Seniors Ages 70 Years And Older Are Eligible For A COVID-19 Vaccine

Dear neighbour,

As of Saturday, March 27, seniors aged 70 years or older are eligible to book an appointment at one of the City-operated mass immunization centres or at a hospital clinic.

Vaccines are safe and effective and everyone who is eligible is encouraged to book an appointment. If you are eligible, the time to book your appointment is now.
If you are not eligible, but have a family member, friend or neighbour who is, please encourage them to book an appointment or offer to help them book one. The COVID-19 vaccine will protect you, your close contacts and the community.

Clinics in Toronto
You can search for City-run mass immunization clinics, hospital immunization clinics and pharmacies at www.toronto.ca/COVID19vaccinemap

How to book an appointment:

There are several options to book an appointment at a City-operated clinic or at a preferred hospital.
The easiest ways for eligible seniors to book appointments are:

For those not sure which clinic location is most convenient or looking for directions, a map of vaccination options in Toronto is on the City’s COVID-19: Vaccine Clinic Locations webpage: www.toronto.ca/COVID19vaccinemap

How to get to City-operated clinic

Appointments at City-operated clinics for eligible residents are available at five locations:

  1. Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.
  2. Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
  3. Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr.
  4. Malvern Community Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd.
  5. Mitchell Field Arena, 89 Church Ave.

A sixth City-operated clinic at The Hangar will open on Monday, April 5. Maps, travel directions, accessibility information and pictures are available for each clinic, including details about parking.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

  • Free parking for one hour in the north garage; take a ticket to enter and to leave follow signs through to the designated COVID-19 Immunization clinic exit
  • Easy for drop-off and pick-up
  • Short walk from Union Station and St. Andrew TTC station

Toronto Congress Centre

  • Large amount of free parking
  • Easy for drop-off and pick-up
  • TTC bus service from Lawrence West and Kipling TTC stations

Scarborough Town Centre

  • Parking is available in the mall parking lots (5 hours maximum), parking lot 2 and lot 5 are closest to the clinic
  • Easy for drop-off and pick-up
  • Short walk from Scarborough Centre TTC station; follow signs to exit the mall at entrance #1 and walk a short distance following signs to clinic
  • Clinic is located in the old Sears store location, next to the Cineplex

Malvern Community Recreation Centre

  • Limited parking
  • TTC bus service from Scarborough Centre TTC station

Mitchell Field Community Centre

  • Limited parking on the west side of the arena
  • Short walk from North York Centre TTC station
  • TTC is finalizing plans for shuttle bus service from Finch station every 30 minutes for an initial three-week trial period

In order to prevent excessive line ups, please only attend the clinic if you have a confirmed appointment and do not arrive at the clinic location until shortly before your scheduled appointment time – no more than 15 minutes early.

Need help getting to a clinic?

This week, the City announced the Vaccine Equity Transportation Plan. The City has partnered with transportation organizations to get eligible seniors, adults with disabilities and adults who are immunocompromised to and from vaccination appointments within Toronto. The program is not fully up and running yet but does have rides available next week. To book a ride contact:

Additional details about eligibility, how to book and transportation options are all on the City’s COVID-19 webpages: www.toronto.ca/covid-19.

How you can help your family, friends and neighbours who are eligible

If you’re not eligible for a vaccine yet, please help and encourage your eligible friends, family and neighbours to book an appointment. Let the eligible seniors in your life know they can book vaccination appointments, help them access the online booking system on www.toronto.ca/covid-19 or the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488 (TTY 1-866-797-0007) and if possible, offer to drive, accompany or arrange transportation to their appointment. When attending an appointment, eligible seniors can bring someone to assist them – whether with transportation, mobility, translation or any other need. If you attend an appointment with an eligible senior, you will be screened for symptoms upon arrival.

Thank you for your continued efforts in our fight against COVID-19, together we will beat this.

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