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GTA COVID-19 Vaccination and Transportation Assistance

COVID-19 Vaccination Information/Management - York Region


Description
COVID Vaccine Clinic for Child Care and Education Staff

For more information on clinics for child care or education staff - website also has information on the vaccine clinic at the Toronto Zoo for the general public: www.fhvax.com/


Vaccination in Pharmacies 

Some pharmacies in York Region offer Moderna to those 30 and older or Pfizer to those 5 years and older.  Client must have a health card or other government issued identification.To find a pharmacy, click vaccine locations.  Those 12-29 years should book only with a location that offers Pfizer, but people 12-29 years may still get Moderna with informed consent


Appointments for Mass Vaccination Clinics

Those 5 years and older living, working or attending school in York Region can book appointments online at mass vaccination clinics by clicking link on desired location at section called book an appointment 

People must be 25 and older at time of vaccination to receive Moderna. 5-24 year olds may only receive Pfizer. Note that 18-24 year olds may still receive Moderna with informed consent.

Those 13 and under must have parent/guardian accompany them to give consent or must bring signed consent form to appointment

Walk-In Vaccination and Pop Up Clinics: for those 5 years and older. For information, click www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/covid19vaccinationclinics and scroll down to Walk In - First or Second Dose

Pop Up Clinics: ​listed by Vaccine Hunters, click vaccinehunters.ca/oncentral or twitter.com/VaxHuntersCan​

Standby List: for those near clinics and available at short notice; register daily online at  www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/covid19vaccinationclinics and scroll to COVID-19 Vaccination Waitlist


Vaccination of Children 5-11 Years

Mass Vaccination Clinics: children 5-11 years of age may receive paediatric doses of Pfizer vaccine by appointment only. Appointments can be booked by clicking www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/covid19vaccinationclinics and scrolling down to Book an Appointment, First Dose (5 to 11 years)

Pharmacies: select pharmacies can vaccinate children 5-11 years. To find participating pharmacies, visit covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations  and select Paediatric Pfizer as Vaccine Type under Filter Locations.

Primary Care Providers: some family doctors, paediatricians and family health teams will be holding vaccine clinics for their patients 5-11 years. These practices will inform their patients of their vaccine clinics directly.


Third Doses

Immunocompromised people are eligible for third doses 2 months or 56 days after their last dose. For more information on eligibility and how to receive third doses for those who are immunocompromised, visit york.ca/covid19vaccine and scroll to Third and Booster Dose.

Expanded Eligibility for Booster Shots

Those 18 years and older can receive third doses/booster shots by appointment if it has been 84 days or more since their last COVID-19 vaccine by visiting york.ca/covid19vaccine 


Cancelling Appointments with York Region Mass Vaccination Clinics
  • online - appointments can be cancelled online. If earlier second dose appointment made, original appointment cancelled automatically after earlier appointment is kept
  • phone - call Access York at 1-877-464-9675 - appointments must be cancelled by phone if less than 24 hours until appointment.

Cancelling Appointments at a Pharmacy or Hospital Clinic

Each pharmacy and hospital has its own system
  • online - most sites have cancellation information on their website. If confirmation email or text was sent on appointment booking, instructions on cancellation often contained there.
  • phone - if there is a dedicated phone line for appointments/cancellation, it may be on clinic's website or in confirmation texts/emails. If that is not available, call number at which appointment was booked.

Documenting Vaccination Received Outside of Ontario

York Region residents can document COVID vaccination received outside of Ontario with the Public Health Unit of York Region by filling out online form listed as COVID-19 Immunized Outside of Ontario under the heading Vaccinated Outside of Ontario at york.ca/covid19vaccine
Eligibility
Open to all, but different groups will be immunized during different phases of vaccine roll-out
Application Process
Application varies by location and population group
Languages
English, Interpretation services may be available depending on location
Fees
Free
Documents Required
No Ontario health card required, but other identification such as government-issued identification and proof of residence may be required - ask about or note identification requirements when booking appointment
Accessibility
No physical location
Agency Information
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Last Updated On
January 17, 2022
Address
No Physical Location
Vaughan, ON
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Hours of Operation
Hours vary by location
Service Area(s)
York Region