York Region opening 27,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments
Second dose eligibility expanding June 25
June 21, 2021
York Region will be opening 27,000 COVID-19 vaccine appointments Monday, June 21 at 8 a.m.
Appointments will be available for those who received their first dose of a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine on or before May 9. Anyone 12 and older who is seeking a first vaccine dose can also book.
“It remains critically important for all those who have not received a first dose to get one,” York Region director of corporate communication Patrick Casey said.
Second dose eligibility will also be expanding later this week. Beginning Friday, June 25 at 8 a.m., people who live, work, or go to school in York who received their first vaccine dose on or before May 30 can book a new second dose appointment.
Starting the week of June 28, anyone 18 or older will be eligible to book a second dose at least 28 days after a first dose.
However, previously booked second dose appointments will still be honoured.
Those who received their first dose of AstraZeneca can book for a second dose of any kind at an eight-week interval.
York region also announced it would open a temporary vaccination clinic at Father Ermanno Bulfon Community Centre in Vaughan from June 22 to July 4 to expand capacity.
All appointments can be booked online or by telephone by visiting york.ca/COVID19Vaccine.“Given the expected high volume of web activity and telephone support, wait times may be longer than usual and service disruptions on york.ca may occur,” York Region said in a press release.” “Please continue to be patient."