COVID-19 Vaccination Engagement Tool Kit – December 30
Hello vaccine engagement champions and Happy New Year from all of us at the City of Toronto! Thank you for your extraordinary work in 2021. We wish you all the best in 2022 as we continue our partnership in vaccine engagement. (The City invites you to ring in 2022 safely and virtually.)
As we move closer to Team Toronto's goal of 90 per cent of Torontonians fully vaccinated, you play an essential role in removing any barriers people face in accessing the COVID-19 vaccine. We are pleased to share this weekly update with ambassadors, faith leaders, vaccine engagement teams, and vaccine equity and youth leaders, all who serve our city so well. Below is the latest information on COVID-19 vaccination efforts and resources to share with your community.
City-run clinics appointment only
All City-run clinics offer first, second and third (booster) COVID-19 doses, and are operating on an appointment-based system for people born in 2016 and earlier. Bookings for COVID-19 vaccines can be made through the provincial booking system for Cloverdale Mall, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Mitchell Field Community Centre, Scarborough Town Centre and Woodbine Mall. To help manage lines, residents with appointments should arrive no more than 10 minutes before their appointment.
Other places to get vaccinated
Given the threat posed by the Omicron variant, there is a critical need for all eligible Toronto residents to get their first, second and third (booster) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. In addition to City-run clinics, residents can book an appointment at one of over 500 pharmacies, hospitals, doctor offices and Team Toronto community clinics offering COVID-19 vaccines across Toronto. Note that pop-up clinic options in the city are very limited at the moment. Clinic details are online.
By texting VACCINE to 1-833-750-0888 and inputting their postal code, residents can receive a list of City-run clinics and a selection of the over 500 pharmacies in the city offering vaccinations nearest to them.
Vaccination locations for children 5-11
Children age five to 11 can get vaccinated at City-run clinics as well as fixed clinic sites run by hospitals, Ontario Health teams, community health centres, more than 110 primary care providers and paediatricians and more than 240 pharmacies across the city.
The number of participating pharmacies will increase over the next few weeks, and will be updated on the map found on this page: COVID-19 pharmacy vaccine locations (ontario.ca). Note that paediatric Pfizer can be selected as a filter. Stay updated on TPH information on children and vaccines.
VAX INFO & RESOURCES
How to wear your mask well
Qualities of a good cloth mask
Ready to use: posters in many languages
This poster is one of approximately 50 COVID-19 posters and infographics you can use to share factual information and health protection tips with your community, especially important as we face the threat of the Omicron variant. Many posters, including this one, are multilingual, ready for you to download and share.
Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Simplified Chinese | Traditional Chinese | Farsi | French | Gujarati | Hindi | Hungarian | Italian
Karen | Korean | Nepali | Polish | Portuguese | Punjabi | Russian | Serbian | Sinhala | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Tamil
Tibetan | Tigrinya | Turkish | Ukrainian | Urdu | Vietnamese
Attached are social media graphics you can use to promote third (booster) vaccine dose uptake in your community.
Here is the latest on eligibility for first, second and third (booster) doses.
o Received your first dose of a Pfizer vaccine at least 21 days ago
o Received your first dose of Moderna vaccine at least 28 days ago
o Received your first dose of AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD at least 8 weeks ago
Select online resources:
Team Toronto and Toronto Public Health (TPH) are continuing to focus the City of Toronto’s efforts on making vaccines available and easily accessible to children and their families. Appointments are available through to February at all five City-run vaccination clinics.
Info session recording: Vaccine Q&A for children aged 5-11
Toronto Public Health hosted a COVID-19 vaccine confidence presentation with Dr. Vinita Dubey, Associate Medical Officer of Health, for parents of children aged 5-11 on December 2. You can watch a recording of the presentation here.
Looking to host a vaccine information session?
If you would like to arrange for Toronto Public Health to set up a community town hall or an in-person/online information session for residents in your area to learn more about COVID-19 and vaccination, you can request a town hall/information session.
Vaccination text line – info in 13 languages
Residents can use the VaxTO vaccination text line to access vaccination info from City web pages in English, French, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Farsi (Persian), Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Bengali, Italian, Tamil and Tagalog.
Let's keep it growing!
More than 33 per cent of eligible Torontonians now have their third (booster) dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Toronto Public Health regularly updates COVID-19 vaccination data on this web page.
Mayor's COVID-19 Update
A City of Toronto COVID-19 briefing was held last week with Mayor John Tory and Dr. Eileen de Villa. You can watch on YouTube.
Questions? Comments? We'd love to hear from you.