M2M, M2R, M3A, M3C, M4A, M5N, M6A, M6B
    • West Park Clinic: M3J, M3K, M3L, M3M, M3N, M6B, M6L, M6M, M9L, M9M, M9N, M9P, M6K, M6N, M8V use this link to book
    • William Osler Health System (45+): M9R, M9V, M9W Unique booking site: https://t.co/MgS4XjjYqu?amp=1
  • Most hospital sites offer age-based appointments to those age 60 and older
  • How to book? https://vaccineto.ca/sites or call 1-888-385-1910
  • Where are Toronto vaccine clinics located?  COVID-19 Immunization Clinics Map Results List