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COVID-19 Vaccinations

First dose appointments — eligibility groups

  • 18 years and older

Individuals 18 and older remain eligible to book their first dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at RHC.

  • Youth 12 - 17 years old

Youth ages 12 to 17 years old are eligible to book their first dose appointment for the Pfizer vaccine. The guardian of the youth must be present at the appointment. For more information, please read this information sheet .

  • Children 5 - 11 years old

Children ages 5 to 11 years old are eligible to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Parents or caregivers will have to provide consent on behalf of the child at the time of the appointment.

This is a slightly modified, lower dose (one-third the amount given to individuals aged 12 and over), in a two-dose series at a recommended interval of eight weeks between first and second doses.

To book an appointment, children must be turning five years old by the end of 2021 (born in 2016)

For more information, please refer to the Government of Ontario Website: COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Youth

Second dose appointments — ELIGIBILITY GROUPS

Ontario is now accelerating second doses for all Ontarians:

Individuals who are now 18 years and older will be eligible to book an accelerated second dose.

As of July 5, 2021 - Youth age 12 to 17 across the province will be eligible for an accelerated second dose.

VACCINE parameters

If your first dose was:

  • AstraZeneca: You can get AstraZeneca, Moderna, or Pfizer for your second dose when you are eligible and it’s at least 8 weeks after your first dose.
  • Moderna or Pfizer: You should get the same vaccine for your second dose when you are eligible and it’s at least 28 days after your first dose. You can switch between Moderna and Pfizer safely if the original vaccine you got is not readily available.

COVID-19 Vaccination (3rd dose) update

In alignment with the Province of Ontario’s announcement regarding the COVID-19 Booster Dose, Runnymede Healthcare Centre will be offering vaccinations to Patients and eligible community members.

Eligibility includes:

  • Those who had received their 2nd Dose vaccines at least 6 months ago;
  • Designated essential caregivers;
  • All Ontarians aged 70 and older;
  • All Ontarians who had received two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, or those who received one dose of the Janssen vaccine;
  • Immuno-compromised individuals; and
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and non-Indigenous members of their households

For more information, please refer to the Ministry of Health’s Website: COVID-19 Vaccine 3rd Dose Recommendations.

how to make an appointment:

Appointments can be booked online or by contacting the Runnymede Vaccination Clinic at 416-762-7316 ext. 2701, Option 2. The Vaccination Clinic will be available Mondays to Fridays from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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COVID-19 Assessment Testing

The safety of patients, visitors, families and caregivers is a top priority for Runnymede Healthcare Centre. We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and continue to implement changes to protect the health and safety of our community.

The province continues to provide testing to anyone who needs a test per provincial testing guidelines at no cost. This includes people who are symptomatic or people who have been in contact with someone who has symptoms. Individuals 3 years and older can book an appointment for COVID-19 testing at Runnymede Healthcare Centre’s Assessment Clinic.

Please be advised that Runnymede Healthcare Centre no longer provides COVID-19 testing required for travel.

The COVID-19 Assessment Centre is open 7 days a week, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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