COVID-19 Community Vaccination Centre

COVID-19 Community Vaccination Centre

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Location and Contact

Cornell Community Centre, 3201 Bur Oak Avenue (east side of Markham Stouffville Hospital on Bur Oak Avenue at Church Street). To get vaccinated you must meet the criteria listed on the Ministry of Health’s website and book an appointment onlineWalk-ins will not be accepted. If you do not have access to the internet or have issues booking online please call: 1-833-943-3900.

Updated April 9, 2021

Eligibility and booking information

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To get vaccinated you must meet the criteria listed on the Ministry of Health’s website and book an appointment online. Walk-ins are will not be accepted.

For those who do not have access to the internet and/or having trouble booking online, call 1-833-943-3900. Do not call the hospital to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Eligibility

1. Individuals aged 50+ and older (or born 1971 or earlier) and live within one of the Ministry designated high priority communities (hot spots).

  • The following York Region postal codes are eligible: L0J, L4B, L4E, L4H, L4J, L4K, L4L, L6A, L3S, L3T, L6B, L6C, L6E

OR

2. Individuals aged 60+ and older (or born in 1961 or before), that live outside of the designated high priority communities listed above.

IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE CRITERIA FOR VACCINATION YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.

  • Vaccines are by APPOINTMENT ONLY for eligible individuals and may be made by an individual or their caregiver; walk-in appointments are not available.
  • Bookings must be completed online; individuals who are not able or not comfortable booking an online appointment are encouraged to seek out a support person (caregiver, family member or friend) who can assist in booking this appointment on your behalf.
  • Family members or friends can book an appointment for eligible individuals.
  • A health card is required to book an appointment online. If you do not have a health card, call 1-833-943-3900 to book your appointment.
  • Only book ONE appointment; do not book appointments at multiple clinics.
  • Do not book an appointment if you do not meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Family members or caretakers of eligible residents, cannot book appointments at this time however may attend the clinic appointment with the eligible resident as a support person.

Preparing for your vaccination

  • Once your appointment has been confirmed you will receive an email or text message to address or number you provided.
  • The confirmation will include a QR code and/or a confirmation number. Please bring this confirmation (either digital or paper copy) to your appointment. You will need to present this when you arrive for check-in.
  • Please arrive to the Cornell Community Centre, 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
  • Wearing a mask is required when entering the vaccination centre and physical distancing must be maintained from others attending the centre.
  • Please wear a short sleeve shirt for easy access to your upper arm to receive the vaccine.
  • When you arrive you will be asked a series of screening questions. If you are unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19, do not come to the vaccination centre. Please reschedule your appointment.
  • Please bring your health card (if you have one), and another government issued identification with proof of age.
  • After you have passed the screening process, you will be asked to check-in and consent to the vaccination.
  • Get vaccinated.
  • Wait 15 minutes following vaccination, as per guidelines.
  • Once the 15 minutes is complete, you can check-out.
  • NOTE: Second dose appointments are scheduled at the time of booking first dose appointments. Please see below for updates to the requirements for second dose appointments.

Please read the following information, provided by the Ministry of Health, carefully before you come to your appointment.

Hours and getting to the vaccination centre

Regular hours of operation

The centre is open seven days a week, including holidays. Hours are subject to change.

Weekdays: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekends: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Holidays: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Getting to the vaccination centre

The COVID-19 Community Vaccination Centre is located at the Cornell Community Centre, 3201 Bur Oak Avenue (east side of Markham Stouffville Hospital on Bur Oak Avenue at Church Street). Access to the vaccination centre through the hospital is not permitted. View map.

Parking at the vaccination centre

  • Parking at the vaccination centre is free (validated) and available in the adjacent parking garage. View map.
  • When you enter the parking garage please take a ticket. Bring the ticket inside to your appointment. It will be validated when you check-out.
  • The driveway is for drop-off only, there is no parking in the driveway.  Any cars parked on the driveway will be ticketed.
  • There is no parking in the fire hall (across the street) and on Bur Oak Avenue unless specified. Any cars parked outside of designated parking areas will be ticketed and possibly towed.

Update to second dose appointments

As directed by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer, all COVID-19 vaccine clinics in the province, have extended the time between the first and second dose administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to four months (112-120 days). The new guidance is based on a recommendation from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) here.

Increasing the time between first and second doses allows more people to get the benefit of immunity from a first dose while the vaccine supply continues to be limited. The COVID-19 vaccine continues to be equally effective even with the extension of time between doses.

The extended dose interval applies to all individuals who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or who will be receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in a clinic. It does not apply to individuals residing within Long Term Care Residences, High Risk Retirement Homes, First Nations Elder Care Homes and remote and isolated First Nations communities. In accordance with the Ministry of Health’s recent recommendations, transplant patients and some cancer patients are encouraged to get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as close to the 21 to 28-day timeframe as possible. Information, including eligibility and clinic details, are available on york.ca/COVID19Vaccine.

This means individuals with an appointment scheduled to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine that is not within the new 112-120 days guideline will have their appointments rescheduled for four months from their first dose. Anyone who shows up for second dose appointment that is not within the new 112-120 day interval between first and second dose will be turned away.

Additional resources

Individuals who are 80 years of age or older and need support getting to and from the vaccination centre, may contact CHATS iRIDE transportation program at 1-844-IRIDE-01 (1-844-474-3301). NOTE: Local rides within Markham to Cornell Community Centre only. CHATS will not provide transportation to other vaccination centres.

Carefirst will offer volunteer support, local rides, and respond to language-specific enquiries related to the vaccination centre at Cornell Community Centre call 416-646-5108.