Effective Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, the following individuals are eligible to book an appointment to receive a bivalent booster dose:
- All individuals 70 years of age and older
- Residents of long-term care, retirement homes, congregate living settings and elder care lodges
- Health care providers
- Pregnant individuals 18 years of age and older
- Immunocompromised individuals 12 years of age and older
- First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals 18 years of age and older and household members 18 years and older
The bivalent COVID-19 vaccine is a booster dose. To receive it you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older (12+ for immunocompromised individuals)
- Have received a complete primary series of COVID-19 vaccine (two doses, or one dose of Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine)
- Have received your last dose six months ago (recommended) but with consent, an individual could receive the bivalent vaccines within three months of their last dose
- If you have had two, three, four or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far, you are still eligible to receive the bivalent booster as long as at least three months have passed since your last dose
During this period of higher vaccine demand, all COVID-19 vaccines will be administered by appointment only. York Region vaccination clinics are unable to accommodate walk-ins at this time.
Individuals eligible for a bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine and individuals seeking a first, second or booster dose of a previously approved COVID-19 vaccine can book an appointment by visiting york.ca/covid19vaccine or by calling Access York at 1-877-464-9675.
Vaccination efforts in long-term care homes, retirement homes and congregate living settings are the highest priority at this time and York Region’s mobile vaccination team will be assisting long-term care and retirement homes to ensure all residents who want a bivalent booster receive one as soon as possible.
Effective Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, all individuals 18 years and older will be eligible to book an appointment to receive a bivalent COVID-19 booster dose.