July 22, 2021
Ontario is now in the process of implementing it's re-opening plan. For up to date information on what is open and what the restrictions are please see Ontario Re-Opening Plan 2021. IMD Medical continues to remain open for assessments by Drs. I. Martin and M. DaCambra. Prior to coming to the clinic for any reason, please take the Ontario COVID Self Assessment an follow any recommendations it provides.
March 10, 2021
The Government of Ontario has announced that select pharmacies across the province (including Toronto) will be administering the AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine to people aged 60-64. To find the location of other participating pharmacies and get information on how to pre-register, click below:
Ontario Pharmacy COVID Vaccine Pilot for those aged 60-64
March 3, 2021
We are currently still in Phase 1 of Ontario's COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution plan. This means that the vaccine will for now only be available to:
- Congregate living for seniors
- Health care workers
- Adults in First Nations, Métis and Inuit populations
- Adult chronic home care recipients
- Adults over 80 years old
There will be multiple vaccine administration locations including hospital site clinics, mobile teams, and mass vaccination clinics. How you will be able to get the vaccine depends on where you live. If you live in the Toronto area, you can begin pre-registration online or by telephone by clicking here:
Toronto Vaccination Centres
You can also get the latest information from the Ontario Ministry of Health and the City of Toronto by clicking below:
COVID-19 Vaccines for Ontario
Toronto COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Dr. Martin (as with the vast majority of Family Physicians in the city) does not currently have access to any vaccines and does not know if she will be getting any. At this time, you are advised to seek the vaccine by accessing the various government websites.
Ontario's three phase plan for vaccine implementation is underway and currently in Phase I. Distribution of the vaccine to most independently living seniors will begin in Phase II (March 2021). The remainder of Ontarians will be eligible for vaccination in Phase III (August 2021).
Dr. Martin has not received any direct information regarding when she will receive doses to be administered to her patients as of yet, but will notify those who qualify as soon as she does. For more general information regarding Ontario's COVID response and vaccination plan, see below.
COVID-19 updates for Ontario
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Ontario's Vaccine Distribution Plan - Jan 2021 (pdf download)
Message from the COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Task Force
On December 15, 2020 Ontario started to roll out it's three-phase COVID-19 vaccine implementation plan. The First Phase began Dec 15 and the initial 2500 doses were distributed to hospitals in Toronto and Ottawa to be administered to select staff and patients. Phase II is expected to begin in the first few months of 2021 and involves administering the vaccine to all health care workers, residents in long-term care homes, retirement homes, and home care patients with chronic conditions. During Phase III, the remainder of Ontarians who wish so will be eligible for vaccination. Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated once available.
Please click below for more complete information:
COVID-19 Vaccines for Ontario
Ontario's Vaccine Implementation Plan - Dec 2020 (pdf download)