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Mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics in East Toronto
Last updated: June 27, 2022
Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) and East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP) are operating mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics to help make COVID-19 vaccines as easy and convenient to access as possible.
First doses, second doses and booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are available by walk-in at these clinics to individuals who are eligible. Please walk in to the appropriate mobile and pop-up vaccine clinic for your age group to ensure you are not turned away upon arrival.
Toronto Public Health (TPH) also operates pop-up vaccine clinics in East Toronto, including Thorncliffe Park Community Hub (45 Overlea Blvd.) that are open to eligible individuals by walk-in. See all upcoming vaccine clinics operated by TPH.
Due to vaccine supply and availability, Moderna will likely be administered during your vaccine appointment with MGH/ETHP if you are aged 30 or older. Pfizer will be administered for children aged 5 to 11.
The Moderna vaccine is as safe and effective as the Pfizer vaccine. In addition, it is safe and effective to mix vaccine brands, especially for your booster doses. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine will provide you maximum protection against COVID-19, including the highly transmissible Omicron variant. We strongly encourage you to accept the first vaccine brand available to you, regardless of the vaccine brand(s) you received for previous dose(s).
If you feel sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not visit our COVID-19 vaccine clinics, even if you have booked an appointment in advance. You should self-isolate or self-monitor according to guidance from the Ontario government. If you have COVID-19 and are vaccinated while infected, the vaccine may not be as effective.
If you are planning to attend one of our mobile and pop-up clinics, we kindly ask that you dress appropriately for the weather as line-ups typically take place outside. Due to workforce capacity, there are a limited number of vaccinators at each of our mobile and pop-up clinics. We kindly ask for your patience as our team works as quickly as possible to vaccinate eligible individuals in a safe manner.
Who can go to a mobile and pop-up vaccine clinic?
Eligibility for our mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics vary. Some clinics are only open to individuals who live and/or go to school in the surrounding community. Please read the eligibility for each clinic carefully. Please click the green button with your age category on this page to see detailed eligibility for doses.
What do I need to bring?
Individuals aged 12 and older: A health card is not required if you do not have one. You can bring an ID or document with your name, like a driver's license, passport, utility bill, pay stub, student ID or report card. Even if you do not have these documents, we encourage you to attend one of these clinics. Our team will do their best to help get you vaccinated. Physicians and nurses will be onsite to answer your questions about the vaccine.
Children aged 5 to 11: Please bring your child’s health card if they have one. If your child does not have a health card, you can bring an ID or document with their name and date of birth, like a passport, birth certificate, landing paper, school data form or yellow immunization card. You can also bring a letter from your school, medical provider or faith leader that confirms the child's name, date of birth and address. Even if you do not have these documents, we encourage you and your child to come to this clinic. Our team will do their best to help get your child vaccinated.
Can I make an appointment instead?
If you prefer to receive your vaccine by appointment, you can book a time at an immunization clinic near you. Book an appointment.
If you would like to make a second dose appointment for a child aged 5 to 11 using the 21-day interval, please call the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900. You cannot book a second dose appointment on the provincial booking system online for a child aged 5-11 using the 21-day interval.
If you would like to make a third (booster) dose appointment for a youth aged 12 to 17 using the 84-day interval, please call the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900. You cannot book a third (booster) dose appointment on the provincial booking system online for a youth aged 12-17 using the 84-day interval.
We are committed to creating accessible mobile and pop-up clinics for everyone receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. We ensure each clinic can provide accommodations for those who need assistance during their visit, including seniors, individuals with mobility impairments and special needs, and people with young children. Accommodations may include:
- Separate clinic entrance;
- Expedited line;
- Elevator access; and/or
- A sit-and-stay vaccination experience.
If you require assistance, please identify yourself to one of our staff members to ensure we provide you with the proper accommodations.
upcoming mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics
We are not operating any upcoming mobile and pop-up clinics. If you need your COVID-19 vaccine, please book an appointment at a clinic near you using the provincial booking system online or by calling 1-833-943-3900. You can also get vaccinated at a City-operated site or participating pharmacy.