COVID-19 I got my vaccine badge

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, school bus drivers, administrative staff)
  • Workers responding to critical events (including police, fire, special constables, children’s aid society workers, emergency management, critical infrastructure restoration workers)
  • Enforcement, inspection and compliance roles (including bylaw enforcement, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers, labour inspectors, WSIB field workers)
  • Remaining individuals working in licensed child care settings (including all licensees, employees and students on educational placements who interact directly with children in licensed child care centres and in authorized recreation and skill building programs, licensed home child care and in-home service providers, employees of home child care agencies)
  • Foster care agenda workers (including customary care providers)
  • Food manufacturing and distribution workers
  • Agriculture and farm workers
  • Funeral, crematorium and cemetery workers

As of, Wednesday, May 5, 2021, those eligible can begin to book an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccination through or by calling Access York at 1-877-464-9675

Individuals who work in York Region will require workplace identification at the time of their appointment. More information on preparing for a vaccination appointment can be found at

Learn more about vaccine eligibility  Receive assistance booking your vaccine