COVID-19 Vaccine- York Region Residents
York region residents, who are age 12 years and up, are invited to book online appointments for the COVID vaccine (Pfizer/Moderna) at Mass Immunization Clinics or Selected Pharmacies. Please ask friends or family to assist you if you are having difficulty.
York Region residents, age 70 years and up, are now invited to book their second dose. Others who had their first dose on or before May 9 are now invited to book their second dose. (effective Jun 14, 2021)
Please get your second dose as soon as you are eligible!
The Astra Zeneca vaccine is not available at this time for FIRST dose. Those who had their first dose of Astra Zeneca are now eligible to book their second dose of AZ or Pfizer/Moderna at 8 weeks or later (effective Jun 14, 2021)
Do you have questions about whether to get a second AZ dose or have a second dose as Pfizer or Moderna? (“Vaccine Mixing”). This option is now available. Please ask your doctor if you have questions.
You can also follow Vaccine Hunters (@VaxHuntersCan) on Twitter for pop-up sites or sites that have extra vaccine at the end of their day.
Also bookings are available on the Ontario Provincial Booking Site
**If you know a senior who is eligible, please reach out to them to offer assistance with online booking and/or transportation**. Family and Friends can book for others. Proof of age and address are required at the time of appointment. Walk-in appointments are not available. Appointments are refreshed daily, so keep checking online.
Ontario Wide Provincial Booking System (includes all regions and pharmacies)
If you need assistance booking, call: 1-844-301-8080
If you have a red and white health card, please call to book. You may not have access to online booking.
Earlier Second Dose Bookings: If you are eligible for an earlier second dose (see online booking criteria), please ask your treating specialist for a medical note prior to your vaccine appointment.
Residents are asked to not visit the vaccination clinic without an appointment, as they will be turned away.
All vaccine clinic locations are accessible facilities with accessible parking and public washrooms. A mask is required when entering the clinics and physical distancing must be maintained from others attending the clinic. Those receiving a vaccine are asked to wear a short sleeve shirt for easy access to your upper arm to receive the vaccine.
Those with any health concerns related to receiving the vaccine are encouraged to speak with their health-care provider before booking an appointment.
For those seniors who live in East York Region, and require assistance with car transportation to COVID Vaccination site: CHATS iRIDE transportation program is available. CHATS will do their best to arrange a drive for you, based on availability. Please call at least 48 hours in advance. More information about CHATS can be found at www.chats.on.ca. or Call 1-844-IRIDE-01 (1-844-474-3301).
Click here for a volunteer service that offers assistance to Markham Resident Seniors with COVID vaccine bookings and transportation.
The vaccine will NOT be given at our office, at this stage.
Now is a good time to register for Health Myself for our email blasts, if not already. Please email us if you are interested in registering for the Health Myself Portal.
If you have questions about whether you can receive the vaccine or which one, please inquire with your family doctor or specialist directly.