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COVID-19 vaccination at Medcan

woman administering vaccine to a patient

Due to decreasing demand, Medcan has suspended its COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Boosters (3+ doses) are not available at this time. Please refer to our COVID-19 Information Page for updates on our operations. Should you have any further questions about our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, please email

We’re now registering Medcan clients for the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout. We are eager to be a part of the vaccine solution for our clients and community and intend to work with local authorities to support the city’s vaccination efforts.

If you’re interested in receiving your COVID-19 vaccine at Medcan, please complete and submit the form below and a Medcan Representative will be in touch to complete your booking. Should circumstances change, we will continue to provide updates on our website as more information becomes available.

Who can register?

All clients are welcome to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments will only be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to clients who meet Provincial or City of Toronto eligibility criteria.

Those requiring 2nd doses are eligible to register at Medcan. Should you be eligible for an earlier appointment at Medcan, clients are responsible for cancelling their booked appointment at other locations.

For a complete list of eligibility requirements specific to the City of Toronto, click here.

For vaccine eligibility requirements specific to Ontario, click here.

What else should I know before registering?

Evolving real-world Ontario data suggests that the risk of Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT) with the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine may be somewhat higher than originally suggested (1.7/100,000 compared to 1/100,000). For that reason, both Ontario and Alberta have paused the use of the AZ vaccine. Still, due to current wide-spread community infections at this time, the PHAC continues to recommend that the best vaccine for you is the first dose available to you—so long as you are willing to assume that risk.

In the coming weeks and months, the supply of mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) will be plentiful, meaning that those who have not yet received their first vaccine dose won’t have to assume the VITT risk associated with the AZ vaccine should they choose not to.

If you have any questions, or require additional guidance, please consult your family physician—at Medcan or elsewhere.

Please be aware that the COVID-19 vaccine cannot be given to someone who has had another vaccine (e.g. Shingrix) in the 14 days before their vaccination.

Should there be changes to your eligibility, please notify our Vaccine team at

Can I register for my second dose at Medcan?

Yes. Depending on the vaccine type available, Medcan will be able to administer second doses when we open our vaccine clinic. In the meantime, if you have had your first COVID-19 vaccine dose and are eligible for an accelerated second dose, you can rebook your second dose appointment by contacting the location where you received your first dose.

If you already have a second dose appointment booked, you can choose to keep your current second dose appointment. If you book a second dose appointment at a different location, please make sure to cancel the other appointment so it can be made available to someone else.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit individuals, including non-Indigenous partners and household members
People 12 years of age and older, including: Health care workers in all risk groups and people who have highest-risk, high-risk and at-risk health conditions.
People experiencing homelessness staying in shelters at high-risk of outbreaks (on a rolling basis, to be identified by Toronto Public Health and based on vaccine supply and other prioritization criteria)
People who are homebound
People with certain health conditions:
  • Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplants and hematopoietic stem cell transplants)
  • Individuals undergoing hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
  • Individuals with malignant hematologic disorders and non-hematologic malignant solid tumors receiving active treatment (chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy) excluding individuals receiving solely hormonal
  • Individuals in the authorized age group who are taking an anti-CD20 agent (e.g., rituximab, ocrelizumab, ofatumumab)
Residents in long-term care homes, retirement homes and other congregate living settings for seniors
Have you received your first dose?
When did you receive your first dose? (leave blank if no first dose)
All groups above are eligible to receive their second dose earlier than the extended four-month interval:
  • 21-28 days after their first dose for the Pfizer vaccine
  • 28 days after their first dose for the Moderna vaccine
  • Four to 12 weeks after their first dose for the AstraZeneca vaccine

In the event that Medcan has leftover vaccine doses (which can occur when individuals don’t show up for a booked appointment), we intend to reach out to eligible individuals on our COVID-19 Vaccine Standby list to offer vaccination on a last-minute basis. This will help us ensure that no doses are wasted.
Would you like to be added to Medcan’s COVID-19 Vaccine Standby list?
You must be able to make it to Medcan (150 York St., Toronto) within 30 minutes of receiving a phone call on the same day to receive a vaccine.
Your consent below acknowledges:
  • By submitting this form, I am expressing interest in being vaccinated at Medcan as part of Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
  • I acknowledge that personal information disclosed by myself or on behalf of my child regarding current COVID-19 eligibility is true.
  • I acknowledge that the personal information disclosed on this form will be used, retained and disclosed by Medcan for the purpose of coordinating and administering clinical services to myself or my child.
  • I understand that I may be contacted by Medcan’s administrative team regarding vaccinations using the e-mail and/or phone number provided on this form and may leave a voicemail if applicable.
  • I acknowledge that registration does not guarantee a COVID-19 vaccine appointment and that I will only be contacted if I am deemed eligible by provincial or Toronto Public Health guidelines to receive the vaccine and the vaccine is available.