Scarborough Health Network (SHN) and several health and community partners have come together to rollout the COVID-19 vaccine across Scarborough. We are planning to do this through various community clinic sites, as well as through our mobile teams.

We are pleased to be keeping our community safe and healthy through our Scarborough COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic.

Eligibility for vaccines

All parts of the vaccination program depend on vaccine supply and direction from the Ontario government. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has developed a prioritization framework which indicates who is eligible to receive a vaccine. View full details on the Ministry's prioritization framework, including role definitions for Highest Priority, Very High Priority, High Priority, and Moderate Priority. We have adapted our SHN prioritization document to clarify how the Ministry's framework applies to our community.

Who we are CURRENTLY vaccinating

We are vaccinating those who live in Scarborough, OR work at a health care facility in Scarborough, OR receive care from a primary care physician or specialist in Scarborough

We invite the following groups to schedule an appointment to be vaccinated for their first dose. Click on each group for more details.

Adults from Scarborough who are or will be 50 years of age and older this year (born in 1971 or earlier).

All Indigenous adults (16 years of age and older), including on-reserve and urban communities.

Eligible health care workers, in accordance with the Ministry of Health's guidance on Health Care Worker Prioritization, who work at a health care facility in Scarborough.

Adult recipients of chronic home care from Scarborough.

Faith leaders from Scarborough who are at higher risk of exposures (for example, end of life care, care of deceased, home visits, care in health care and vulnerable settings).

Adults with highest-risk and high-risk health conditions who live in Scarborough or are receiving care from a primary care physician or specialist in Scarborough.

This includes the following health conditions:

  • Organ transplant recipients
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
  • People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (for example, motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiplesclerosis)
  • Haematological malignancy diagnosed less than one year ago
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Kidney disease eGFR< 30
  • People with obesity, those who are immunosuppressed, and those with intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • This also includes one Essential Caregiver for individuals with highest-risk or high-risk health conditions (as listed above), who supports them with personal care and/or activities of daily living. This caregiver must book an appointment and must attend the appointment with the individual.

Getting your second dose

  • Second doses of vaccines provided at the Scarborough COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics will be given 16 weeks after the first dose, in accordance with provincial direction.
  • The Ontario Provincial Government is following recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) to extend the time between doses of the three two-dose vaccines currently approved by Health Canada (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD) to 16 weeks.
  • The purpose of the extension is to increase the number of individuals benefiting from the protection of a first dose of the vaccine while we wait for supply to increase.
  • The following groups will not have their intervals extended:
    • Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges and Assisted Living facilities who are at the greatest risk of both exposure to COVID-19 and serious illness and death; and
    • Remote and isolated First Nation communities (currently supported by Operation Remote Immunity) given the potential seriousness of COVID 19 infection in these communities with limited available health care facilities and resources. Further discussion on dosage intervals for administering to the Indigenous population beyond Operation Remote Immunity will occur.
  • Those who already have a second dose booked will have their appointment rescheduled.
  • If you have already received your first dose, please do not schedule an additional appointment through this registration system. A second dose appointment will be booked for you at the clinic after receiving your first dose. If you book another first dose appointment through this portal, you will not be permitted to receive an additional vaccine upon arrival at the clinic.

Most people in Ontario will get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine 16 weeks after their first dose. This allows for more access to first doses, so more people can get a vaccine and some protection against COVID-19 more quickly.

However, the Ontario Ministry of Health recently announced changes to the timing of COVID-19 vaccine second doses for some patients. They have identified some populations that qualify to receive their second dose vaccine at the original 3-4 week interval.

These new eligible groups include:

  • People who have had a solid organ transplant
  • People who received a stem cell transplant
  • People receiving hemodialysis
  • People with cancer of the blood, bones or lymph nodes who are undergoing active treatment*
  • People with malignant solid tumours undergoing active treatment* *Active treatment is defined as chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy. This excludes individuals receiving solely hormonal therapy or radiation therapy.

Additionally, the following groups will not have their intervals extended, as per the Ministry directive:

  • Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges and Assisted Living facilities who are at the greatest risk of both exposure to COVID-19 and serious illness and death; and
  • Remote and isolated First Nation communities (currently supported by Operation Remote Immunity) given the potential seriousness of COVID 19 infection in these communities with limited available health care facilities and resources. Further discussion on dosage intervals for administering to the Indigenous population beyond Operation Remote Immunity will occur.

Rescheduling your second dose appointment — if eligible

If you identify as belonging to one of the eligible groups listed above, you qualify to receive your second vaccine dose within 21 to 28 days of your first dose. If you have already received your first dose vaccination, and your second dose was booked at the 16-week interval, you are eligible to have your second dose appointment moved.

To move your second dose appointment at our Scarborough COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, please complete the following:

Rescheduling Form

We will send a rescheduled second dose appointment to your email address.

Booking a vaccination appointment at our clinic

If you are part of one of the priority groups listed above AND you are a resident of Scarborough or work at a health care facility in Scarborough or receive care from a primary care physician or specialist in Scarborough, you are eligible to schedule a vaccination appointment at one of our clinic locations.

Should you prefer to register via telephone, please call 1-888-385-1910.

  • No walk ins permitted.
  • Only book an appointment for your first dose of the vaccine. An appointment to receive your second dose will be scheduled for you by clinic staff when you come for your first dose.
  • Please consult your primary care provider before booking an appointment.
  • Do not schedule your appointment if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have answered 'yes' to any questions on the COVID-19 Screening.

Other booking options:

There are several appointment booking processes in place in Ontario. Please see below for information about other options that are available to you. If eligible, we encourage you to book the appointment that is soonest available to you at any one of the options listed below.

The Ontario government has launched a provincial booking system and customer service desk to support COVID-19 vaccination appointment bookings. The portal is now live, and will be accepting appointment bookings at one of the City of Toronto’s mass immunization clinics, including locations in Scarborough. Visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or 1-888-999-6488 to book an appointment.

Select pharmacies in Toronto (as well as Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, Windsor-Essex public health units) are booking appointments - Check eligibility and find a participating pharmacy.

We ask that you not make multiple appointments or access the system if not yet eligible, to ensure we can deliver vaccines in the most efficient and effective way.

Clinic Locations

Please book an appointment using button above. No walk ins permitted.

941 Progress Avenue

Hours of operation

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Seven days a week

If you are driving, free parking is available in Parking Lot 6, in front of the Athletic and Wellness Centre.

2867 Ellesmere Road

Hours of operation

8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Seven days a week

Drive to the back of the hospital and park in the South Parking Lot. Walk from Parking Lot to the Margaret Birch Wing entrance.

300 Silver Star Boulevard

Hours of operation

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday

2660 Eglinton Avenue East

Hours of operation

9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Seven days a week

Serving the Black, Francophone and Indigenous community

27 Tapscott Road

Hours of operation

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. ­– 8 p.m.

Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More information

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment.
  • If you intend on coming with a visitor who does not have an appointment, please ask them to remain in the vehicle until your appointment is complete.
  • You may bring a support person if required for accessibility, medical reasons or help with interpretation.
  • Accessibility and interpretation services are available on-site, please inform ask a staff member if required.
  • When you arrive, please clean your hands, keep mask on and practice physical distancing.
  • When you register, please present your health card or other government-issued ID if you have one.

Each of our Scarborough COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics has been designed with accessibility in mind. To support those attending our clinic we have implemented the following accessibility measures:

  • Accessible entrances with dedicated drop-off zones;
  • Access to wheelchairs upon arrival;
  • Interpreter and translation phone services are available on site as well as staff who speak a variety of languages to assist with any translation needs;
  • Accessible parking and washrooms available; and
  • Dedicated vaccination areas for people with accessibility requirements, including accessibility lanes to shorten any walking distances

The City of Toronto is working with various partners to provide transportation to COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

Visit this page and learn more under the “Transportation to Clinics” dropdown.