What to expect at my appointment

Last updated: Apr 9, 2021 @ 11:37 am

Please print out the following PDFs to find out how to get to your appointment and what to expect while you are there.

Key reminders:

  1. Review the consent form you receive via email before your appointment.
  2. Wear a shirt that will make the vaccination spot easily accessible (top of your arm)
  3. Do not wear any scented products to your appointment (i.e. perfume, aftershave, etc.)
  4. Arrive no more than 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment.
    • You may need to wait outside if you arrive early – please dress appropriately for the weather.
  5. Please remember to bring the following items:
    • Your health card or other government-issued photo ID, if possible. If you do not have a form of government-issued ID, you are still able to be vaccinated.
    • Please read the “What you need to know before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment” document, see link above. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your health care provider before you come to your appointment.
    • For adults receiving chronic home care– You would have received a letter from your home care provider if you are eligible. You will be required to bring this letter with you to your appointment.
  6. After your vaccination, you will have to wait for 15 minutes in the recovery area.

Please remember to follow all the instructions as listed in your confirmation email from the COVID-19 vaccine clinic.

Note: The Ontario government announced it has accepted the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommendation for second dose appointments to be scheduled 16 weeks from the time of the first dose for everyone excluding:

  • Residents of long-term care homes, retirement homes, Elder Care Lodges and Assisted Living facilities.
  • Remote and isolated First Nation communities (currently supported by Operation Remote Immunity).
  • Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplants and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
  • Individuals with malignant hematologic disorders and
    non-hematologic malignant solid tumors receiving active treatment
    (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy), excluding individuals receiving solely hormonal therapy or radiation therapy

The Ministry of Health has directed that this extended interval apply to COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD.

If you meet this criteria and need to reschedule your second dose, please reach out to us through our contact form.