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York Region opening 27,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Second dose eligibility expanding June 25
June 21, 2021
Joseph Quigley

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

“Given the expected high volume of web activity and telephone support, wait times may be longer than usual and service disruptions on may occur,” York Region said in a press release.” “Please continue to be patient."