The Province of Ontario has now opened up eligibility for second boosters to adults aged 18 and over. Team Toronto network of more than 500 pharmacies, doctors’ offices, City of Toronto-run clinics, mobile clinics, school clinics, and pop-up clinics are ready to deliver more booster doses when eligibility opens up.
Effective July 14, individuals age 18 and older who received their third dose (first booster) five months ago will be eligible for a second booster dose. This group joins previously announced eligible high-risk groups, which includes individuals aged 60 and older, immunocompromised individuals, and First Nations, Inuit or Métis peoples.
High-risk groups, including individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, should get their second booster as soon as possible. Individuals who have been infected with COVID-19 need to wait three months before receiving their next dose.
A new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is anticipated to be approved by Health Canada this fall, which may offer more targeted protection against the Omicron variants.
First, second, third (first booster) and fourth (second booster) doses continue to be available to residents by appointment or walk-in across the six City-run COVID-19 immunization clinics. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available. A health card is not needed.
- Metro Hall, 55 John St. and Crossroads Plaza, 2625 Weston Rd., Monday to Thursday, noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Cloverdale Mall, 250 The East Mall; Mitchell Field Community Centre, 89 Church Ave.; and 1940 Eglinton Ave. E., Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Thorncliffe Park Community Hub, 45 Overlea Blvd., Monday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
TPH expects booked appointments for those newly eligible for second boosters will open on the provincial booking system starting July 14th, 2022 at 8 a.m.
More information, including details about each clinic location, is available on the City’s COVID-19: Where to Get Vaccinated webpage: www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-how-to-get-vaccinated/. Residents can also get their COVID-19 doses at Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, select primary care offices and other Team Toronto health care partner clinics.