Mar 18, 2021

By Jane Brown

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Good news for residents of York Region who are between the ages of 75 and 79.

People in this age group will be able to start making COVID-19 vaccine appointments starting Thursday morning at 8:30.

Specifically, York Region residents born in 1946 and earlier may go online to book an appointment at york.ca/covid19vaccine.

The move comes after York Region Medical Officer Of Health Dr. Karim Kurji explained earlier in the week that York region would be making the move to vaccinate the 75 to 79 age group “very soon” following a swift vaccination effort for those 80 and older.

Kurji said York Region has reached a point where they are ready to start vaccinating younger seniors because they got going a little bit earlier than other areas like Toronto, which only opened its mass vaccination centres Wednesday.

Residents can book appointments at one of seven vaccination sites:

Aaniin Community Centre located in the City of Markham
Cornell Community Centre located in the City of Markham
Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital located in the City of Vaughan
Georgina Ice Palace located in the Town of Georgina
Maple Community Centre located in the City of Vaughan
Ray Twinney Recreation Complex located in the Town of Newmarket
Richmond Green Sports Centre located in the City of Richmond Hill

A news release from York Region says appointments can also be booked by calling the clinic. None of the clinics will be taking walk-in appointments, though.

It also says the region will soon start rolling out mobile vaccinations for homebound residents. A drive-through site at Canada’s Wonderland is also scheduled to begin vaccinating those with appointments starting the week of March 29th.

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