Vaccination News

June 7, 2022

** REMINDER –> ONGOING POP-UP CLINICS**

Mall Pop-Up
Pop-up clinics are back at local malls across Scarborough for walk-ins, starting with Parkway Mall. This pop-up clinic runs every Friday. More locations to be announced.

Parkway Mall, 85 Ellesmere Road Every Friday from 12 – 6 p.m.

  • Pediatric 1st & 2nd doses: For kids 5-11 years
  • 1st & 2nd doses, and 3rd dose boosters: Ages 12+ years
  • 4th dose boosters: For those 60+ years, and First Nation, Inuit, Métis and non-Indigenous household members who are 18+ years

NOTE:

  • Must have received their last vaccine at least 5 months ago
  • Walk-ins welcome – no appointment required
  • Learn more at www.ScarbVaccine.ca 

** LATEST VACCINATION NEWS **

<< Ontario Expanding Eligibility for 4th Doses >>

On Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 8:00 am, the Ontario government expanded eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 60 and over as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over. Fourth doses are being offered at a recommended interval of 5 months after receiving the last booster.

Eligible individuals are now able to book their fourth dose appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, directly through public health units that use their own booking systems, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, participating pharmacies, and participating primary care settings.

Locations and timing for additional boosters may vary by public health unit based on local planning and considerations.

Indoor Masking Requirements were lifted on March 21 for certain settings – On March 21st, Ontario removed the mandatory masking requirement in almost all public setting except, public transit, health & congregate care settings and long-term care homes.

Ontario Moves to Next Phase of Reopening- The Ontario Government has lifted capacity limits in all remaining indoor public settings. Ontario has also lifted proof of vaccination requirements for all settings. Businesses and other settings may choose to continue to require proof of vaccination.

Expanded Booster Shot Eligibility – Ontario has expanded booster dose eligibility to youth ages 12-17. Appointments can be booked through the provincial booking system and the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre, as well as at select pharmacies administering the Pfizer vaccine. Appointments will be booked for approximately six months (168 days) after a second dose. To book an appointment online, individuals must be 12 years old at the time of appointment.

Ontario Expands Access to Free Rapid tests for the General Public – The Ministry of Health has announced that five million rapid tests will be made available each week to Ontarians for the following eight weeks at pharmacy and grocery stores. Households will be limited to one box of five tests per visit. There are 74 pick-up locations in Scarborough. Click here to find your nearest rapid test pick-up location.


Children Five to 11 Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine – Health Canada approved the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11. Vaccine appointments for those 5-11 can be booked through the COVID-19 Vaccination Portal. Read more here. The Scarborough Health Network and the Scarborough Ontario Health Team is accepting pediatric bookings at www.scarbvaccine.ca for their vaccine clinics at Centenary Hospital, Centennial College Progress Campus and The Hub – SCHC Clinic. 

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligible individuals can book now at www.scarbvaccine.ca

COVID-19 Pharmacy Vaccine Locations & Eligibility: Full details on eligibility and pharmacy locations administering the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.

Vaccine Appointment booking for residents without OHIP Cards: Resident without OHIP cards who meet current vaccine eligibility criteria can request assistance to book their vaccination appointment at a City-run immunization clinic by contacting FCJ Refugee Centre, Access Alliance or Toronto Public Health. Residents without an OHIP card may use other forms of identification to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment through agency partners. For more details and contact information please see this page.

In-Home Vaccination for Homebound Persons:

**If you are a homebound person receiving care through a Primary Care Provider, Family Health Team, Home or Community Care or Community Support Services or Agencies, please contact your provider to learn whether they are able to offer in-home vaccination. 

**If you are homebound person who does not have a Primary Care Provider, Family Health Team, Home or Community Care or Community Support Services, please contact the Toronto Seniors Help Line at 416-217-2077 or by webchat at www.torontoseniorshelpline.ca/web-chat

Additional Vaccination Resources:

Province’s Booking Portal: covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine

Province’s Booking Phone Line: 1-833-943-3900

Provincial Vaccination Information Line: 1-888-999-6488

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Locations Map — All COVID-19 Immunization Clinics across the city, including City-run facilities, pharmacies and hospitals, are now mapped on the City’s website. Residents can search for the clinic closest to them by location or address.

Vaccine Hunters Canada can help residents quickly find available vaccine appointments at City-run clinics. Vaccine appointment availability at all five City-run clinics and will be displayed @VaxHuntersCan. More information is available on the City website.

Vaccines for COVID-19 Information in 15+ Different Languages: @GovCanHealth has translated important COVID19 information into over 15 languages. Watch videos and download fact sheets on topics such as travelling, vaccines and more: http://ow.ly/DI8m50EN6NC

Additional Supports

Do you need support booking your vaccine appointment? East Scarborough’s Guildview Pharmacy has a team that is ready to help, in 4 languages: English, Urdu, Hindi, and Cantonese. For free appointment booking support, call 416-283-5388 or visit them Monday to Friday 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Click here for flyer.

Do you need transportation to your vaccine appointment? If you are a Scarborough-based senior, adult with a disability, or adult who is immuno-compromised, you can request free transportation to and from your vaccine appointment through SCHC’s Scarborough Ride. Call 416-736-9372 or visit their webpage to book a ride. (for information about free transportation options in other parts of the City, see this City of Toronto press release about the vaccine transportation equity plan)