November 19, 2021
Team Toronto Kids’ COVID-19 vaccination plan is underway following the approval today of the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 by Health Canada.
In anticipation of the expected arrival of the vaccine and before the province opens vaccine reservations for children early next week, the city of Toronto will open approximately 20,000 appointment reservations for the immunization of children of five to 11 years old between November 25 and December 5 in City – run vaccination clinics. When reservations for these vaccine appointments open next week, all children in Toronto between the ages of five and 11, regardless of their neighborhood, will be able to make an appointment through the provincial reservation system. New bookings are for appointments at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Woodbine Mall, Scarborough Town Center, Cloverdale Mall and Mitchell Field Arena.
The City encourages all children to become super heroes and get vaccinated. Heroes protect their city – that’s exactly what you’ll do when you get your COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine helps protect you, your family, your school and your community.
Parents and guardians who wish to have their child vaccinated against COVID-19 can also visit a Team Toronto vaccination clinic run by a Toronto hospital or healthcare partner, a local pharmacy and / or a team. family health care provider. School clinics are also expected to start as soon as possible next week, once the vaccine arrives. Information on specific school clinics will come directly from the schools. More information can be found on the City’s COVID-19: Children and Vaccines page.
To make vaccination as accessible as possible for parents and families, the opening hours of all vaccination clinics managed by the City will be extended and extended over the next two weeks as follows:
- Thursday November 25 – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday November 26 – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday November 27 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Sunday November 28 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Monday November 29 – closed
- Tuesday November 30 – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 1 – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Thursday, December 2 – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday December 3 – 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Saturday December 4 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Sunday December 5 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All vaccines are available in clinics managed by the City by confirmed appointment only. Additional appointments will be posted in the provincial reservation system as the vaccination campaign continues.
When the province opens the reservation of vaccines for children, appointments at clinics run by the city can be booked through the dark blue “Make an appointment” button on the COVID-19: City Vaccines page or by calling the provincial vaccine reservation line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for the deaf, hard of hearing or hard of hearing: 1-866-797-0007).
“We have developed the Team Toronto Kids COVID-19 vaccination plan so that we are ready for vaccine deployment for children aged 5 to 11. We want to help families in Toronto get and access all the information they need before vaccination. vaccine for children as soon as possible. Our city-run clinics are ready with extended hours to immunize children when the vaccine arrives next week. I continue to encourage all residents to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families and our city’s progress in the fight against this pandemic. “
– Mayor John Tory
“Our city-run immunization clinics are ready to immunize children aged five to 11 in our city. Our clinics are part of a network of immunization opportunities being offered across the city next week, including through our hospital and healthcare partners Team Toronto, Ontario Health Teams, community health organizations, pharmacies and family physicians.
– Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto Medical Officer of Health
“Now that the COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for children between the ages of five and 11, our vaccination plan for the children of the Toronto team is ready to be implemented. With the expected arrival of vaccine supplies in our city next week, we are extending the hours of operation of all of our city-run immunization clinics. Our Team Toronto vaccination plan for children aims to ensure that families can choose the option most accessible to them – in addition to our city-run clinics, vaccines will also be available at school and community clinics, schools and communities. doctors’ offices and pharmacies.
– Councilor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chairman of the Toronto Board of Health
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