Information about COVID-19 vaccines

With more than 305,000 doses administered by Unity Health and our community partners, the COVID-19 vaccination clinics at St. Joseph’s and St. Michael’s had their final day of operations on Friday, July 30.

Our staff continue to support community outreach to ensure vaccines reach those who need it most.

A huge thank you to all the staff and physicians who have supported the planning and operations of Unity Health’s vaccination clinics. The teams at our vaccine clinics have contributed to an incredible amount of work in getting our communities vaccinated and moving us closer to ending this pandemic.

For more information about where to get a vaccine, check the “Where to Get a COVID-19 Vaccination” section of this website.

Unity Health is collaborating with its community partners as part of the West Toronto Ontario Health Team and the Downtown East Toronto Ontario Health Team to support community pop-up vaccination clinics listed below. Each clinic has its own eligibility criteria and appointment booking process. Please review each clinic’s page before making an appointment.

West Toronto

  • Community Place Hub – 1756 Weston Rd.

Downtown East Toronto

Additional option in Toronto

The provincial government announced expanding the edibility for third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for those at highest risk. This specifically includes:

  • People undergoing active treatment for solid tumors and hematologic malignancies
  • Recipients of a solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
  • Recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within two years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • People with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g. DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • People who have Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • People undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers, and anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22)

 *Please note third doses will only be given to patients who fit the criteria above, not their caregivers

Eligible patients can receive their third dose at an interval of eight weeks following their second dose. The exact timing should be decided with the treating health care provider in order to optimize the immune response from the vaccine series and minimize delays in management of their underlying condition. Click here for more information about COVID-19 vaccinations for special populations.

Where eligible patients can access a third dose

Eligible patients can receive a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the following places:

  1. Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics (Click the “Where to Get a COVID-19 Vaccination” section above for locations)
  2. City of Toronto-run COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
  3. A participating pharmacy – please check with your local pharmacists if they are administering third doses

Your doctor will need to fill out this referral form for eligible patients. Please remember to bring this completed form to your appointment to receive a third dose.

After your vaccination, you would have received a vaccine receipt by email with the title ‘Dose Administration Receipt.’ Be sure to check your junk mail folder as well.

If you are unable to locate your vaccine receipt, the Province has launched an online portal where individuals can access their vaccination receipt: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/

You will need the following information to get your receipt through this portal:

  • A green health card
  • Date of birth
  • Postal code

If you do not have a green health card and you received your vaccination at St. Joseph’s or St. Michael’s, please contact communications@unityhealth.to with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Date and location of vaccination

Vaccine receipt corrections

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently receiving a high volume of requests for vaccine receipt corrections and are working through these requests as quickly as we can. Please be advised that the minimum turnaround time for vaccine corrections is currently 5 business days.

If you require your vaccine receipt to be corrected, please contact communications@unityhealth.to with the following information:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Date and location of vaccination

 

Unity Health Toronto has been part of Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout since December 2020, with activities including:

  • Mobile outreach to congregate settings, shelters and First Nations, Métis and Inuit adults
  • Inpatient vaccination programs
  • Home visit initiatives
  • Running clinics at St. Joseph’s, St, Michael’s and Providence until July 30
  • Pop-up clinics supported by our West and Downtown East Ontario Health Teams

Unity Health has distributed more than 305,000 vaccines, as of July 30

Read about some of our work below:

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 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.

Last updated September 23, 2021