Our pharmacy is pleased to be offering COVID-19 vaccines to the general public. To ensure efficiency, we will only offer COVID-19 vaccines by appointment.
Our next clinic this season will be on Saturday November 04, 2023
We welcome all of you to sign up. However, please note that due to the uncertainty of supply, priority will be given to patients of Queen East Medical Pharmacy and Magenta Health Clinic.
Kindly review the information in the Frequently Asked Questions section regarding our COVID-19 vaccine appointments prior to joining our waitlist.
If you would like to join our waitlist, please click here. We will continue to send out booking invitations based on the number of doses we receive.
Please contact us if you have any questions!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Do I need an appointment or can I just walk in?
To maintain the efficiency of workflow, we will offer COVID-19 vaccines by appointment. This will reduce the wait time for you and allow us to control our inventory better. For walk in patients, we can only give you the vaccine if we have extra doses.
Who can book an appointment for the booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine at your pharmacy?
Eligibility according to the Ontario government:
- People aged 5 and older. *The Chief Medical Officer of Health recommends that preference be given to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 70 and over receiving their booster dose, based on evidence of increased vaccine effectiveness in this age group.
- Health care workers
- Designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers)
- People who received two doses of AstraZeneca or one dose of Janssen (a complete series of a viral vector vaccine)
- First Nation, Inuit, and/or Métis adults and their household members
- People receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis)
- People taking immunosuppressant medications
When can I get the booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine?
The recommendation is 6 months (168 days) after your previous dose or known COVID infection, whichever one is later but you will be eligible 3 months after your previous dose if you are above the age of 12. For ages 5 to 11, the eligibility is at least 6 months after the previous dose.
Why do I need to bring proof that I am immunocompromised?
If you are receiving dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) or if you are taking immunosuppressant medications but not a patient at our pharmacy, you may want to bring an official list of medications because the recommended dose may be different for you.
Do you offer both Moderna and Pfizer vaccine at your pharmacy?
We do offer both Pfizer and Moderna in our location
Are the waitlist different for Moderna and Pfizer vaccine?
Yes. Because the availability is different so the waitlist will be vaccine specific.
Can I sign up on the waitlist for both Moderna and Pfizer vaccine?
Yes. You are welcome to sign up for both. You will receive different invitations to book based on vaccine availability but please only book a time for the vaccine that you want or else your appointment will be flagged as doubled and the system may cancel both appointments.
Why are most of your clinics on the weekend?
Most of our clinics will be on the weekend because we will be able to have more staff and use more exam rooms.
Do I need to fill out a consent form every time? I already did that before!
Yes. As per regulations, you will need to fill out the COVID-19 vaccination assessment and consent form every time prior to getting the vaccine. You will be receiving a link the day prior to your appointment so you may fill it out online. It is equivalent to the physical copy. We cannot start your appointment until the form is completed.
Can I still get my first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at your pharmacy?
We are currently only offering booster shots at our pharmacy.
I did not get my first or second dose in Ontario, can I get the COVID-19 vaccine at your pharmacy?
According to the Ontario government, individuals who have received a partial or complete COVID-19 vaccine series outside of Ontario or Canada should contact their local public health unit to have their COVID-19 immunization record documented prior to receiving any additional doses and for their vaccination receipts. All vaccine doses administered out of province (regardless of the vaccine product) should be reported, verified and documented by public health units. We will not be able to give you any COVID-19 vaccine until your record is entered into the provincial system.
How do I get priority if I am a patient of Queen East Medical Pharmacy?
If you are a patient of our pharmacy, the system will automatically recognize that and give you priority. No further action is required.
How do I get priority if I am only a patient of Magenta Health Clinic? Should I call you?
If you are a patient of Magenta Health Clinic but not a patient of our pharmacy, please sign up on the waitlist and send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your name and who your family physician is, we will give you priority. We are not able to do that over the phone as the waitlist is run remotely and the staff on site will not have the ability to change priority.
I still have questions. Can I contact you?
Yes! Please send us an email or give us a call. We would be happy to help you!