Toronto is the first health region in Ontario to achieve this vaccine milestone.
The City of Toronto and its healthcare partners have now administered more than 600,000 COVID-19 vaccines. While working with all healthcare partners, pharmacies and Toronto Public Health to administer all available COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 612,284 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Toronto.
On April 2, the City expanded COVID-19 vaccine availability to individuals born in 1961 and earlier. Torontonians aged 60 or older can book vaccination appointments online or by phone for City-run COVID-19 immunization clinics and some health partner clinics.
The City is currently vaccinating residents born in 1961 and earlier at six of the City-operated mass immunization clinics: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, Mitchell Field Arena and The Hangar.
As of yesterday evening, approximately 142,345 people have booked COVID-19 vaccination appointments at a City-run clinic, an increase of 61,754 people since the vaccine eligibility was expanded on Friday. The City and healthcare partners are working to operate approximately 26 clinics today, including mobile teams and on-site clinics, to vaccinate priority groups identified by the Province of Ontario’s priority framework. These clinics are only vaccinating those in the priority groups who have confirmed appointments.
Getting vaccinated protects individuals, their close contacts and the community. As vaccine supply for the general population becomes widely available from the Government of Canada and the Province, more than 350 clinics, including pharmacies and mobile clinics across Toronto, will vaccinate people following the priority framework established by the Province.