COVID-19 vaccination at Unity Health

Last updated: Apr 9, 2021 @ 9:15 am

Unity Health Toronto has two appointment-based COVID-19 vaccination
clinics at St. Michael’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Health Centre to support priority populations identified as part of Phase I in the Ontario Vaccine Distribution Plan. Eligibility criteria has been set by the province and is being expanded on a priority basis.

Have you received your COVID-19 vaccine? For the health and safety of our patients and our communities, even if you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, please continue to follow all public health measures and Unity Health Toronto’s visitor restrictions.  The COVID-19 vaccine protects against severe illness and death caused by COVID-19, but individuals who are vaccinated can still catch and spread the virus. Please continue to do the following:

  • Wear a mask, practice physical distancing and practice frequent and proper hand hygiene.
      • For more information on our current public health measures, please visit this page.
  • Follow our current no-visitor policy which limits visits only to Essential Care Partners who have applied for, been accepted, and scheduled a visit as an Essential Care Partner. Please do not come to the hospital if you have not been approved to visit.
      • For more information on our current visitor policy, please visit this page.

The Ontario government sets the eligibility criteria for COVID-19 vaccines. At this time,  the following groups can book appointments:

  • People who are 60 years of age and older (born in 1961 or before) – please use this link to book.

The following groups have been prioritized to receive vaccines at Unity Health:

  • Communities at greater risk
    • People who are 50 years of age and older (born in 1971 or before) in High Risk Areas

  • Transplant recipients and those receiving active cancer treatment (excluding individuals receiving solely hormonal or radiation therapy)

  • Special populations and chronic health conditions
    • Adults receiving chronic home care
    • Individuals with highest and high risk chronic conditions
    • Caregivers (up to one caregiver for individuals with highest and high risk chronic conditions)
    • People who live and work in high-risk congregate settings
    • Individuals with no fixed address

  • Health care workers and community providers

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults 

For more details about these categories, please visit our page on who can get vaccinated.

If you fit the eligibility criteria to book at Unity Health, book now:

Eligible individuals should only sign up at one vaccination clinic site, preferably the site that is closest to their home or work. Do not pre-register or book appointments at multiple locations.

If there are no appointments available when you try to book, check again on Thursday evening. New appointments will be added every Thursday at 7 p.m.  Please do not book if  you have already had your first dose. We do not book second doses through this tool. 

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