Third and Booster Dose
- A booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine is available at least six months (168 days) after receipt of the second dose for the following eligible groups:
- Vulnerable older adults in congregate living settings
- Individuals 70 years of age and older
- Health Care Workers and Designated Essential Caregivers as identified by the Ministry of Health
- First Nations, Inuit and Metis and non-indigenous household members age 16 and older
- Those who received a complete series of viral vector vaccine (e.g., two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine)
- For moderately to severely-immunocompromised individuals, as identified by the Ministry of Health, a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is offered at an interval of two months (56 days), with a minimum interval of 28 days, after the last dose of the initial primary series. To receive a third dose at a York Region vaccination clinic, eligible residents must present a completed form or letter indicating their eligibility from their specialist or hospital program. Prescriptions for immunosuppressant medications as identified by the Ministry of Health can also be presented for third doses as needed.
Eligible residents may receive the vaccine at a vaccination clinic.