COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

Update on Vaccination Efforts

North York General Hospital, other members of our Ontario Health Team, North York Toronto Health Partners (NYTHP), and Toronto Public Health continue to provide COVID vaccination clinics in our community.

Thank you to everyone who is working, volunteering or receiving a vaccine at one of the clinics.

On November 19, Health Canada approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11.  Appointments can now be booked through the provincial COVID-19 vaccine booking portal

NYTHP is working with public health and other partners across the City as part of Team Toronto to provide school-based mobile clinics in specific areas that would benefit from a neighbourhood-focused strategy during the initial rollout.  In North York, the first clinics will be offered in schools in the Parkwoods-Donalda neigbourhood.

Parents, caregivers and students in Parkwoods-Donalda will receive clinic information directly from their school when a clinic is available to them. See the City of Toronto announcement.

Where to find COVID-19 vaccines:

5 to 11 year olds (when supply is received)

Health Care Workers and Designated Care Givers (for 3rd doses)

Individuals 70 + and others eligible for 3rd doses

  • Same as above
  • Seniors in the North York area who require assistance getting their vaccination appointment can contact the Seniors’ Hotline for North York at 416-447-5200.
  • Visit the City of Toronto’s vaccination website for more information

Individuals aged 12 and over for 1st and 2nd doses:

 

VACCINE CLINICS:

 

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NYGH OUTPATIENT PHARMACY (4001 Leslie Ave.)

  • PFIZER first and second dose appointments available Monday to Friday for people 12 and older. 
  • MODERNA first and second dose appointments available on Wednesdays for people 18 and older. 
  • Third dose or booster appointments available for those who are eligible (see below).
  • Appointments available daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • Book online or call 416-756-6752.

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North York Family Health Team Clinic (240 Duncan Mill Road #803)

  • Every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
  • Both PFIZER and MODERNA first and second dose appointments available.
  • Third dose or booster appointments available for those who are eligible.
  • Online bookings for 5-11 year olds are being accepted at this time.
  • Flu shots are also available.
  • Please visit www.nyfht.com for updates and booking information.

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Yonge Sheppard Centre (Unit 237E, beside the food court)

  • Every Thursday and Friday in November from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Every Saturday in November from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • 1st and 2nd doses - born in 2009 or earlier - no appointment needed - walk-ins only while supplies last.
  • Third dose or boosters available for those who are eligible (starting November 11)
  • Vaccines for 5 to 11 year olds are not offered

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Broadlands Community Centre (19 Castlegrove Blvd.)

  • Tuesday, November 16 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • 1st and 2nd doses - born in 2009 or earlier - no appointment needed - walk-ins only while supplies last.
  • Third dose or boosters available for those who are eligible (see below).
  • Vaccines for 5 to 11 year olds are not offered

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Oriole Community Centre (2975 Don Mills Rd.)

  • Every Wednesday for the remainder of 2021 starting November 10, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Every Thursday for the remainder of 2021 starting November 11, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • 1st and 2nd doses - born in 2009 or earlier - no appointment needed - walk-ins only while supplies last.
  • Third dose or boosters available for those who are eligible (see below).
  • Vaccines for 5 to 11 year olds are not offered
  • Flu shots also available for anyone 6 months or older.
  • The Wednesday clinic is located in the banquet hall on the second floor. Elevator access is available.
  • The Thursday clinic is located in the multipurpose room on the first floor.

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Beth Tikvah Synagogue (3080 Bayview Ave.)

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Beth Emeth Synagogue (155 Wilmington Ave.)

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Vaccine eligibility:

Third Doses

The following groups are currently eligible for a third/booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if at least six months has passed since their last dose:

  • Health care workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers);
  • Individuals aged 70 and over (born in 1951 or earlier);
  • Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine); and
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults and their non-Indigenous household member

These groups are being offered the booster doses because of evidence that immunity gradually reduces and there is a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 six months after the second dose. Please see the Ontario Government news release for additional information. 

Other eligibility

Children and youth aged 5 to 11 years are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. 

For information about eligibility and where to get vaccinated, visit the City of Toronto's Children and Vaccines website

 

Mixing mRNA vaccines:

Mixing vaccines is safe, effective, and enables more Ontarians to receive their second dose sooner. Full vaccination is the greatest protection you can have against COVID-19 and its variants, including the Delta variant.

If you had Moderna or Pfizer for your first dose you can safely take either Moderna or Pfizer for your second dose (or third dose if eligible) for strong protection. Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are authorized for use in Canada and use a similar mRNA technology, so the vaccines are safe to mix. This is consistent with recommendations provided by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization and with practices within several provinces. Both provide strong protection against COVID-19 and its variants. If your second COVID-19 vaccine is different than your first dose, you do not need to start your series over again. You will be considered fully immunized two weeks after receiving two doses of Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccines. Please see the Ministry of Health's mRNA fact sheet.

     

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