COVID-19

check daily for updates

Printable copies of clinic policies during the Covid-19 outbreak are posted under each of the physicians profiles.  

 

Vaccinations are now available if you are 60+ and live in Toronto, regardless of health status (06APR21)

Follow this process:

If you are aged 60+ and live in Toronto, you can now book COVID-19 vaccine appointments at a community clinic (associated with our clinic) using this link or call 1-888-385-1910.  

  1. Scroll down to the Community Vaccine Clinic at the West End YMCA
  2. In the priority area choose "60 years and older" (including anyone turning 60 later in 2021); you can book now if you are 60+ regardless of health status.

Age 50 and older (regardless of medical history) living in a high risk postal code can now book at one of the hospital clinics using this link or call 1-888-385-1910.

  • St. Michael’s Hospital: M4X, M5A, M5B 
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital: M6K, M6N, M8V, M9A, M9B, M9C, M9R, M9V, M9W
  • University Health Network: M5V, M6E, M6H
  • CAMH: M5V, M6E, M6H, M6K, M6N, M8V
  • Michael Garron Hospital: M4H, M1L, M3C, M4A, M1K, M1M, M1J
  • North York General Hospital: M2J, M2M, M2R, M3A, M3C, M3H, M4A
  • Humber River Hospital: Live in their catchment area (South of Steeles Avenue, North of Eglinton Avenue, East of Humber River/ Islington Avenue, West of Bathurst Street)
  • Englemount-Lawrence Vaccination Clinic: M2J, M2M, M2R, M3A, M3C, M3H, M3J, M3K, M3L, M3M, M3N, M4A, M4X, M5A, M5B, M5N, M6A, M6B, M6L, M6M, M9L, M9M, M9N, M9P

Any of the following are eligible for vaccines, regardless of age can now book at one of the hospital clinics using this link or call 1-888-385-1910.

  • Frontline health care workers inhigh/very high/highest risk groups.
  • Residents, staff, and essential caregivers in long term care homes, retirement homes, and assisted living.
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit adults (age 16 and older).
  • Adults receiving chronic home care (will receive a letter if eligible).
  • Faith Leaders (e.g. end of life care, care of deceased, home visits, care in health care and vulnerable settings).
  • Transplant recipients and those receiving active cancer treatment (excluding individuals receiving solely hormonal or radiation therapy).

   Individuals with the following health conditions:

  • Neurological diseases where your breathing may be compromised (e.g. motor neuron disease, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis)
  • Blood or bone marrow cancer diagnosed in past year
  • Very severe kidney disease with eGFR less than 30 (You would have a kidney specialist called a “nephrologist” or may be on dialysis)
  • Obesity (Body mass index greater than 40)
  • Other treatments causing immunosuppression (e.g. chemotherapy, immunity weakening medications - e.g. oral steroids, biologic agents)
  • Intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g. Down syndrome)
  • Caregivers (up to one caregiver accompanying an individual with the health conditions listed above)

All others- you can see if you are now eligible for vaccination through province-wide clinics using this link or call 1-833-943-3900.

It is our understanding the age groups will be dropping quickly, keep checking back for updates.

Time to second vaccine- As per the Government of Ontario- 'Increasing the time between first and second doses allows more Ontarians to get the benefit of immunity from a first dose while the vaccine supply continues to be limited. Research and real world experience have shown that with even a single dose of the vaccine, there’s protection from severe complications, hospitalization and death due to COVID-19'.  Contrary to the government's plan, we recommend, if at all possible, that you receive your second dose of vaccine according to the manufacturers’ recommendations, despite the current four month wait time, especially if you are elderly or immune-compromised.  

We do not have any COVID-19 vaccines stored at Maple Leaf Medical Clinic. 


To learn more about go to Ontario's COVID-19 vaccine program.

Dear Patients (updated 31MAR21)

As you know, the province continues to try to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to the residents of Ontario. COVID-19 is the term used to describe the respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (2019 coronavirus).

Many measures remain in place in order to slow the spread of this virus in Canada. Fortunately most cases of infection are mild or moderate in severity and require no treatment at all, just rest and staying at home.  However, COVID-19 can be a serious illness for some.

Here is video to understand more about the virus.

We DO NOT HAVE the Astra Zeneca Vaccine or ANY BRAND of COVID-19 Vaccine nor do we have any idea if we will.  Maple Leaf Medical Website will update you as soon as we have more information.

Mental Health & COVID-19 Tips & Links

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions.  

Extraordinary measures have taken place in order to slow the spread of the virus in Canada.  Residents of Ontario have been asked to stay at home.  This can produce new stress and anxiety especially for those who live in close quarters.  

Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:

  • Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your loved ones.
  • Changes in sleep or eating patterns.
  • Difficulty sleeping or concentrating.
  • Worsening of chronic health problem.
  • Increased use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

Should People With HIV Get The COVID-19 VACCINE? (Updated 29MAR21)

Dr Mona & The CDC Say: YES!!!


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that "mRNA COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to people with underlying medical conditions provided they have not had a severe or immediate allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine". 

Who Should Wear a Face Mask? (updated 18JAN21)

 

Wear a non-medical mask or face covering to prevent COVID-19 spread

Chief Medical Officer 03NOV20 Communication: Use of Non-Medical Masks by The Public.

Strong public health actions are needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

To protect yourself and others, wear a non-medical mask or face covering when:

  • you're in public and you might come into close contact with others
  • you're in shared indoor spaces with people from outside your immediate household
  • advised by your local public health authority

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