COVID-19 vaccination clinics in York Region will no longer require appointments for first or second doses, starting today.
The region had previously transitioned to the walk-in model for first doses on July 12.
Now, as of July 21, anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in York Region can also get a second dose without an appointment “to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines,” Patrick Casey, York Region director of corporate communications, said.
For residents who have an appointment booked later in the summer, they are being encouraged to take advantage of the new walk-in system to get their dose sooner.
However, appointments will still be honoured and individuals who would prefer to pre-book online are still able to do so through the region’s booking system.
With the change in delivery, the region is warning there may be line-ups.
“With the potential for outdoor line-ups for walk-ins, individuals are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and protect themselves against the sun and other elements,” Casey said.
Due to an increased supply, both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are now available.
The following clinics are accepting walk-ins:
- Aaniin Community Centre in Markham
- Cornell Community Centre in Markham
- Georgina Ice Palace in Georgina
- Maple Community Centre in Vaughan
- Ray Twinney Complex in the Town of Newmarket
- Richmond Green Centre in Richmond Hill
- SoccerCity Drive Thru in Whitchurch-Stouffville
- Trisan Centre in King