COVID-19 Vaccine Update 7

Updated information as of March 26, 2021

Stan Cho

March 26, 2021

Information on vaccines changes rapidly so I hope this e-newsletter gives you the important information you need regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

People aged 70 and older can now book their COVID-19 vaccination at North York General Hospital’s Seneca College location. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available. Please note, chose the “75 or older” option in the drop-down menu to book an appointment on-line directly on the hospital’s web site.

As of Monday, March 29 at 9am, vaccines will be available at, Mitchell Field Community Centre for those aged 80 and older. You can book through the province's web portal or by calling 1-888-999-6488. 

Faith leaders are also eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination shot at North York General Hospital, as they are at increased risk of expose to the virus through close contact with persons in end of life care, funerals and other ceremonies. Remember to take some ID with you to prove you are a faith leader. 

On the good news front, 100% of long-term care residents have received their first dose of the vaccine and 90% have received their second dose. There has not been a death in a long-term care home in Toronto since March 19, 2021, proof that the vaccines are working.

Some things to keep in mind when you go for your vaccine appointment:

  • Please try to arrive just before your appointment. Many people are arriving an hour or two before their appointments, resulting in long delays;
  • Take your walker or a portable chair with you if you have trouble standing for a long time;
  • Try to limit the number of people helping you to one.

The virus and new variants of the virus remain a real threat, so please continue to follow all public health guidelines.

Stay safe, we are almost there!