As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to be dispersed and given out across Ontario, East Gwillimbury (EG) will continue to make sure you have the most up-to-date information and accessible support systems. Please continue to check this page for eligibility updates and more.

Pop-up COVID-19 immunization clinic in EG - Updated July 7

York Region, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, will be offering an outdoor pop-up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in the Town of East Gwillimbury from Saturday, July 10 until Monday, July12. The clinic will operate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be located outside the East Gwillimbury Sports Complex at 1914B Mount Albert Road.

Appointments for Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11 are fully booked.
Appointments are still available for Monday, July 12.

Anyone 18 years of age and older is eligible to book an appointment to receive a vaccine. The clinic is offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, so individuals must be at least 18 years of age on the day they receive their vaccine, as this vaccine is only authorized for use in individuals 18 and older. For second dose appointments, the first dose must be a minimum of 28 days before.

If you received AstraZeneca for your first dose, you can make an appointment to receive the Moderna vaccine for your second dose. Please book your appointment at least 8 weeks after your first dose.

Book Your Appointment

If you require telephone assistance booking an appointment, please contact:

Town of East Gwillimbury Library Teams
905-836-6492 - Holland Landing library branch
905-473-2472 - Mount Albert library branch

This pop-up clinic will be located outdoors. Individuals are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and protect themselves against the sun.

Continue to visit york.ca/covid19vaccine for the latest information on clinics and appointments available to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. 

York Region vaccination eligibility - NEW Update!

*Due to a shortage in Pfizer vaccine supply, the Moderna vaccine will be used for first and second dose appointments for individuals 18+ at all York Region Public Health-run clinics through to at least Sunday, July 18, 2021. Individuals 12-17, remain exempt from this change and will be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine.

 

As of July 2, 2021:

Second Dose

The following individuals are eligible to receive a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Beginning Monday, July 5, at 8 a.m., individuals 12+ who live, work or attend school in York Region, who received their first dose 28 days prior, can book their second dose appointment. (25,000 appointments will be released on July 5, another 33,000 will be released on July 7.)
    • Residents who received an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) should receive the same vaccine that was administered for their first dose, although you can safely switch between the two.

  • Individuals who received AstraZeneca as their first dose are eligible to receive a second dose at eight-weeks, with informed consent 
  • York Region residents 70 years of age and older (born in 1951 or earlier)
  • Individuals with Highest Risk Health conditions and Indigenous individuals
  • Certain high-risk health care workers as defined by the Province 

If you have a second dose booked, you can re-book an earlier appointment. Previously booked second-dose appointments will be honoured and will not be cancelled unless a new and earlier appointment is confirmed.

Residents are reminded not to book an appointment or attend a clinic before they meet the current eligibility. Only those eligible on the day of their appointment will be accepted. To learn more COVID-19 Vaccinations in York Region, visit the York Region COVID-19 website.

AstraZeneca

As of June 12, the Ontario government has accelerated the second doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to 8 weeks, with informed consent. Individuals who received AstraZeneca for their first dose can book their second dose appointment 8 weeks after their first. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/7tqx50Fac0T.

Individuals who received a first dose of AstraZeneca should receive their second dose 12 weeks after the first dose. The second-dose options provide strong protection against COVID-19 and will count as a completed series. Visit www.york.ca/COVID19Vaccine to book a second dose appointment or contact the pharmacy, clinic or primary care provider where you received your first dose to make your appointment.

First Dose

Individuals 12 years of age and older who live, work or go to school in York Region. Visit the York Region COVID-19 website to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Individuals under the age of 13 require a parent/legal guardian to provide consent at the time of the vaccination. A consent form can also be completed and sent with the child to their appointment. The consent form can be found at the bottom of the York Region COVID-19 page

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/COVID19vaccine. To 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"
  9. 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
  8. 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.
  9. If you are unable to book, please consider using one of the supports listed below.

Local Pharmacies Offering Vaccines

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:

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 chat feature, or using the links or phone numbers below:

  • City of Vaughan - Canada's Wonderland - Drive Through Clinic - 1-877-464-9675 or Book Online
  • City of Markham Aaniin Community Centre - 1-877-464-9675 or Book Online 
  • City of Markham - Cornell Community Centre  (Booking for 60+)- 1-844-301-8080 - Book online through the Provincial portal 
  • City of Vaughan - Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital - 1-844-301-8080 or Book Online
  • City of Vaughan - Maple Community Centre - 1-877-464-9675 or Book Online
  • Town of Georgina - Georgina Ice Palace - 1-877-464-9675 or Book Online 
  • Town of Newmarket - Ray Twinney Complex - 1-844-301-8080 or Book Online 
  • City of Richmond Hill - Richmond Green Sports Centre - 1-877-464-9675 or Book Online
  • Town of King - Trisan Centre - 1877-464-9675 or Book Online
  • Clinic for Indigenous Adults and Families (Georgina Ice Palace) - 1-877-464-9675 or Book Online (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 Help 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.

Transportation to vaccination clinics 

York Region Transit (YRT)

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 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 York Region's 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.ca

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 website.

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