York Region Ready to Vaccinate Residents 80+

Effective Monday, March 1, York Region residents age 80+ can book an appointment online for their COVID-19 vaccine. Caregivers of residents 80+ will be able to book an appointment on their behalf. Vaccines are delivered by appointment ONLY.

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Media Release

26 February 2021

York Region ready to vaccinate residents 80 years of age and older

By appointment only COVID-19 vaccines will be available to York Region residents

Newmarket– The Regional Municipality of York continues to deliver vaccines identified in Phase One of the Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan and is advancing those eligible for vaccine to York Region residents 80 years of age and older.

Effective Monday, March 1, 2021 beginning at 8 a.m. York Region residents age 80 years of age and older (born in 1941 or earlier) can book an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccination by visiting york.ca/COVID19Vaccine

“This is great news for many of our most vulnerable residents and another step forward in bringing an end to the pandemic through vaccination,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “The health and well-being of our residents continues to remain a priority and we thank public, private and health-care partners for their major role in helping to protect some of our most vulnerable residents.”

Residents 80 years of age and older who are not able or 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 their behalf.

York Region Public Health is working with our local health-care partners to provide COVID-19 vaccines for this newly eligible priority group at three locations:

  • Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital located in the City of Vaughan, operated by Mackenzie Health
  • Cornell Community Centre located in the City of Markham, operated by Eastern York Region North Durham (EYRND) Ontario Health Team (OHT)
  • Ray Twinney Recreation Complex located in the Town of Newmarket, operated by Southlake Regional Health Centre

“This is a very positive step forward. We are moving aggressively to vaccinate as many as possible within the province’s identified priority populations as vaccine supply becomes available,” said Dr. Karim Kurji, York Region’s Medical Officer of Health. “We are being as nimble as we can using different delivery models depending on the supplies of vaccines and the groups we need to immunize.”

Residents will be able to book appointments beginning Monday, March 1, 2021. Appointment availability is based on limited vaccine supply. We thank you for your ongoing patience.

Walk-in appointments are not available; please do not visit a vaccination clinic without an appointment – you will be turned away.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 54,000 businesses with 650,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices


Media Contact:

Corporate Communications,
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71234