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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, April 22, 2021.

*AstraZeneca VACCINE
We have received the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine in our clinic, BUT we are administering it to Clinic Patients ONLY. 

 

The AstraZeneca vaccine is being offered to people ages 40 & older ONLY (if you are 40 as of the day of vaccination, or if you will be or have been 40 in 2021). 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.
 

*For patients over 40 (born in 1981 or earlier):
If you are 40 years of age or older and do not live in a care home, your local Public Health Unit will have 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-