COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

 

Welcome to the Englemount-Lawrence COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Appointment Booking


Thank you for booking your first dose appointment with our clinic and doing your part to help protect yourself, your loved ones and the population of Ontario.


Please make sure that you read all the information on this page carefully. We ask that you do not call Baycrest for issues related to vaccination bookings. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the VaccineTO call agents using the “chat” feature or by calling 1-888-385-1910.


Community members who meet the criteria outlined below can book a first dose vaccine appointment to get their COVID-19 vaccine at the Englemount-Lawrence Vaccination Clinic located at Baycrest Arena (160 Neptune Drive, North York, ON M6A 1X4).


By booking a first dose appointment, you are certifying that you have read and meet the eligibility requirements outlined on this page. Upon arrival at the clinic you will be asked to provide proof of your eligibility. If you fall into any other category, you are not eligible to be vaccinated at this time, so please do not book an appointment.
If you are not eligible and proceed to book, we will not be able to vaccinate you.


Booking Requirements:
At this time, we are only vaccinating those who live in the City of Toronto (postal code starts with M) and qualify as per the criteria below.
We especially invite local residents to attend the Englemount-Lawrence Vaccination Clinic.
The following people qualify at this time:

  • People who are 40+ years of age (born in 1981 or earlier)
    • A valid ID with your birth date must be presented to clinic staff
  • You are part of the priority population as Cannot Work from Home Group 1 OR Group 2 (Please read before booking.)

    The Ontario Ministry of Health has divided people who cannot work from home into two groups in its vaccination plan.

    All of these essential workers do critical public-facing work or work in close contact with others and cannot work from home. This includes full-time and part-time workers as well as volunteers and students on placements.

    Currently, vaccine booking is open to Group 1 and Group 2.

    Who is in Group 1? 

    • Education staff who provide direct support to students with complex special needs are defined as those who support students who meet one or more of the following criteria:
      • who require support with activities of daily living, including health and safety measures
      • are unable to wear masks for medical reasons
      • have complex medical needs
      • cannot be accommodated through remote learning
    • Elementary/ secondary school workers (including educators, custodial, school bus drivers, administrative staff)
    • Workers responding to critical events (including police, fire, special constables, children’s aid society workers, emergency management, critical infrastructure restoration workers).
    • Enforcement, inspection and compliance roles (including by-law enforcement, building inspectors, food inspectors, animal welfare inspectors, border inspection officers, labour inspectors / WSIB field workers)
    • Individuals working in childcare as follows:
      • All licensees, employees and students on an educational placement who interact directly with children in licensed childcare centres and in authorized recreation and skill building programs
      • Licensed home child care and in-home service providers, employees of a home child care agency and students on an educational placement
    • Foster care agency workers (including customary care providers)
    • Food manufacturing and distribution workers (for example, you work in a meatpacking or other food packaging or food distribution factory)
    • Agriculture and farm workers
    • Funeral, crematorium and cemetery workers 

     

    Who is in Group 2? 

    • Essential and critical retail workers (including grocery, foodbank and non-clinical pharmacy workers ServiceOntario workers, ServiceCanada and Passport Canada workers, wholesalers and general goods, restaurant workers, LCBO)
    • Workers in manufacturing industries directly involved in supporting the COVID-19 response, construction including infrastructure, and other essential businesses and services where facilities are at heightened risk for COVID-19 outbreaks and spread.
    • Social workers and other social services staff providing in-person client services (including youth justice workers, OW and ODSP case workers)
    • Courts and justice system workers (including probation and parole workers)
    • Transportation, warehousing and distribution workers (including public transit workers, taxi drivers, truck drivers supporting essential services, marine and rail cargo and maintenance, highway maintenance)
    • Electricity (including workers employed in system operations, generation, transmission, distribution and storage).
    • Communications infrastructure workers (including cellular, satellite, landline, internet, public safety radio)
    • Water and wastewater management workers
    • Financial services workers (bank branch staff)
    • Veterinarians and veterinary teams
    • Waste management workers

    Learn more about Group 1 and see the full list of workers in Group 2 here.



  • People who live in a COVID-19 Hot Spot Community AND are 18 years of age (must have turned 18). Postal code must begin with: M1B, M1C, M1E, M1G, M1H, M1J, M1K, M1L, M1M, M1P, M1R, M1S, M1T, M1V, M1W, M1X, M2J, M2M, M2R, M3A, M3C, M3H, M3J, M3K, M3L, M3M, M3N, M4A, M4H, M4X, M5A, M5B, M5N, M5V, M6A, M6B, M6E, M6H, M6K, M6L, M6M, M6N, M8V, M9A, M9B, M9C, M9L, M9M, M9N, M9P, M9R, M9V, M9W.
    • A valid photo ID with the approved postal code OR
    • A valid photo ID plus a personal piece of mail with the full postal code shown must be presented to clinic staff
  • Frontline healthcare workers in priority risk groups
    • A valid company ID or letter from your employer must be presented to clinic staff
  • Indigenous adults (18 years and older)
    • Proof of Indigenous identity to be presented
  • Faith Leader
  • Adults receiving on-going home care
    • Confirmation letter (with number) from the Local Health Integration Network or your community care provider must be presented to clinic staff
  • Adults living in High-Risk Congregate Living settings:
    • Congregate living settings are places where people live or stay overnight and use some shared spaces, like a shared kitchen or washroom. Some examples of these settings are: correctional facilities, temporary foreign worker accommodations, supportive housing and shelters. People who live or work in these settings and are age 18+ can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
  • Individuals with Highest-Risk, High-Risk and At-Risk Health Conditions (18 years and older):

  • The Government of Ontario's vaccine rollout plan outlines the following:

    Highest-risk conditions:

    • Organ transplant recipients
    • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients
    • People with neurological diseases in which respiratory function may be compromised (for example, motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)
    • Haematological malignancy diagnosed within the last year
    • Kidney disease with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) under 30

     High-risk conditions:

    • Obesity (BMI over 40)
    • Other treatments causing immunosuppression (for example, chemotherapy, immunity-weakening medications)
    • Intellectual or developmental disabilities (for example, Down Syndrome)

     At-risk conditions:

    • Immune deficiencies/autoimmune disorders
    • Stroke/cerebrovascular disease
    • Dementia
    • Diabetes
    • Liver disease
    • All other cancers
    • Respiratory diseases
    • Spleen problems (e.g., asplenia)
    • Heart disease
    • Hypertension with end organ damage
    • Diagnosis of mental disorder
    • Substance use disorders
    • Sickle Cell Disease
    • Thalassemia
    • Immunocompromising health conditions
    • Other disabilities requiring direct support care in the community



  • Essential caregivers of individuals with highest-risk and high-risk health conditions. An essential caregiver is someone providing direct, frequent and sustained in-person personal care and/or assistance with activities of daily living to the individual. (Note: It is required that the caregiver book and attend with the individual for whom they care. If the individual receiving care is younger than 18, a letter from the family or the organization is required.)

  • Individuals who are pregnant (18 years and older)


Methods of Booking:
If you or a loved one meet the above requirements, you are invited to book your/their first dose appointment in one of the following three ways:

  • Book an appointment online by clicking the button below
  • Book directly with a Call Centre agent using a “chat” feature: Book an Appointment Using Chat Feature
  • Call the COVID-19 Call Centre, open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week: 1-888-385-1910


Important to note:

  • The clinic is at Baycrest Arena, located at 160 Neptune Drive. The entrance is at the north side of the building along the parking lot.
  • We are open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 7 days per week (last appointment time is 3:15 p.m.). At this time we are only accepting first dose appointments.
  • At your appointment, you will be required to show your identification, a printed and signed consent form, and proof of address.
  • Although it is not mandatory, when you book an appointment, we encourage you to provide an email address. This allows us to send you a confirmation of your appointment.


Reminder:
To attend the Englemount-Lawrence Vaccination Clinic, you must have a booked appointment. Due to the high volumes, we cannot accommodate drop-ins.
Many people want to be vaccinated. If you or a loved one cannot attend a scheduled appointment, please cancel your appointment through the same booking number so that we can give someone else the spot that you cannot use. You will be given the opportunity to reschedule. Thank you for your cooperation.
Community members requiring transportation to and from the clinic may contact iRide at 1-844-IRIDE-01 (1-844-474-3301) or Toronto Ride at 416-481-5250.


Second Dose Appointments:
As directed by the Ontario Government, all second dose vaccine appointments will be scheduled to ensure precisely 16 weeks between the first and second dose. For more information about this, click here.

You must get your second dose of the same COVID-19 vaccine at the clinic where you received your first dose. The Englemount-Lawrence Vaccination Clinic is only providing second doses to people who received a first dose at ELVC.

Most people will get the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine 16 weeks after their first dose, as per direction of Ontario’s Ministry of Health. Your second dose appointment will be confirmed via email for a date 16 weeks after your first dose. Please confirm your correct email address with clinic staff before departing to ensure you receive your second dose email.

NOTE: If you do not receive an email or your contact information has changed, your second dose appointment will occur exactly 16-weeks from the day of the first dose at the same time and same vaccination location of your first dose. Please present yourself exactly 16-weeks after your first dose, even without your confirmation email, and the clinic will provide your second dose without issue.

The Ministry of Health notified vaccine clinics on March 29 that specific patients would be exempt from the 16-week dose interval and would be moved to a 21 to 28-day time period for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The following patients will be provided their second dose within a 21 to 28-day timeframe:

  • Recipients of solid organ transplants
  • Recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplants
  • People receiving hemodialysis
  • People with malignant hematological conditions undergoing active treatment*
  • People with non-hematological malignant solid tumours undergoing active treatment*

(*Active treatment is defined as chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy; not those receiving only radiation or hormonal therapy.)
If you have not yet been vaccinated, please tell clinic staff when you arrive that you have one of the exempted conditions noted above.
If you have any questions, please contact the VaccineTO call agents using the “chat” feature or by calling 1-888-385-1910. Please do not contact the hospital for matters related to vaccinations.

Contact Us:
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the VaccineTO call agents using the “chat” feature or by calling1-888-385-1910.