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Vaccine Support and Information

There are various clinic types available to meet the diverse needs of York Region residents. Residents are encouraged to visit www.york.ca/COVID19Vaccine to identify eligibility availability. As of April 13, the following are available:

  • Residents aged 65 and older may visit seven York Region clinics, the full list is available at www.york.ca/COVID19Vaccine
  • Residents aged 60 and older may visit the Cornell Community Centre Clinic or the Soccer City location in Stouffville
  • Residents aged 55 and older may visit the Trisan Centre in King or one of 37 pharmacies in York Region. a list of participating pharmacies and appointment booking information is available at www.ontario.ca/pharmacycovidvaccine.
  • Residents 50 in high priority communities L0J, L4B, L4E, L4H, L4J, L4K, L4L, L6A, L3S, L3T, L6B, L6C, or L6E may book a vaccine at the Cornell Community Centre.
  • Residents 45-54 in high priority communities L4L, L6A, L4K, L4J, or L3S may book a vaccine at the Georgina Ice Palace, Richmond Green Centre, Aaniin Community Centre, Canada’s Wonderland or Maple Community Centre.
  • Additional edibility is available for essential caregivers, special education staff, individuals with high risk and chronic conditions indigenous adults/families, faith leaders, and more. 

Residents are asked to remain patient and watch for additional appointment bookings as they become available. Information will be released as available and communicated through www.york.ca/covid19links to external site, Facebooklinks to external site, Twitterlinks to external site, print advertising and through media.

To learn more COVID-19 Vaccinations in York Region, visit www.york.ca/COVID19Vaccinelinks to external site 

Booking an Appointment - Step by Step Guide

The Town, in partnership with the East Gwillimbury Public Library put together this step by step video to guide you through the booking process. Please also see the steps below the video. 

Vaccines are booked by appointment only. Bookings can be completed online, one at a time. When booking a vaccine, you must select the location you want to go to either below or at www.york.ca/COVID19vaccinelinks to external siteTo complete this process, you need:

  • A computer or mobile device with internet
  • A valid email address
  • A valid health card

Newmarket (Ray Twinney Recreation Complex)

  1. Click “Start my booking” at the bottom of the page
  2. Select your vaccine site and priority area
  3. Click “Choose Date”
  4. Select your preferred date
  5. If an appointment is available, click the Captcha checkbox and click “Choose Time”
  6. Select a time from the options listed
  7. Fill in the required information.
  8. Click "Confirm Selection"

Note: This method also works when booking at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital

Georgina (Georgina Ice Palace)

  1. Click “Create an Account”
  2. Complete registration form and assign an email and password to the account
  3. Once you have completed registration, go back to the main page and select Georgina Ice Palace followed by “Book an Appointment”
  4. Look for the column labelled “Available Spots” if you see a day with an available spot, click the blue “More” button on the right side of the screen
  5. Scroll down to find an available time, and click the green “Add to Cart” button
  6. Complete any required questions, and click the green “Proceed to Shopping Cart
  7. Click the green “Check Out” button

Note: This process will also work for the Maple Community Centre, Aaniin Community Centre, Richmond Green Sports Centre, and Canada’s Wonderland Vaccine booking sites.

If you are unable to book, please consider using one of the supports listed below. 

Vaccination Clinics in York Region 

York Region Public Health continues to maintain a primary focus on securing vaccine supply and safely operationalizing current vaccination centres.  Additional centres and options for all municipalities are also actively being investigated and are under discussion. East Gwillimbury Town staff are actively working with York Region and York Region Public Health officials to identify a future vaccination site for East Gwillimbury as vaccines become more available. 

Residents can book appointments for the following COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic using the Regional live chatlinks to external site feature, or using the links or phone numbers below:

  • City of Vaughan - Canada's Wonderland - Drive Through Clinic - 1-877-464-9675 or Book Onlinelinks to external site
  • City of Markham Aaniin Community Centre - 1-877-464-9675 or Book Onlinelinks to external site 
  • City of Markham - Cornell Community Centre  (Booking for 60+)- 1-844-301-8080 - Book online through the Provincial portal links to external site
  • City of Vaughan - Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital - 1-844-301-8080 or Book Onlinelinks to external site
  • City of Vaughan - Maple Community Centre - 1-877-464-9675 or Book Onlinelinks to external site
  • Town of Georgina - Georgina Ice Palace - 1-877-464-9675 or Book Online links to external site
  • Town of Newmarket - Ray Twinney Complex - 1-844-301-8080 or Book Online links to external site
  • City of Richmond Hill - Richmond Green Sports Centre - 1-877-464-9675 or Book Onlinelinks to external site
  • Town of King - Trisan Centre - 1877-464-9675 or Book Onlinelinks to external site
  • Clinic for Indigenous Adults and Families (Georgina Ice Palace) - 1-877-464-9675 or Book Onlinelinks to external site (Note: Users must visit the York Region site, and select this location to see available dates) 

Appointment Booking Assistance

Residents who are not comfortable booking an online appointment are encouraged to seek out a support person (caregiver, family member or friend) who can assist in booking an appointment on their behalf. The following methods are also available to assist with booking:

Town of East Gwillimbury Assistance 

  • Residents can call 905-836-6492 (Holland Landing library branch) or 905-473-2472 (Mount Albert library branch) for assistance with booking available appointments over the phone
  • If you need access to the internet, residents or caregivers may drop in and use one of the Internet Stations located at EG's Public Library to directly access the York Region Vaccination booking page or borrow a Chromebook or a WiFi hotspot from EG's Public Library to get connected at home
  • Residents or caregivers can also book a 1:1 Tech Helplinks to external site to get assistance navigating the process

Wifi Access Hotspots 

Residents that require access to internet to book an appointment online may visit one of the Town's Wifi Access Hotspots located outside of the following facilities: 

  • Civic Centre - front entrance visitor parking spaces
  • Holland Landing Community Centre - front entrance facing the windows
  • Ross Family Complex - front entrance facing the windows 

MPP Caroline Mulroney Office Assistance 

Residents that require assistance with booking a vaccine appointment, can contact MPP Caroline Mulroney’s Office at 905-895-1555. 

Preparing for your COVID-19 Vaccine

If you have booked an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, you may have questions about what to expect. For more information, watch the below video or visit York Region's websitelinks to external site

Transportation to Vaccination Clinics 

York Region Transit 

YRT offers on-request transit service for eligible residents to their vaccination appointments. If you require transportation to the closest vaccination clinic from your home, Mobility On-Request (MOR) 65+ can take you there. We will accept bookings up to two days prior to your scheduled appointment. Trips must be made to the closest vaccination clinic from your residence.

To book your trip:

To book a trip to your closest vaccination clinic, call 1-866-744-1119. Contact Centre hours are weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that these hours are for vaccination clinic appointments only.

MOR 65+ service hours operate from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. 

Routes Connecting Communities

The Town has partnered with Routes Connecting Communities for a pilot program to support residents who are 80 years of age and older to assist with getting to and from vaccination appointments. Residents can book a complimentary shuttle service for vaccine appointments by contacting Routes directly at:

Please note, for individuals who require wheelchair access or mobile device/support, please contact YRT (listed above) for these services. 

CHATS 

Seniors can contact CHATS at 905-713-6596 to book a service or for more information. 

Pink Cars - Local Transportation Support

Pink Cars is a local community group provided transportation for seniors in York Region to vaccination appointments. Residents should visit their website and complete a brief form to receive assistance. 

Community Transportation 

There are also other transportation services offered by community partners you may be eligible for. For a complete list of community transportation options, call 211 or visit 211central.calinks to external site

 

Staying Safe After a Vaccination

As more and more residents will receive a vaccine, York Region Public Health reminds residents that despite being vaccinated, everyone must continue to follow all public health guidelines even after receiving a vaccination. Although the vaccine is very effective at preventing infection or serious illness, there is still a chance you can contract COVID-19, and it is currently unknown if you can transmit the virus after being immunized.

As more is learned about the protection provided by the vaccines and as more people are vaccinated, public health advice may change; however, until then we must continue to follow all public health precautions in order to keep each other safe, including:

  • Staying home as much as possible and limiting close contact with those outside our household
  • Practicing physical distancing of at least 2-metres with those outside our household
  • Wearing a face mask or covering when inside public places and when physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Washing or sanitizing your hands thoroughly and often
  • Practicing respiratory etiquette