All 18+ Ontario Residents in Hot Spot Regions Can Book Vaccines Starting May 3rd


Ontario will be opening mass vaccination clinic vaccine bookings to residents in hot spot areas as the province is anticipating a stable and reliable increase in vaccine supply beginning May 3, 8.a.m.

As per the plan, starting May 3rd at 8:00 a.m., the province will allow those 18 and older who live in one of the 114 hot spot communities to book appointments for shots at a mass immunization clinic through the provincial online booking system or directly through public health units that use their own booking system. The province says Public Health Units will continue to target 18+ in hotspots through alternate channels like hospital clinics and pop-up clinics.


Beginning Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. the following groups throughout the province will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, through the provincial online booking system and call centre or directly through public health units that use their own booking system:

  • Individuals turning 50 and over in 2021;
  • Individuals with high-risk health conditions;
  • People who cannot work from home who fall under Group One (including remaining elementary and secondary school workers); and
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals in addition to the other channels previously available to book their appointment.

FYI: If you did not apply for the $400 Ontario Child Care Benefit payments, you can now do so. Applications are open from May 3rd to 17th.

Hot Spot Regions

Check the provincial health link first, it will direct you to the correct platform to use for 18+ vaccine.

Durham Region Health DepartmentL1S, L1T, L1V, L1X, L1Z (Durham 18+ Popup Clinics) (Public Health Booking Link)

Opens at 9.p.m on May 3rd via Public Health Link

Halton Region Public Health16+ in L9E (Public Health Booking Link)
City of Hamilton Public Health ServicesL8W, L9C — Provincial booking portal and Public Health Services COVID-19 Hotline at 905-974-9848, option 7. (Public Health Booking Link)
Niagara Region Public HealthL2G – Provincial booking portal (Public Health Booking Link)
Ottawa Public HealthK1T, K1V, K2V (Public Health Booking Link)
Peel Public HealthL4T, L4W, L4X, L4Z, L5A, L5B, L5C, L5K, L5L, L5M, L5N, L5R, L5V, L5W, L6P, L6R, L6S, L6T, L6V, L6W, L6X, L6Y, L6Z, L7A, L7C – Provincial booking portal and Health Networks like William Osler and Trillium Health. (Peel 18+ Popup Clinics) (Public Health Booking Link)
Simcoe-Muskoka District Health UnitL3Z – Provincial booking portal (Public Health Booking Link)
Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency ServicesN2C (Public Health Booking Link)
Wellington-Dufferin Guelph Public HealthN1K (Public Health Booking Link)
Windsor-Essex County Health UnitN8H, N8X, N8Y, N9A, N9B, N9C, N9Y (Public Health Booking Link) Pop-Up Clinic on May 3 starting 9 am at St.Angela Centre & Hall and Mackenzie Hall
York Region Public HealthL0J, L3S, L3T, L4B, L4E, L4H, L4J, L4K, L4L, L6A, L6B, L6C, L6E – Book Through Provincial System. (Public Health Booking Link)
Toronto Public HealthM1B, M1C, M1E, M1G, M1H, M1J, M1K, M1L, M1M, M1P, M1R, M1S, M1T, M1V, M1W, M1X, M2J, M2M, M2R, M3A, M3C, M3H, M3J, M3K, M3L, M3M, M3N, M4A, M4H, M4X, M5A, M5B, M5N, M5V, M6A, M6B, M6E, M6H, M6K, M6L, M6M, M6N, M8V, M9A, M9B, M9C, M9L, M9M, M9N, M9P, M9R, M9V, M9W (Uses provincial system for clinics run by the city. For others, see here)
Southwestern Public HealthN5H (Public Health Booking Link)

During the weeks of May 3 and May 10, 50 per cent of vaccines received by Ontario will be allocated to 114 postal codes targeting mobile teams, pop-up clinics, mass immunization clinics, hospitals, primary care and pharmacies.


Since the province is expecting to receive 786,240 doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week, Ontario will split the remaining 50 per cent between all public health units.


Ontario Vaccination Plan; Credit: Ontario Govt.


The province is expecting 4,089,150 doses of Pfizer in May, 388,100 doses of Moderna for the week of May 10 and is waiting for confirmation of shipments for AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

A total of 5,324,369 COVID vaccines have been given in the province.

— With Files From The Canadian Press

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