Last Updated September 21st, 2021:

New information is constantly being provided by Public Health, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada with regards to the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic and the current vaccination effort. Our team is working diligently to keep this webpage as up to date as possible to provide you with the latest information as it becomes available.

We encourage you to check back frequently for updates. Our office staff are unable to provide additional updates at this time. 

Please note that our office staff are unable to provide guidance with regards to vaccine eligibility and vaccine booking in York Region. If you do have any questions about vaccine eligibility, we would encourage you to contact York Region Public Health (1-877-464-9675) or visit their website. If you are experiencing difficulty with online vaccine booking, please contact a StouffvilleVaccinates volunteer (905-294-3184 OR 905-642-7323 ext. 5230) or visit their website.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility in York Region - First Dose

Are you a resident of York Region aged 12 years and older?

You are eligible. Please visit the York Region Public Health website for booking information!

  • Age 18+ qualifies at all sites with Moderna or Pfizer vaccine

  • Age 12+ qualifies only at sites providing the Pfizer vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility in York Region - Second Dose

Did you receive a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least 28 days ago?

Please note that for youth aged 12-17, York Region is currently recommending maintaining the timing of the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for this group to between eight and 16 weeks. 

You are eligible. Please visit the York Region Public Health website for booking information!

Did you receive an AstraZeneca vaccination at least 8 weeks ago (56 days ago)? 

You are eligible for a second dose mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer). Please visit the York Region Public Health website for booking information!

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility in York Region - Third Dose

Have you received your second dose at least two months ago, and are in a high-risk category, including:

  • Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)

  • Patients with hematological cancers (examples include lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia) on active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy)

  • Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab)

  • Residents of high-risk congregate settings including long-term care homes, higher-risk licensed retirement homes and First Nations elder care lodges

 

You are eligible. Please visit the York Region Public Health website for booking information!

 

The third dose of vaccine will be given at least two months after the second dose and will match the vaccine brand received for your second dose if available.

General Vaccine Information

 

For more information on vaccine safety please click here

For specific information regarding the available vaccines please visit the Government of Canada website:

  • For info on the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine click here

  • For info on the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine click here

  • For info on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine click here

  • For info on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine click here

For more info on vaccination while pregnant or breastfeeding, please see the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) statement here

Stouffville Medical Centre (SMC) Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic 

 
Clinic Services During the Pandemic:

Stouffville Medical Centre remains open and patients can arrange telephone consult appointments with their family doctor. Doctors will be making calls from cell phones that will appear as a blocked call. Please ensure that you privacy setting for incoming calls allows blocked call otherwise you may miss this telephone appointment. 

COVID Self Screening:

If you or a loved one are worried that you have contracted COVID-19, please utilize the Ontario Government self-assessment tool to determine if you are at risk:

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

COVID Assessment Centres:

1. Markham-Stouffville Hospital Assessment Centre


Located on the south side of the hospital just east of the Emergency Department. Open weekdays 9 a.m. – 7 p.m, weekends & Holidays 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. All patients must pre-register the same-day before coming to be swabbed for COVID-19. To pre-register call 905-472-7670.
 

More information: https://www.msh.on.ca/about-us/covid-19-information-page#assessment
 
2. North Durham COVID Assessment Centre (NDCAC)


New starting August 4th, a community assessment centre supported by family physicians from Uxbridge and Port Perry. Located at Prince Albert Hall on 19 Jeffery St, Prince Albert, ON (South of Port Perry). Open Monday -Thursday 12-8 pm; Friday/Sat/Sun 12-4 pm. Pre-register online: covidswab.lh.ca. More information: https://www.uxbridgehealth.ca/ndcac

COVID Resources:

Mental Health Resources: https://www.camh.ca/en/health-info/mental-health-and-covid-19

COVID-19 Data: https://www.c19.ca/