Starting today, the city’s five mass immunization centers will be open to walk-ins for everyone aged five and up.
People will no longer be required to schedule an appointment for a first, second, third, or pediatric dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the city.
“While walk-ins are now available, depending on clinic capacity,” the City of Toronto said in a statement. “Appointments for city-run clinics can still be requested through the online provincial booking system.”
About 91.8 per cent of Ontarians aged 12 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 89.2 per cent have received two doses. Vaccine uptake in the five to 11 age group has been slower, with just 53 per cent of children in that age cohort receiving their first shot and only 17 per cent with two doses.
“We are continuing to do everything we can as a city government to help residents get vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccine is the best protection against this virus and the best way to protect the progress we have made getting through this pandemic,” Mayor John Tory said in a written statement.
“If you need your first, second or third dose, please walk in to one of our city-run clinics today to get vaccinated.”
The city-run clinics are open Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to anyone who attend a mass immunization clinic.
The news release stated, “Supply may vary between clinics, and individuals visiting for immunization cannot be guaranteed a choice between brands of vaccine.”