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GTA COVID Vaccination and Transportation Assistance

COVID-19 Vaccination Information/Management - York Region


Description

Vaccination in Pharmacies

Some pharmacies in York Region offer Moderna to those 18 and older or Pfizer to those turning 12 years by the end of 2021 and older. The client must have a health card or other government issued identification.

To find a pharmacy, click vaccine locations Those 12-17 should book only with a location that offers Pfizer.


Appointments for Mass Vaccination Clinics

Those born in 2009 or 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 18 and older at time of vaccination to receive Moderna. 12-17 year olds may only receive Pfizer (and must be at 12 years by the end of 2021).

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: Available to those born in 2009 and older for first or second doses. For more information, click www.york.ca/wps/portal/yorkhome/health/yr/covid-19/covid19vaccinationclinics and scroll down to Walk In and Pop Up Clinics - First or Second Dose

Pop Up Clinics: ?listed by Vaccine Hunters, click vaccinehunters.ca/oncentral


Third Doses

Persons eligible for third doses are:
  • those living in long-term care homes, higher risk licensed retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges;
  • individuals receiving active treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) for solid tumour or hematologic malignancies;
  • recipients of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy;
  • recipients of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell therapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within two years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy);
  • individuals with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency, such as DiGeorge Syndrome or Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome;
  • individuals with stage three or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; and,
  • individuals receiving active treatment with immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies2 (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive
  • those who received two doses of vaccine not approved by Health Canada
A completed form (available on York Region's website) or letter from the specialist or hospital program can be taken to a vaccination clinic and a third dose will be given. The health care provider themselves can provide a third dose if they have vaccine. Only those with the above conditions are eligible for third doses at this time.


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 under Register a Record of Vaccination Received Outside 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
September 3, 2021
Address
No Physical Location
Vaughan, ON
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Hours of Operation
Hours vary by location
Service Area(s)
York Region