Toronto – This Sunday, Toronto Public Health (TPH) is partnering with the Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade and Toronto Fire Services to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic along this year’s Easter Parade route, allowing parade-goers to hop to getting vaccinated while taking in the festivities. The clinic is part of Team Toronto’s continuing efforts to bring COVID-19 vaccination opportunities to places residents live, work and play – including major events in the city.
This family-friendly clinic will be located at the historic Toronto Fire Station 227 at 1904 Queen St. E. It will provide first, second, third, fourth and children’s COVID-19 doses to eligible residents age five and up on Sunday, April 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic will operate on a walk-in basis, with no appointments or a health card required. Pfizer and Moderna will be offered by TPH nurses who will also answer COVID-19 and vaccine-related questions.
Parade attendees can also find a pharmacy along the parade route to get a COVID-19 vaccine by using the provincial webpage.
The Toronto Beaches Lions Easter Parade pop-up clinic is one of many opportunities to get vaccinated in Toronto, including at City-run immunization clinics, primary care offices and over 525 pharmacies. Throughout the Easter weekend, Team Toronto will host numerous vaccination clinics, including the following clinics on Sunday, April 17 at:
- Elmbank Community Centre, 10 Rampart Rd.
- Earl Bales Community Centre, 4169 Bathurst St.
- Stephen Leacock Community Recreation Centre, 2500 Birchmount Rd.
- Wallace Emerson Community Centre, 1260 Dufferin St.
- Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Rd.
- Humberwood Community Centre, 850 Humberwood Blvd.
Team Toronto’s successful Vax And Ride campaign, which has now administered more than 2,000 COVID-19 vaccines continues today through to Sunday, April 17 to offer first, second, third, fourth and paediatric doses of COVID-19 vaccine to eligible residents at nine TTC stations. These clinics operate on a walk-in basis, with no appointment or TTC fare payment required. A health card is also not required. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available. During the Easter long weekend, Vax And Ride clinics will operate at the following TTC stations:
- Sheppard West
- Clair West
- York University
A full list of clinic locations and hours is available on the City’s COVID-19: Where to Get Vaccinated webpage.
More information about Team Toronto’s approach to increasing localized vaccination opportunities, outreach and efforts is available on the City’s COVID-19: City Immunization Strategies webpage.
All eligible residents are encouraged to get their third and fourth dose as soon as possible. As with vaccines for other diseases, you are protected best when you stay up to date. COVID-19 vaccines have been scientifically proven to lower the risk of illness, hospitalization and death while protecting oneself, loved ones and the community, and residents with three doses had the lowest rates of hospitalization, ICU and death over any other level of vaccination.
“Our work to help people get vaccinated is going non-stop, right through the Easter weekend. Thank you to all our Team Toronto partners for their ongoing efforts, which has helped Toronto achieve world-leading vaccination rates. If you need your first, second, third or fourth vaccine dose, please don’t wait – get vaccinated this weekend at the Easter Parade clinic or any of the vaccination clinics operating across Toronto. The vaccine is the strongest protection possible against COVID-19 and the best way to help protect our progress as a city.” – Mayor John Tory
“Team Toronto partners continue to work hard to bring vaccination opportunities to residents across our city and to help make getting the COVID-19 vaccine convenient and accessible for all residents age five and up. Getting vaccinated helps protect you and your loved ones from serious illness linked to this virus. If you’re eligible, I urge you to get the best protection against COVID-19 as soon as possible.” – Dr Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health