Vaccination News

July 23 2021

** VACCINATION NEWS *

*NEW* City of Toronto opening all City-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics to walk-ins, youth now eligible for walk-in vaccination – News ReleaseAs of July 22nd, all nine City-run vaccination clinics are open to youth and adult walk-ins between 12pm and 7pm.

** TODAY ** You’re invited to Scarborough Health Network’s Late Night Dash for Doses Clinic! Drop by for your PFIZER 1st or 2nd dose, listen to some music and get some goodies.

  • July 23 | 4pm to 11pm | UTSC Highland Hall, 1265 Military Trail | Walk-in or book online at www.scarbvaccine.ca

This clinic will be administering 1st Doses to individuals 12+ and 2nd Doses to individuals 12+ who received a 1st dose of Pfizer at least 21 days ago or AstraZeneca at least 8+ weeks ago. Free parking is available in Lots A & J. For transportation supports, call Scarborough Ride at 416-736-9372. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

**New** Pop-up vaccine clinic at the Toronto Zoo!!

Come spend a day at the Toronto Zoo and get your vaccine with our furry special pop-up clinics on Monday and Tuesday, July 26 and 27! When you book an an appointment for our vaccine clinic, you will receive complimentary admission and parking on the day of the clinic for you and a guest.

Monday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 27 4 to 7 p.m.

Toronto Zoo Wildlife Marquee (in the Discovery Zone) 2000 Meadowvale Road

Vaccine: Pfizer 1st and 2nd doses
For those 12+ years
For 2nd doses: Must have received 1st dose of Pfizer at least 21 days ago OR AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago

Book your appointment at www.scarbvaccine.ca

Note: When you get started in the booking tool, it will say “Mobile Clinic C”. Click on “Choose date” and then select Monday, July 26 or Tuesday, July 27 and proceed.

*NEW* Community siren testing in east Toronto – News ReleaseOn Saturday, July 24, at 5pm, Toronto East Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TE CAER) will be conducting its quarterly testing of the community siren system. Residents and businesses in Scarborough-Guildwood and Scarborough-Rouge Park, located within one kilometer of the sirens, should expect to hear the siren testing.

*NEW* Native Child and Family Services of Toronto COVID-19 Vaccine Opportunity! This clinic will be vaccinating FNIM/Indigenous Community Members and their immediate household members aged 12 years and older.

  • August 4 | Malvern Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, 31 Tapscott Rd Unit 76B

To request an appointment please complete this form. If you have questions please email COVIDvaccine@nativechild.org or call 437-230-2936.

*UPDATE* Scarborough Health Network New Community Vaccine Clinic at Birchmount Hospital is now open! This clinic is located at 3030 Birchmount Road and will operate daily from 8:30am to 7:00pm with a capacity to vaccinate 220 people per day, vaccinating with Pfizer to individuals aged 12+ who live, work or go to school in Scarborough. 1st doses are available on a priority walk-in basis and 2nd doses can be booked online at www.scarbvaccine.ca or by calling 416-495-2593.

Eligible people can book their appointments using the links on www.scarbvaccine.ca. 

Scarborough Health Network One-Day Pop-Ups – 1st and 2nd Dose. These clinics will be vaccinating individuals who live/work/go to school in Scarborough in these eligibility groups for Pfizer 1st Dose: ages 12+; Moderna 1st Dose: ages 18+; Pfizer 2nd Dose: ages 12+ AND received their 1st dose of Pfizer at least 21 days ago or AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago; Moderna 2nd Dose: ages 18+ AND received their 1st dose of Moderna 28 days ago OR Pfizer 21 days ago OR AstraZeneca 8 weeks ago.

  • July 24 | 10am-6pm | Lakshmi Narayan Temple, 1 Morningview Trl | Walk-in Only | Vaccine: Pfizer
  • July 25 | 10am-6pm | Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, 5183 Sheppard Ave E | Vaccine: Pfizer

Please bring ID or document with your address or proof of employment, a health card if you have one and your first dose vaccination receipt. Full details at www.scarbvaccine.ca

Scarborough Dash for Doses – 4 weeks this July, 3 stationary pit stops in Scarborough! These clinics will be vaccinating PFIZER 1st doses and 2nd doses to those 12+ who live/work/go to school in Scarborough (M1):

  • University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (Highland Hall) | 1265 Military Trl
  • Fridays – July 30 | 1pm-9pm
  • Sundays – July 25 | 10am-6pm

Tickets will be provided for same-day vaccine appointments on a first come, first served basis. Please bring ID, or documentation with your address or proof of employment, a health card, if you have one and your first dose vaccination receipt. More at www.scarbvaccine.ca.

Toronto East Health Network Mobile & Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic: Open to all individuals 12+ who live/work/attend school in any “M” postal code, with priority access for select populations. Visit the pop-up vaccine page for more details: www.tehn.ca/VaccinePopUps

*NEW* City of Toronto “VaxTO” campaign expands multilingual features and establishes call centre as it continues to connect residents with vaccine information – News Release. Residents can now connect to vaccination information in the language of their choice through one of 12 translated City microsites. VaxTO is also expanding multilingual social and digital advertising across popular social platforms WeChat, Reddit, Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram. A VaxTO call centre is launching today to begin outreach to individuals residing in areas with lower vaccination rates.

*NEW* Moderna 2nd dose bookings now available on www.scarbvaccine.ca! Scarborough Health Network is pleased to announced that eligible individuals can now book 2nd dose appointments for the Moderna vaccine at three of their community vaccine clinics through www.scarbvaccine.ca. To be eligible individuals must be 18 years or older and live, work or go to school in Scarborough AND received your 1st dose of Moderna at least 28 days ago OR 1st dose of Pfizer at least 21 days ago OR 1st dose of AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago.

UPDATE: SHN and the Scarborough Ontario Health Team Partners are pleased to announce that eligible people can now book 2nd dose appointments for the Moderna vaccine at three of our community vaccine clinics through our website www.scarbvaccine.ca.

Please spread the news! (I know there has been a lot of vaccine news to spread today, and we really appreciate your efforts to share it all J )

To be eligible, people must be 18 years or older and live, work, or go to school in Scarborough (M1 postal codes):

·         AND received your first dose of Moderna at least 28 days ago

·         OR received your 1st dose of Pfizer at least 21 days

·         OR received your 1st dose of AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago

We encourage people to get their 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible and able to do so. The opportunity to book Moderna 2nd dose appointments is open to anyone eligible, whether they received their 1st dose at one of our clinics or elsewhere.

More information and booking links: www.scarbvaccine.ca

ALSO –> SHN and the Scarborough Ontario Health Team partners are very pleased to share a significant change to eligibility for 2nd doses at our Dash for Doses pop-up vaccine clinics this month:

!! Effective immediately !! –> people 12+ who live/work/go to school in an M1 postal code are eligible for 2nd doses at the Dash for Doses pop-up clinics, provided they received their 1st dose of Pfizer at least 21 days ago, or their 1st dose of AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago.

New TODAY –> Scarborough Dash for Doses! (see details below)

REMINDER–> Public Health Agency of Canada Suggested Guidelines:

Second Dose Vaccine Update – Mixing Vaccinations:

The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are incredibly similar with near-identical efficacy rates. A “mixed mRNA model” – mixing Pfizer and Moderna for the first and second dose – is approved by both the federal and provincial governments. Both vaccines have similar side effects. People are encouraged to get whichever vaccine is easiest or fastest for them to access. Click here for more details on booking your second dose.

REMINDER: Provincial Vaccination Booking Portal –https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ [To Book by Phone: 1-833-943-3900]

**PLEASE NOTE** The telephone number for SHN vaccination clinic inquiries has changed. The new number is: 416-495-2593.

City of Toronto Immunization Clinics & Eligibility: Eligibility criteria and booking for first and second dose appointments can be found online at www.toronto.ca/covid19 or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

  • First dose: Everyone aged 12+ is encouraged to book their first dose appointment online or through the provincial booking line.
  • Second dose: Residents 70+; Anyone who received a first dose of Pfizer or Moderna on/before May 9; those who received AstraZeneca at least eight weeks ago; FNIM individuals & non-Indigenous partners & household members

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligibility criteria and booking information is available at www.scarbvaccine.ca

  • First dose: Individuals 18+; Individuals 12+ at the Centenary College and TAIBU Community Health Centre sites
  • Second dose: Individuals eligible for an accelerated second dose appointment at SHN will be contacted directly to reschedule their appointment. DO NOT BOOK a second dose appointment online.

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

  • First dose: Individuals 12+ to get the Pfizer vaccine; Individuals 18+ to get the Moderna Vaccine
  • Second dose: (AstraZeneca) received 1st dose at least eight weeks ago; (Pfizer or Moderna) received 1st dose at least 28 days ago

 *NEW* Team Toronto vaccination partners now completing in-home second doses of COVID-19 vaccine for homebound residents – News Release. Anyone with questions about homebound vaccination should speak with their primary care or homecare service provider. Homebound individuals not linked with either a primary or homecare provider, can call the Toronto Seniors Helpline by phone at 416-217-2077 or online: torontoseniorshelpline.ca/web-chat.

*UPDATE* Scarborough Health Network Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics. Due to shifts in vaccine supply, the SHN UTSC COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic will be administering the MODERNA vaccine to the following eligibility groups:

For 2nd dose: Individuals aged 18+ who live, work or go to school in the following Delta variant hot spots – M1B, M1E, M1G, M1J, M1S, M1K & M1P – AND who received their 1st dose of Moderna at least 28 days ago, OR received their 1st does of AstraZeneca at least 8 weeks ago & would like to receive Moderna as their 2nd dose

For 1st dose: Individuals aged 18+ who live, work or go to school in Scarborough (M1)

**Stay tuned for updates**

No pre-booking is required, these vaccine clinics are using a ticketing system on a first come, first-served basis. More information is available at www.scarbvaccine.ca

*NEW* The City of Toronto and Community Partners support accelerated second doses for eligible residents without OHIP cards – News Release. Residents without OHIP cards who meet current eligibility for accelerated second doses, including individuals 70+ years or age; or received their 1st dose of Pfizer of Moderna on or before May 30; or receive their 1st dose of AstraZeneca more than 8 weeks ago, can request assistance booking their accelerated second dose appointment at a City-run immunization clinic by contacting Access Alliance, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture and FCJ Refujee Centre.

City of Toronto Immunization Clinics & Eligibility: Eligibility criteria and booking for first and second dose appointments can be found online at www.toronto.ca/covid19 or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

  • First dose: Everyone aged 12+ is encouraged to book their first dose appointment online or through the provincial booking line.
  • Second dose: Residents 70+; Anyone who received a first dose of Pfizer or Moderna on/before May 30; those who received AstraZeneca at least eight weeks ago; FNIM individuals & non-Indigenous partners & household members

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligibility criteria and booking information is available at www.scarbvaccine.ca

  • First dose: Individuals 18+; Individuals 12+ at the Centenary College and TAIBU Community Health Centre sites
  • Second dose: Individuals eligible for an accelerated second dose appointment at SHN will be contacted directly to reschedule their appointment. DO NOT BOOK a second dose appointment online.

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

  • First dose: Individuals 12+ to get the Pfizer vaccine; Individuals 18+ to get the Moderna Vaccine
  • Second dose: If you received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine between March 10, 2021 or later, you are eligible to book your second dose beginning the week of May 24, at an earlier interval of 12 weeks. Please contact the pharmacy where you received your first dose.

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.

Scarborough Health Network Community Vaccine Clinic & Eligibility: Eligibility criteria and booking information is available at www.scarbvaccine.ca

  • First dose: Individuals 18+; Individuals 12+ at the Centenary College and TAIBU Community Health Centre sites
  • Second dose: Individuals eligible for an accelerated second dose appointment at SHN will be contacted directly to reschedule your appointment. DO NOT BOOK a second dose appointment online.

Carefirst Seniors & Community Services Association
300 Silver Star Boulevard


Centennial College – Progress Campus
941 Progress Avenue


SHN – Centenary Hospital
2867 Ellesmere Road


TAIBU Community Health Centre
27 Tapscott Road


The Mid Scarborough Hub – Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
2660 Eglinton Avenue East

Please note:

  • Must provide proof of residency or workplace in Scarborough
  • Must provide a form of ID (such as a health card or government-issued ID, if you have one)
  • Do not schedule your appointment if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have answered ‘yes’ to any COVID-19 screening questions

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. Note: City-run clinics have expanded the age category eligibility to 50+.

Toronto Public Health — for help booking an appointment: 416-338-7600

Toronto Public Health now operates a total of 9 Mass Immunization Clinics: These clinics are operating seven days a week from 11am to 8pm.  To book an appointment visit www.vaccineto.ca. Mass Immunization Clinic locations:

Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W.
Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd.
Malvern Community Recreation Centre, 30 Sewells Rd
Mitchell Field Centre, 89 Church Ave, North York
The Hangar, 75 Carl Hall Rd, North York

Carmine Stefano Community Centre, 3100 Weston Rd. 
Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall 
North Toronto Memorial Community Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave. W. 

Toronto Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Town Hall for Parents/Guardians of Students (age 12-17). Dr. Vinita Dubey, Associate Medical Officer of Health, will provide a presentation and answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines available in Canada, vaccine safety and benefits, how to get vaccinated and who is eligible and ways to reduce COVID-19 spread. No registration is required. Choose from two upcoming session dates on May 26 or May 29.

Vaccine Hunters Canada can help residents quickly find available vaccine appointments at City-run clinics. Vaccine appointment availability at all nine 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)