Faisal Hassan MPP, York South–Weston

Government of Ontario

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Last updated: April 9, 2021, 8:50am

Expanded Vaccine Access in Hotspot Communities

Ontario will begin allowing people aged 18+ to get the COVID-19 vaccine in hot spot communities via mobile teams, faith-based locations, and on-site with large employers. Details of the plan continue to be finalized, but the list of targeted postal codes is available and can be found HERE. We will be sure to share further information as it becomes available.

Vaccination Information:

Phase 1

Phase 1 vaccination is continuing across the province. If you are in one of the following categories, please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ book and appointment:

Current priority

  • Staff, essential caregivers and any residents that have not yet received a first dose in:
    • Long-term care homes
    • High-risk retirement homes
    • First Nation elder care homes
  • Alternative level of care patients in hospitals who have a confirmed admission to a long-term care home, retirement home or other congregate care home for seniors
  • Health care workers identified as highest priority, followed by very high priority, in the Ministry of Health’s guidance on Health Care Worker Prioritization (PDF)
  • Indigenous adults in northern remote and higher-risk communities (on-reserve and urban)
  • Adults 60 years of age and older
  • Staff, residents and caregivers in retirement homes and other congregate care settings for seniors (for example, assisted living)
  • Health care workers identified as the high priority level in the Ministry of Health’s guidance on Health Care Worker Prioritization (PDF)
  • Indigenous adults
  • Adult recipients of chronic home care

AstraZeneca Pharmacy Trial:

Individuals aged 55 and older can now request an appointment for the AstraZeneca vaccine at various local pharmacies through a pilot program. To make an appointment, contact one of the local pharmacies listed below. 

Pharmacy Locations for AstraZeneca Vaccine Pilot Program in YSW (Ages 55 & over)
Shoppers Drug Mart
620 Keele St 

Real Canadian Superstore Pharmacy
2549 Weston Rd

Shoppers Drug Mart
2343 Eglinton Ave W

Walmart Pharmacy
2525 St Clair Ave W
The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy
2600 Eglinton Ave W

Friendly Care West King Pharmacy  
2077 Weston Rd

Weston Jane Pharmacy
1292 Weston Rd

Keele-Ingram Pharmacy
2221 Keele St

Online Resources: 

The provincial government has launched its online booking system that can be found at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/https://vaccineto.ca/sites is a helpful link for individuals looking to search for available resources and sort by a variety of factors such as postal code and booking type.

Pop-Up Testing in YSW



Watch: Virtual Town Hall on Vaccination

Faisal hosted a vaccine information session with Dr. Sabina Vohra-Miller, Dr. Naheed Dosani, MSC, MD, CCFP(PC), BSc Sudha Kutty VP (Strategy & External Relations, Humber River Hospital), Dr. Zainab Abdurrahman, Dr. David Burt, Dr. Akwatu Khenti and Domenico Callato to answer your questions about vaccines and how the rollout will work in our community. 

COVID-19 Office Update

As per the latest recommendations from Ontario Public Service, we will be working from home until further notice. We will continue to serve our constituents through phone and email during our business hours Monday - Friday 10 am to 5 pm.