As West Park Healthcare Centre continues to move forward with supporting COVID-19 vaccination efforts in our community, we are pleased to announce the opportunity for those who have been deemed eligible by the provincial government to be vaccinated at:
- The Community Place Hub 1765 Weston Road York, ON M9N 3P7
Please note that extremely limited parking is available.
September 15 - The clinic at The Community Place Hub is offering first and second doses to eligible attendees 18+. Vaccines will be also be provided at the Community Place Hub to eligible attendees aged 12-17.
Expansion of vaccination eligibility to those born in 2009
In August, the Ontario government announced that COVID-19 vaccinations (Pfizer) will be available to those born in the year 2009 (turning 12 in this calendar year).
Anyone born in 2009 is welcome to walk-in to the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Community Place Hub (1765 Weston Road) during clinic hours, or book an appointment through www.wpcovidclinic.org.
Administration of third doses
The Ontario government also announced that third-dose boosters will be available for a select group of immunocompromised people who are at the highest-risk. You can see the list of conditions here:
• Those undergoing active treatment for solid tumors; Those who are in receipt of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T-cell;
• Those with moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome);
• Stage 3 or advanced untreated HIV infection and those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; and
• Those undergoing active treatment with the following categories of immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies (monoclonal antibodies targeting CD19, CD20 and CD22), high-dose systemic corticosteroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive.
• Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants);
• Patients with hematological cancers (examples include lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia) on active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy);
• Recipients of an anti-CD20 agent (e.g. rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab).
*Please note third doses will only be given to patients who fit the criteria above, not their caregivers)
Any third dose should be administered at least two months after the second dose for the above groups, and the exact timing should be decided after consultation with a family/attending physician in order to optimize the immune response from the vaccination and manage any underlying conditions.
Proof of 3rd dose eligibility - A letter from the individual's physician stating the physician’s name, the patient’s name and the confirmation that the patient meets the current criteria for 3rd dose.
Those who are requesting a third dose vaccination and meet any of the above criteria are welcome to walk-in to the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Community Place Hub (1765 Weston Road) during clinic hours, or book an appointment through www.wpcovidclinic.org. Again, appointments are encouraged.
COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS FAQs
- You will need to be screened upon arrival (please follow signage);
- Photo ID is required at appointments – OHIP card or government-issued photo ID; Please bring proof of address
- Only bring an additional person if you need support. You may bring one support person if you have a language barrier or a significant cognitive or mobility issue. This person will also be screened upon arrival and will not be eligible to receive a vaccination;
- Following your first dose vaccination you will receive further communication regarding your second dose appointment;
- Individuals who had COVID-19 can still get the vaccine as long as they are no longer in isolation and not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms;
- You will be required to sign an informed consent form prior to receiving your vaccination. This consent form may be printed and completed prior to arrival at the clinic (hardcopies will be available on-site, as required);
- Please plan to arrive at West Park no more than 10 minutes prior to the appointment time. You will need to allow for a 15 minute observation time following your vaccination;
- Please ensure that you park in visitor parking and pay or display a parking pass;
- Wear a shirt that will make the vaccination spot easily accessible (top of your arm);
- Bring your own pen in case you need to complete additional forms upon arrival;
Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
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