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Notice To All Patients,


We are receiving increasing patient requests for the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Here is what we know as of today, June 4, 2021.

 

Vaccines are being offered to people depending on specific eligibility criteria. It is available in Pharmacies and some Family Doctor Offices in select Health Regions. We will notify you as soon as possible, via this platform, when the vaccine becomes available in our clinic.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine appointments are for York Region residents only with limited exceptions.

  • 40 years of age and older (born in 1981 or earlier) — NEW, as of May 10, 2021

  • 18 years of age and older through pharmacy clinics — NEW, as of May 8, 2021

  • 18 years of age and older who live or work in 16 high priority communities​

  • Special education staff who live or work in York Region (Board-issued letter required)

  • Individuals with highest, high risk and at-risk health conditions and one essential caregiver*, including pregnant individuals — NEW, as of May 10, 2021

  • Highest, very high, high priority and moderate health care workers — NEW, as of May 10, 2021

  • Staff, residents, essential caregivers and alternate level of care patients in long-term care home, retirement home, First Nation elder care home and other congregate care settings for seniors

  • Indigenous adults and adult members of their households

  • Adults receiving home care services (appropriate documentation will be required)

  • Faith leaders who live or work in York Region and provide end of life care, care of the deceased, care of those who are unwell or provides pastoral services in vulnerable settings

  • Child care staff from licensed child care facilities who live or work in York Region

  • Individuals who cannot work from home and listed in the Provincial COVID-19 Vaccination Plan under:

Eligibility varies at each clinic. Do not book an appointment if you do not meet the current eligibility; you will be turned away at the clinic.

*For More Information & Details About Vaccinations In Your Area: 

Contact your local Public Health Unit  details about vaccinations in your area.

*Provincial Vaccination Online System
Eligible residents can now register for appointments starting on March 17. For more information about COVID vaccines visit the Ministry of Health website: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario.

Please do not call us to try to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. We need to keep our phone lines free for patients with immediate medical needs. Rest assured that we will notify  you if we have any COVID-19 vaccines and if you are eligible to receive one from us. Please take the first vaccine offered to you.

Regards,

Your Oak Ridges Medical Staff

AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Antigen and Antibody Testing Is Here!
TEST INFORMATION

COVID-19 Antigen Test

 

The Rapid Response™ Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device allows for a quick 15 minute Covid-19 viral nucleoprotein antigen detection via Nasal and Nasopharyngeal swab specimens within 6 days of symptom onset. However, The Rapid Covid-19 Antigen Test is NOT used for symptomatic individuals OR individuals with known close contact with a positive Covid-19 case, OR diagnosis of acute Covid-19 infection in symptomatic individuals OR individuals with known close contact with a positive Covid-19 case. Diagnostic Testing for Acute Covid-19, OR High Risk Asymptomatic patients, OR Symptomatic Patients must be tested using a validated PCR test at a designated Assessment Centre.

When To Consider Getting The Test Done?

The Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test screens for COVID-19 and a Negative Result may be required for travel, work, school, childcare, facility transfers, courthouse purposes, or directing specific medical care, etc. The Antigen Test is used for screening purposes ONLY and NOT for a diagnosis of acute COVID-19 infection -it can be thought of as an additional screening tool. 

COVID-19 Antigen Test Cost:

$50 Each Test

COVID-19 Antibody Test

The Rapid Response™ COVID-19 IgG/IgM Rapid Test Device detects anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgM and anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG, within 15 minutes, in human whole blood, serum, or plasma. This test is authorized for use with fingerstick whole blood specimens ONLY. This test is intended for use as an aid in identifying individuals with an adaptive immune response to SARS-CoV-2, indicating recent or prior infection.

When To Consider Getting The Test Done?

If you believe that you previously had COVID-19, even without symptoms or signs of illness, your physician can order an antibody test to assess recent or prior infection. The Covid-19 Antibody Test is NOT used for screening patients OR to diagnose OR exclude acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. Due to the risk of false positive results, confirmation of positive results should be confirmed using a second, different IgG/IgM detection method. The Rapid Covid-19 Antibody Test Device may detect a response to vaccination.

COVID-19 Antibody Test Cost:

$25 Each Test

PROCEDURE:

- Register to see a physician – either via our Urgent Care Clinic Walk-In OR via our Family Practice with your Family Doctor and inquire about the Covid-19 Antigen and Antibody Tests.

 

- If eligible for the test/s, you will be responsible for the cost as this service is not covered by OHIP.

 

- Upon completion of the test/s, you will be provided with a stamped and signed document stating your test result/s.

-Kindly call us should you have any additional questions or require more information.

COVID-19
YORK REGION RESOURCES

For COVID-19 Information, please explore the York Region links below.

Ontario College of Family Physicians

-COVID-19 Resources-