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EG Mourns the Discovery of 751 Unmarked Graves at Former Residential School in Saskatchewan

Posted on Friday, June 25, 2021 12:11 PM

On behalf of East Gwillimbury Council and our residents, I extend our condolences to the Indigenous Communities following the recent discovery of 751 unmarked graves on the grounds of a former residential school in Saskatchewan. With this so closely following the discovery of 215 Indigenous children buried on the grounds of a residential school in Kamloops, the trauma and pain continues for our Indigenous Peoples and their pain is being felt around the world.

Our thoughts are with the families, the...

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COVID-19 Update - 80+ Second Vaccine Dose

Posted on Monday, May 31, 2021 09:14 AM

The Government of Ontario has announced the accelerated roll out of second dose appointments, starting with individuals 80+ effective starting at 8:30 a.m. today (Monday, May 31, 2021). Residents 80 years and older can book an appointment now by visiting the York Region COVID-19 website.

Residents who already have a second dose appointment booked now have the option to re-book an earlier appointment. New appointments can be booked online or by phone by visiting the York Region...

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COVID-19 Update - Local Pharmacies Offering Vaccines

Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:43 AM

Astrazeneca appointments are available for residents aged 40 or older at various pharmacies in Ontario. Please see the below list of participating pharmacies in close proximity to East Gwillimbury:

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COVID-19 UPDATE - Vaccine Eligibility

Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:39 AM

York Region continues to aggressively distribute vaccines to residents as quickly as possible by advancing vaccine eligibility as identified in Phase 2 of the Provincial Vaccination plan.

Over the next three weeks and based on vaccine supply, York Region will expand eligibility and open new vaccination appointments with the intent that all York Region residents who wish to receive a vaccine will be eligible to book an appointment by the week of May 24, 2021.

These timelines are subject to change depending...

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COVID-19 Update - L9N Vaccine Eligibility

Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2021 03:11 PM

York Region has expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and opened additional vaccination appointments to individuals 18 years of age and older (born 2003 or earlier) who live or work in York Region’s 16 identified high priority communities or ‘hot spots’.

Vaccination appointments also opened to all residents 50+ (born 1971 or earlier) and Group 1 of those essential workers who cannot work from home, including:

  • Remaining elementary and secondary school workers (including educators, custodial,...