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York Region opens 78-thousand COVID-19 vaccine appointments for hot spots

Staff install a sign as York Region residents wait in line for a COVID-19 vaccination at a mass vaccination site for residents 80 years and older, in Richmond Hill, Ont. on Monday, March 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

York Region is opening 78,000 new COVID-19 vaccine appointments on Tuesday.

Those 35 and older who live or work in 16 hot spots will be eligible to book an appointment starting at 8:30 a.m.


Hot spot postal codes

East Gwillimbury – L9N

Markham – L3S, L3T, L6B, L6C, L6E

Richmond Hill – L4B, L4C, L4E

Vaughan – L0J, L3L, L4H, L4J, L4K, L4L, L6A


Licensed child-care workers and special education staff who live or work in York Region can also book their first shot.

Appointments can be made online at york.ca/covid19vaccine.


RELATED: Thousands of Ontarians book vaccine appointments within hours of expanded eligibility


Ontario opened vaccine eligibility to all adults for hot spot postal codes but York Region says they still don’t have enough supply to support the age change.

Vaccination clinics at Canada’s Wonderland, Georgina Ice Palace and Richmond Green are closed due to a lack of vaccine supply.

York Region, which uses its own booking system says it will not be booking those between the ages of 18 and 34 in high priority communities or residents aged 50 to 59.

However, the region says these groups can make an appointment using the provincial booking system instead.  The only clinic in York Region currently on the provincial booking system is Cornell Community Centre in the City of Markham.

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