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York Region ramping up rollout: When do you qualify for COVID-19 vaccine?

All adults can expect to roll up sleeves by May long weekend
May 10, 2021
Kim Zarzour

Things are looking up, York Region.

As of May 10, if you can’t work from home and you live in York Region, you will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

By the May long weekend, you can expect to roll up your sleeves if you are 18 and older.

And by the end of June, Dr. Karim Kurji, the region’s medical officer of health, expects that about 80 per cent of the region’s adults will have had their first dose.

Here’s a schedule of when you're eligible, based on vaccine supply expected to arrive over the next three weeks:


All York Region residents age 50+ (born in 1971 or earlier)

Individuals age 18+ living or working in York Region’s 16 identified hot spots: L0J, L3L, L4H, L4J, L4K, L4L, L6A, L3T, L6B, L6C, L6E, L3S, L4B, L4C, L4E, L9N

People who cannot work from home in Group 1 as identified in Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. This includes teachers, custodial, school bus drivers, administrative staff, food manufacturing and distribution workers, agriculture and farm workers.


York Region residents aged 40+ (born in 1981 or earlier)

Those with at-risk health conditions including respiratory diseases such as asthma, strokes, livers disease, heart disease and all cancers

Anyone who can’t work from home in the provincially designated Group 2, including grocery, retail workers, manufacturing workers and transportation workers


York Region residents 30 years of age and older (born in 1991 or earlier)


York Region residents 18 and older (born in 2003 or earlier)

To learn more about eligible groups and how to book your vaccine, visit