Who can book?
Starting today, adults who reside in any of the 114 neighborhood hotspots can book an appointment online. Appointments can also be made through public health units which use their own reservation system.
In order to make an appointment, you must meet the current eligibility criteria as described in phases one and two of the province’s three-phase plan.
Toronto hot spots
Here are the postal codes eligible to reserve in Toronto as a hotspot:
M1B, M1C, M1E, M1G, M1H, M1J, M1K, M1L, M1M, M1P, M1R, M1S, M1T, M1V, M1W, M1X, M2J, M2M, M2R, M3A, M3C, M3H, M3J, M3K, M3L , M3N, M4A, M4H, M4X, M5A, M5B, M5N, M5V, M6A, M6B, M6E, M6H, M6K, M6L, M6M, M6N, M8V, M9A, M9B, M9C, M9L, M9M, M9N M9R M9M, M9N M9R, M9W
How to book?
Residents who wish to book online must have a Green Photo Health Card (OHIP) and an email address. If you have it, you can book through the province’s online reservation system.
People without a green photo health card will need to call 1‑833‑943‑3900 to make an appointment. Those who do not have an OHIP card should call their local health unit. In Toronto, the number is 416-338-7600.
In addition, pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics continue to operate in sensitive areas and offer walk-in appointments.
“With additional supply, our government is increasing access to COVID-19 vaccines in communities hardest hit by COVID-19,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a press release on Sunday.
“Continuing to focus on getting vaccines into the arms of those most at risk will help stop the spread of COVID-19 in these communities, protect our hospital capacity and save lives.”
The expansion is part of the province’s plan to allocate 50 percent of vaccine doses to hot spots in the first two weeks of May.
Vaccine eligibility will be further expanded on May 6, the province said.
Starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, people aged 50 and over and those with high-risk health conditions can book an appointment for vaccination through the provincial system.
Some people who cannot work from home, including elementary and secondary school workers, as well as First Nations, Inuit and Métis people will also be eligible.
“With access to more vaccines, we are able to expand eligibility and increase the speed and scale of vaccine delivery to the communities where they are needed most and will have the potential. greatest impact, ”said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones.
“I urge everyone who is eligible to make an appointment to do so as soon as possible. Each vaccine administered is a step towards reducing the transmission of COVID-19 and will help save lives. “
To date, Ontario has recorded 470,465 cases of COVID-19 and 8,102 deaths related to the virus.