Here is the latest COVID-19 Vaccine Update from Jaye Robinson including details on eligibility of all residents aged 50 and older to receive a vaccine at one of the City of Toronto’s mass immunization clinics.
On Thursday, May 6, all Toronto residents aged 50 and older will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at a City-run immunization clinic.
For those living in one of the Province’s designated hot spot postal codes, the age of eligibility at City-run clinics has been lowered to residents 18 and older, effective today (May 3).
The Province has also announced that individuals who fall under the ‘highest risk’ and ‘high risk’ health condition categories, as well as those included in ‘Group One’ of employees who are unable to work from home will become eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment at a City-run immunization clinic as of Thursday, May 6. You can find more information about the conditions and workplaces included in these groups on the Province’s website, here.
Eligible residents can book an appointment at one of the City’s immunization clinics through the Provincial booking portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-833-943-3900. Residents can also continue booking appointments at hospital and health partner-run vaccine clinics through the VaccineTO booking and registration portal.
Vaccine Town Hall on April 28th 6-7:30pm. This will be an opportunity for clients and residents to get their questions and concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccines by health professionals.
East Toronto residents are invited to a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall to learn more about the province’s vaccination rollout, and to have any questions or concerns answered by a group of expert panelists.
The town hall is virtual, and will be hosted by East Toronto Health Partners, Michael Garron Hospital, and Access Alliance.
Panelists will include MGH emergency physician Dr. Adil Shamji; Health Access Thorncliffe Park’s Dr. Catherine Yu; Access Alliance physician Dr. Edward Lee; and Access Alliance nurse practitioner Betiel Debassai.
Access Alliance primary health care manager Sheena Wright will host the meeting.
Interpretation will be available for those participating in Arabic, Bengali, and Cantonese.
The town hall is scheduled for Wednesday, April 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
These hot spots include Thorncliffe and Flemingdon. The City and Toronto Public Health are working to ensure that an increased vaccine supply promised by the Province will be offered to eligible individuals where they live and as quickly as possible. This will be done through mobile and pop-up community vaccination clinics.
The new virtual spring recreation programs are aimed at children, youth and older adults. Programs are live and interactive, delivered weekly via WebEx and range from 30 to 60 minutes in length. Participation will require a smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer with internet access. Fees vary depending on the program. Adapted, inclusive programming is free. Registration opened on April 22 for approximately 1,000 available spaces and programs will begin the week of May 3.
Virtual spring recreation programs include:
Arts programs for preschool, school age, youth and adults, including crafts with caregivers, mixed media, paint night, music and virtual paint nights
Dance programs include hip hop for ages six to 12, line dance and belly dance for older adults and lunchtime classes for ages four to 12
Fitness programs for older adults of all fitness levels, including indoor walking and yoga
Martial arts programs for ages three to 12
Adapted and inclusive programs for participants with disabilities including science experiments, board games, chair yoga, bingo, cooking and Zumba
For more information about virtual recreation programs, and to register, visit www.toronto.ca/virtualrec or call 416-396-7378. Client and family numbers are required. Those who do not have a client and family number can obtain one by calling 416-396-7378.
Please find below links to updated guidelines from the City of Toronto and Public Health. It is important to follow these tips to protect yourself & others.
This guide provides Toronto residents with information on some of what is required under Province of Ontario COVID-19 shutdown measures and the provincial Stay-at-Home order in effect as of Thursday, April 8 in Toronto. Last updated April 20th.