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 are not accepted. If you do not have access to the internet or have issues booking online please call: 1-833-943-3900.

Updated June 22, 2021

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Eligibility

First dose

  • Individuals aged 12+ and older. NOTE: These individuals must already be 12 years old as of the date of their booking.

Second dose

Recently the Ontario government announced an accelerated rollout of second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The following groups of individuals eligible to rebook their appointment within the accelerated time frame.

  • 70 years of age and older
  • All individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before May 9, 2021
  • Individuals who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine are eligible to book their second dose appointment for AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine at an interval of eight weeks or more with informed consent
  • High-risk health care workers, individuals with certain health conditions and First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals will continue to be eligible to receive their second dose at a shortened interval

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

Booking Information

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

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.
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  • Wait 15 minutes following vaccination, as per guidelines.
  • Once the 15 minutes is complete, you can check-out. NOTE: Anyone requesting an electronic version of their vaccination receipt, can visit: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/.
  • The vaccine offered at this vaccination centre to-date has been Pfizer; however, due to availability and supply, we may vaccinate with Moderna in the future.
  • Recently, the province of Ontario has adopted the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)’s recommendations on the use of a different mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to complete a COVID-19 vaccine series (two doses) that started with an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.  This means, that the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are interchangeable, equally effective and safe for everyone over 18 years. If readily available, the same mRNA COVID-19 vaccine should be offered for the second dose in a vaccine series. When the same mRNA COVID-19 vaccine product is not easily accessible, another mRNA COVID-19 vaccine can be used for anyone over the age of 18. For more information read the FAQs provided by Ontario Health
     

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.

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.