COVID-19 COMMUNITY UPDATE

June 3, 2021

Friends of Silver Creek are sharing all the information on Vaccination Clinics that we have been able to gather. Please share with family, friends and co-workers because there are no boundaries when it comes to a pandemic – we all need to make sure everyone take measures to ensure we are all safe.

Vaccine Hunters have put together an FAQ for the June 14 8AM provincial eligibility change for second doses for those who received their first dose on or before May 9 AND live in one of the Delta Hotspot PHUs! 

 

WHAT IS CHANGING?

 

Beginning Monday, June 14, the province will begin booking accelerated second doses for those who received their first dose of a mRNA vaccine on or before May 9: WHO ALSO live in one of the following Delta hotspots: Halton, Peel, Porcupine, Toronto, Waterloo, WellingtonDufferin-Guelph and York public health units.

The following groups remain eligible for second doses on the manufacturer recommended timeline:

Those 70+ years old who received dose 1 at least 28 days prior,

• Those who received their first dose of a mNRA vaccine on or before April 18
(regardless of age),

• Current residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, elder care
lodges and assisted living facilities as determined by the Ministry of Health,

• High Risk Health Care Workers,

• Indigenous Peoples,

• Those with certain health conditions, like transplant recipients, individuals
undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis and individuals with malignant
hematologic disorders and non-hematologic malignant solid tumors receiving
active treatment, as well as those taking anti-CD20 agent medication
(for example, rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab)

Click the Vaccine Hunter image to access the PDF.

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Vaccination Clinics & Booking Sites

*Friends of Silver Creek make every effort to have current information posted but be sure to visit links to confirm information.

 

POP UP 1st & 2nd DOSE PFIZER CLINIC: MONDAY JUNE 14: 10am - 6pm

 

Humber River Hospital will be conducting pop-up clinics to administer the PFIZER COVID-19
vaccine. No appointments required.

 

See flyer for details and current eligibility criteria for second doses.

 

Select groups are now eligible to receive second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine –

 

 

MORE INFORMATION

 

PHARMACY COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS

Rexall has set up a "waitlist" booking platform in order to help us book appointments for eligible patients as we receive vaccines. We will notify you when you are eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine with Rexall. Appointments will be limited and being on the waitlist does not guarantee an appointment due to limited supply of vaccine.

Before you go

JOIN WAITLIST

 

Shoppers Drug Mart The COVID-19 vaccine is now available at select locations. 

CLICK TO LEARN MORE

 

Contact other pharmacies for their COVID-19 vaccine information:
 

 

Visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations for more information on pharmacy vaccination sites.

WILLIAM OSLER HEALTH SYSTEM

Vaccine booking expanded to 12+ for first doses

  • 12 years of age or older (at the time of vaccination) who live, work or attend school in Peel Region can book at Brampton Civic Hospital or Century Gardens Recreation Centre to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

  • 12 years of age or older (at the time of vaccination) who live, work or attend school in Etobicoke can book at the Osler-Humber College Vaccine Clinic to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Shortened second dose interval

The Province announced that identified individuals will be eligible to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a minimum of 28 days after their first dose (versus the current extended 16-week/112-day interval).

80+

If you are 80 years of age or older (born in 1941 or earlier), your second dose appointment will automatically be rescheduled to an earlier date. You, or your point of contact, will be contacted by Osler via text, email or phone to notify you of your rescheduled second dose appointment.

Highest-risk group

The following groups are eligible for a shortened second dose interval:

  • High-risk health care workers

  • Indigenous adults and their household members who are 18 years of age or older

  • Individuals with high-risk health conditions who are not able to produce an adequate immune response, specifically:

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

    • Malignant hematologic disorders and non-hematologic malignant solid tumors receiving active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy), excluding those receiving solely hormonal therapy or radiation therapy

 

If you received your first dose at Osler, and are eligible for a shortened second dose interval as someone in the highest-risk group, call 905-494-6685, email covax.booking@williamoslerhs.ca or sign in to your MyOsler account to indicate that you’d like to reschedule your second dose appointment. You will then be contacted by a member of our team to confirm your rescheduled second dose appointment.

Book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Appointments can be booked online or by phone at 905-494-6685, from 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m., seven days a week.

BOOK COVID-19 VACCINE ONLINE

Pregnant individuals

All pregnant individuals can register for the COVID-19 vaccine under the “highest risk” health conditions in the province’s vaccine rollout. Please call the provincial call centre at 1-888-999-6488 to book your appointment.

Book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Appointments can be booked online or by phone at 905-494-6685, from 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m., seven days a week. Vaccinations are by appointment only. Walk-ins will not be seen.

Please note: Osler’s vaccine clinic booking phone line is experiencing a high call volume. We are working hard to respond so please be patient with us. We will get back to you as soon as possible. MORE INFO

UNITY HEALTH 

Unity Health’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics for St. Joseph’s Health Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital and Providence Healthcare.​

The Unity Health booking tool is for FIRST DOSES ONLY. Second doses will be automatically booked according to the provincial guidelines for dosing intervals.

If you meet the provincial criteria for a shorter dosing interval, you can request a rescheduled second dose through our second dose request form

 

MORE INFO AND BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

 

Pregnant individuals are now eligible for the #COVID19 vaccine.

Eligible individuals may visit http://vaccineto.ca or call 1-888-385-1910 to book an appointment at an immunization clinic in Toronto.

 

UNITY HEALTH TORONTO - POP UP CLINICS

Unity Health is collaborating with its community partners as part of the West Toronto Ontario Health Team and the Downtown East Toronto Ontario Health Team to support community pop-up vaccination clinics listed below. Each clinic has its own eligibility criteria and appointment booking process. Please review each clinic’s page before making an appointment.

Unity Health last updated: Apr 19, 2021 @ 3:46 pm

WEST TORONTO

West Park Healthcare – 82 Buttonwood Ave. | Led by West Park Health Centre  | Book here

 

CAMH Vaccination Clinic – 100 Stokes Street | Led by CAMH | Book here

Community Place Hub – 1765 Weston Rd. | Led by West Park Health Centre | Book here

DOWNTOWN EAST TORONTO

St. James Town – Wellesley Community Centre – 495 Sherbourne St. | Led by Sherbourne Health  | Book here

Regent Park – 40 Oaks (Fred Victor) – 40 Oak St. | Led by Regent Park Community Health Centre | Book here

Ryerson University (Coming soon)

 

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - COVID-19 Vaccine Standby Opportunity

To make sure not one dose goes to waste, Sunnybrook is starting a daily standby list for the eligible public. The list is for people who are currently eligible for a vaccine at Sunnybrook’s vaccine clinic. It is for FIRST DOSE ONLY. And you must be able to be at Sunnybrook's Bayview Campus at 7 p.m. if invited. GET INFO

City of Toronto click here 

 

Unity Health Toronto click here

West Park Healthcare Centre click here

 

William Osler Health System click here

 

*These are just a handful of vaccination booking sites.

You can find others by visiting Vaccine Hunters or other notification sites.

 

VACCINE HUNTERS

A community to supplement COVID-19 vaccination initiatives and help eligible Canadians find vaccines. While vaccination clinics and pharmacies are employing best practices in order to avoid wastage, this is an additional tool / community / support group to have. Find other vaccination site information here.

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Distribution and Allocation of Vaccines

Do you want to know the number of vaccines allocated for Ontario? View the Government of Canada’s distribution and allocation of vaccines per province, per type at the link provided which is updated weekly.

On average, Ontario is set to receive approximately 700,000 - 900,000 doses monthly of just the Pfizer vaccine until the end of July.

View distribution and allocation information here.

 

Are you concerned with provincial pandemic measures taken
by the Ford government?

 

Voting against paid sick days in Bill 239 means that many employees have to continue to work to pay the bills even when they have been exposed to COVID. Cases skyrocket and hospitals including two from University Health Network have had to install tents outside the emergency room areas. Around 90% of low-income workers don't have access to paid sick leave.

 

They are the workers who care for our seniors, prepare our food, and package our online orders — and the pandemic taught us they are essential. They are also disproportionately women, Black, Indigenous and other racialized workers. But when they get sick, they have to make the impossible decision to go to work and risk spreading the virus or stay home and struggle to put food on the table. Read More


On Monday, April 26, 2021 - 55 Conservative MPPs voted NO again to giving Ontarians paid sick days
including Etobicoke Centre MPP, Kinga Surma.
 

 

Kinga Surma also voted no to capping classes at 15 with the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce.  A Toronto Star article uncovered internal government documents showing how Ontario ‘watered down’ its strategies to keep COVID-19 out of classrooms. Read more

 

Are your views being represented? Voice your concerns and contact Kinga Surma MPP in Etobicoke Centre at 416-234-2800 or kinga.surma@pc.ola.org. If you reside outside of Etobicoke Centre, contact your local MPP.

 

You can also contact Premier Doug Ford if you are not getting a response from your MPP or to also share your concerns about paid sick days, shutting down the real sites of transmission, vaccine distribution or any other concerns 416-325-1941 or premier@ontario.ca.

Healthcare Providers to Follow

 

Here are a few of the Healthcare providers you can follow on Twitter for Covid-19 information and updates:

Dr. Issac Bogoch Infectious Diseases Physician and Scientist             Dr. Amit Arya Palliative Care Physician 

 

Dr. Michael Warner Intensivist and President of AdvisoryMD               Dr. Naheed Dosani Palliative Care Physician

Dr. Kali Barret Critical Care Physician, UHN                                         Dr. Jennifer Kwan Family Physician

A heartfelt thank you to the scientists, healthcare workers and volunteers who are tirelessly treating patients, running healthcare facilities, operating vaccination sites and administering vaccines.