April 13, 2021
Last week, many of us in Ward 13 were thrilled to learn that the province was opening up vaccine eligibility to residents aged 18-49 in three neighbourhoods: M4X, M5A, and M5B. Unfortunately, when the Premier made this announcement he did so before communicating with the city, and without increasing the allocation of vaccines being made available. This led to much confusion and frustration over the weekend, as I struggled to get clarity and answers for residents.
In response, Toronto Public Health is working hard on an implementation plan for that rollout with the Ministry of Health. I assure you that as soon as we have more details, I will let you know.
In Ward 13, the only places we are aware of that are booking vaccine appointments for people under 50 who do not need to meet any other Phase 2 criteria are 40 Oak St in Regent Park and Wellesley Community Centre in St James Town. These are both operated by Unity Health and can be booked online.
Some confusion over the weekend was about the exact eligibility criteria for the pop-up clinics. On Monday I was able to confirm that 40 Oak St and Wellesley Community Centre are booking vaccines for residents aged 18-49 in the following postal codes M4X, M5A, M5B, and M4Y.
Currently, they are only booking 7 days in advance and all bookings for the next week are full. They are working quickly to increase capacity. If there are no appointments available when you try to book, new appointments will be added every Thursday at 7 p.m.
The City of Toronto continues to work on its own vaccination implementation strategy for residents aged 18-49, and we anticipate more pop-up and mobile clinics in hot spots to open shortly.
ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS IN THE GTA
The information in this document was sourced from city, clinic, and provincial government websites. There are additional vaccination locations beyond the ones listed. While every effort has been made to update the document, accuracy is not guaranteed so please confirm eligibility directly yourself prior to booking a vaccine.