Guided by Ontario’s Ethical Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, the Ministry of Health developed Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Implementation Plan. It is a phased approach to vaccine distribution that outlines who will receive the vaccine in each phase.
The three-phase distribution plan focuses first on vulnerable populations who are at greatest risk of COVID-19 and severe illness and those who care for them.
U of T is working with our government and hospital partners to support the provincial plan. Many of U of T’s affiliated hospitals are administering the vaccine, and we are working with them, local health authorities, and the province to support the vaccine campaign.
Please note the University will not directly deliver the vaccine or decide the priority groups.
Members of the U of T community—faculty, librarians, students and staff—will be prioritized in the same way as other members of the public.
For any members of our community who belong to a high-risk population and believe they may be eligible for the vaccine now, we recommend they review the provincial guidance and discuss their options with their health care providers.
For members of our community not prioritized by the provincial plan, the government estimates that everyone who wants a vaccine will be able to get one by the fall.
Read more about how U of T is preparing for the vaccine roll-out in this U of T News story with Dr. Sal Spadafora.
Read about the vaccine clinic U of T is hosting on its Mississauga campus in this U of T news story.
Read more about how UTM has joined forces with Trillium Health Partners and Peel Public Health in this UTM story about the clinic.