York’s ‘aggressive’ vaccination strategy continues

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York Region continues to move forward with its “aggressive vaccination strategy.”

As of April 4, 193,353 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to York Region residents; this includes:

• 40,403 doses to people age 80+, representing 82.5% of residents in this age bracket.

• 25,777 doses to people age 75-79, representing 75.8% of residents in this age bracket.

• 32,405 doses to people age 70-74, representing 61.1% of residents in this age bracket.

• 12,379 doses to people age 65-69, representing 19.3% of residents in this age bracket.

The Trisan Centre in Schomberg is now open, with a limited number of appointments to York Region residents.

The Trisan Centre clinic, located at 25 Dillane Drive in Schomberg and operated by King Fire and Emergency Services, will offer a limited number of appointments.

You can book an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccination at york.ca/covid19vaccine

Residents age 65+ (born 1956 or earlier), highest, very high and high priority health care workers, Indigenous adults, faith leaders and adult recipients of chronic home care can book an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccination at york.ca/covid19vaccine

Additionally, York Region residents age 60+ (born 1961 and earlier) can now begin booking appointments at the Cornell Community Centre clinic in the City of Markham, operated by Eastern York Region North Durham (EYRND) Ontario Health Team (OHT); this partner-led clinic operates on the provincial COvax system and has moved to vaccinating age 60+ in line with the City of Toronto and Peel Region.

As vaccine supplies increase, York Region will open additional vaccination appointments and expand eligible priority groups.

York.ca/covid19vaccine is the trusted source of vaccination information in York Region.

Mark Pavilons, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, King Weekly Sentinel