COVID-19 vaccination at Medcan
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 COVIDVaccine@medcan.com.
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.
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.
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 COVIDVaccine@medcan.com.
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.