Vaccinations

Vaccinations

a woman receives a vaccine from a health care worker

Location and Contact

Location: Vaccinations are administered at the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Centre located at the Cornell Community Centre (3201 Bur Oak Ave, east side of Markham Stouffville Hospital on Bur Oak Avenue at Church Street).

To get vaccinated you must meet the criteria listed on the Ministry of Health’s website and book an appointment online. If you do not have access to the internet or have issues booking online please call: 1-833-943-3900.

Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Updated: December 30, 2021

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Eligibility

First Dose and Second Dose

  • Children 5 (or turning 5 in 2021) to 11 years of age (paediatric dose)
  • Individuals 12 years of age (born in 2009) and older
  • Appointment for a second dose must be at least 8 weeks after a first dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca

Third dose

The following groups are eligible to book an appointment for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Eligibility group Dose interval

Individuals 18 years of age or older (born in 2003 or later)

At least three months (84 days) after the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Health care workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers)

 

NOTE: All essential caregivers are required to provide proof (a letter from the congregate setting confirming their status as an essential caregiver, signed and on their letterhead) and identification to qualify for a third dose
At least three months (84 days) after the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen/Johnson and Johnson vaccine)

At least three months (84 days) after the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Residents of Long‐Term Care Homes (LTCH), Retirement Homes (RH), Elder Care Lodges, and older adults living in other congregate settings

At least three months (84 days) after the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

First Nation, Inuit, and Métis adults and their non-Indigenous household members.

At least three months (84 days) after the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Moderately to severely immunocompromised, as defined by the Ministry of Health.

At least two months (56 days) after the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

 

Hours and getting to the vaccination centre

Hours of operations

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily, registered appointments only.

We offer designated days based on age. Please review the chart below for more specific details.

Dates Vaccines offered
Sunday, January 9 - Saturday, January 15 Moderna - Only 30 years of age and older
Sunday, January 16 Pfizer - 12-29 years of age only
Monday, January 17 – Friday, January 21 Moderna - Only 30 years of age and older
Saturday, January 22 Pfizer - 12-29 years of age and older
Sunday, January 23 Pfizer - 5-11 years of age only
Saturday, January 29- Sunday, January 30 Pfizer - 5-11 years of age only

 

  • This vaccination centre has designated specific days for children (aged 5-11 year olds, paediatric doses) and adult (12 years old and older, full doses)
  • Individuals who are 12 to 29 years of age will receive Pfizer. Individual 30 years of age and older will receive Moderna. No exceptions.
  • The populations will not intermingle. Therefore, on kids only days, no adult vaccines will be administered. On the 12+ days, no paediatric doses will be available.

 

Mixing vaccines

Mixing vaccines is safe, effective, and enables more Ontarians to receive their second and third doses sooner. Three doses of vaccination can protect you from severe illness against COVID-19 and its variants, including the Omicron variant. If you had Moderna or Pfizer for your first dose you can safely take either Moderna or Pfizer for your second dose (or third dose if eligible) for strong protection. Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are authorized for use in Canada and use a similar mRNA technology, so the vaccines are safe to mix. This is consistent with recommendations provided by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization and with practices within several provinces. Both provide protection against severe illness from COVID-19 and its variants. 

 

Location and parking

Vaccinations are administered at the COVID-19 Community Vaccination Centre located at the Cornell Community Centre (3201 Bur Oak Ave, east side of Markham Stouffville Hospital on Bur Oak Avenue at Church Street). Access to the vaccination centre through the hospital is not permitted. Parking is free (validated) at the Cornell Community Centre.


Booking Information

To get vaccinated you must meet the criteria listed on the Ministry of Health’s website and book an appointment online. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

For those who do not have access to the internet and/or having trouble booking online, call 1-833-943-3900. Do not call the hospital to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

  • Bookings must be completed online; individuals who are not able or not 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 your behalf.
  • Family members or friends can book an appointment for eligible individuals.
  • A health card is required to book an appointment online. If you do not have a health card, call 1-833-943-3900 to book your appointment.
  • Only book ONE appointment; do not book appointments at multiple clinics.
  • Do not book an appointment if you do not meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Family members or caretakers of eligible residents, cannot book appointments at this time however may attend the clinic appointment with the eligible resident as a support person.

Preparing for your vaccination

  • Once your appointment has been confirmed you will receive an email or text message to address or number you provided.
  • The confirmation will include a QR code and/or a confirmation number. Please bring this confirmation (either digital or paper copy) to your appointment. You will need to present this when you arrive for check-in.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
  • Wearing a mask is required when entering the vaccination centre and physical distancing must be maintained from others attending the centre.
  • Please wear a short sleeve shirt for easy access to your upper arm to receive the vaccine.
  • When you arrive you will be asked a series of screening questions. If you are unwell or have symptoms of COVID-19, do not come to the vaccination centre. Please reschedule your appointment.
  • Please bring your health card (if you have one), and another government issued identification with proof of age.
  • After you have passed the screening process, you will be asked to check-in and consent to the vaccination.
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  • Wait 15 minutes following vaccination, as per guidelines.
  • Once the 15 minutes is complete, you can check-out. NOTE: Anyone requesting an electronic version of their vaccination receipt, can visit: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/. 
  • Needles can be scary. We understand. To create a child-friendly environment, we offer the following during our KIDS days:
    • Paediatrician administered vaccines
    • Choice of stickers
    • Follow Dr. Bear footprints
    • Dr. Bear wall decals
    • iSpy game
    • Kid's movie in the waiting area
    • And more!

Please read the following information, provided by the Ministry of Health, carefully before you come to your appointment.

 

Additional resources

Individuals who are 80 years of age or older and need support getting to and from the vaccination centre, may contact CHATS iRIDE transportation program at 1-844-IRIDE-01 (1-844-474-3301). NOTE: Local rides within Markham to MSH only. CHATS will not provide transportation to other vaccination centres.

Carefirst will offer volunteer support, local rides, and respond to language-specific enquiries related to vaccinations at MSH call 416-646-5108.

The COVID-19 Community Vaccination Centre at Cornell Community Centre is administered by the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team, Oak Valley Health, and York Region Public Health with support from the City of Markham.