Proof of vaccination 

Starting September 22, proof of vaccination will be required along with photo I.D. to enter a Town recreation facility. Exemptions/exceptions apply. View our FAQ’s below for more information.

Region of York provides grace period for children turning 12

The Regional Municipality of York added an amendment to the Letter of Instruction that went into effect on Friday, October 1, 2021, requiring individuals 12 years of age and older to provide proof of vaccination when participating in indoor organized sports

The updated Letter of Instruction, which comes into effect on Saturday, January 1, 2022, provides children who turn 12-years-old in 2022 a grace period of 12 weeks (three months) from the date of their birthday, during which they will not be required to show proof of vaccination at indoor sports and recreation facilities

This grace period provides children turning 12 in 2022 significant time to complete their full COVID-19 vaccination series (two doses), while continuing to participate in indoor sports activities. Once an individual reaches 12 weeks after their birthday, they must provide proof of vaccination in accordance with the Letter of Instruction.

COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5 to 11 year olds

Bookings will open for COVID-19 vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 8 a.m. Clinics will be located at schools, pop-up locations and community clinics across York Region.
Appointments are required.
Book online beginning Tuesday, November 23 at 8 a.m. and learn more at York Region's Vaccination page.

COVID-19 Third/Booster Dose Vaccinations 

Ontario offers a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine for vulnerable populations based on evidence of gradual waning immunity and a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to moderately and severely immunocompromised populations.

  • A booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine is available at least six months (168 days) after receipt of the second dose for the following eligible groups:
    • Vulnerable older adults in congregate living settings
    • Individuals 70 years of age and older
    • Health Care Workers and Designated Essential Caregivers as identified by the Ministry of Health
    • First Nations, Inuit and Metis and non-indigenous household members age 16 and older
    • Those who received a complete series of viral vector vaccine (e.g., two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine)
  • For moderately to severely-immunocompromised individuals, as identified by the Ministry of Health, a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is offered at an interval of two months (56 days), with a minimum interval of 28 days, after the last dose of the initial primary series.

FAQ's

Who is considered fully vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated after receiving the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by World Health Organization (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series)

They received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before providing the proof of being fully vaccinated.

As of Sept 16, 2021, Health Canada has approved:

2 doses: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD

1 dose: Janssen/Johnson & Johnson

mRNA vaccine: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna

How do I show proof of vaccination?

To show proof of vaccination you must provide valid government identification with the name and date of birth along with the vaccination receipt or by way of an approved electronic application of a vaccine certificate with QR code.

Vaccination receipts and QR codes can be downloaded or printed through the COVID-19 vaccination provincial portal or obtained by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

What type of identification is required?

Validation of identification is undertaken to ensure that the vaccination receipt offered by the patron belongs to them. Government issued identification must include the name of the identification holder and the date of birth. Photo identification is not required.

Examples of identification documents that may be used to confirm the identity of the holder of the vaccine receipt include:

  • Birth certificate
  • Citizenship card
  • Driver’s licence
  • Government (Ontario or other) issued identification card, including health card
  • Indian Status Card /Indigenous Membership Card
  • Passport
  • Permanent Resident card
 Do I need to provide proof of vaccination to enter a recreation facility?

Yes - proof of vaccination will be required to be shown by everyone 12 years of age and older (born 2009 or earlier) to enter a Town recreation facility. 

Exemptions:

Exemptions will be permitted for:

  • Unvaccinated individuals with medical exemptions
  • Anyone ages 0 to 11 who are participating or spectating in any activity

Clinical Trial exemption

  • Anyone currently participating in a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial that is authorized by Health Canada (clinical trial exemption)
  • Person must provide a “Statement of Exemption due to Participation in a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial”.

Medical exemptions

  • Must provide a doctor or nurse’s note that confirms the person has a medical reason for not being fully vaccinated and the time-period for the medical reason
  • The name of the person in the written documentation must match the identification provided. The physician’s or registered nurse is complete and includes:
    • Name and contact information of the physician or registered nurse in the extended class;
      • Logo or letterhead identifying the physician or registered nurse in the extended class;
      • Statement that there is a medical reason for the individual’s exemption from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19; and
      • Any effective time-period for the medical reason which includes the date the patron is seeking access to the business or organization.
Do I need to provide proof of vaccination to enter Aurora Town Hall to pay a bill or visit Access Aurora?

No – residents are not required to provide proof of vaccination to use the services provided by Access Aurora at Aurora Town Hall.

How can I get my proof of vaccination receipt?

To access your vaccination receipts or download the QR code visit Ontario's COVID-19 vaccination system. Individuals unable to access the receipt through this system can call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

Will all staff at the Town of Aurora be vaccinated?

Yes – All Town staff will be required to receive two doses of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine under the Town’s mandatory vaccination policy, unless they provide proof of a medical exemption.

Do I need to wear a mask in Town Facilities if I am fully vaccinated?
Yes – All health and safety requirements will continue to apply at our facilities including screening, masks or face coverings and physical distancing. 

What recreation programs require proof of vaccination?

Anyone ages 12 and older must provide proof of vaccination to participate in our programs or to spectate at any activity or accompanying a child to an activity.

What recreation programs DO NOT require proof of vaccination?

Anyone ages 0 to 11 who are participating or spectating in any activity.

Where can I get my vaccine?

Visit York Regions vaccination clinics page for a list of clinics in your area.

What are the medical exemptions?

Exemptions will be permitted for:

  • Unvaccinated individuals with medical exemptions
  • Anyone ages 0 to 11 who are participating or spectating in any activity

Clinical Trial exemption

  • Anyone currently participating in a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial that is authorized by Health Canada (clinical trial exemption)
  • Person must provide a “Statement of Exemption due to Participation in a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial”.

Medical exemptions

  • Must provide a doctor or nurse’s note that confirms the person has a medical reason for not being fully vaccinated and the time-period for the medical reason
  • The name of the person in the written documentation must match the identification provided. The physician’s or registered nurse is complete and includes:
    • Name and contact information of the physician or registered nurse in the extended class;
      • Logo or letterhead identifying the physician or registered nurse in the extended class;
      • Statement that there is a medical reason for the individual’s exemption from being fully vaccinated against COVID-19; and
      • Any effective time-period for the medical reason which includes the date the patron is seeking access to the business or organization.

Is proof of vaccination required for outdoor events?

No

Update From York Region Public Health

York Region Public Health is transitioning to smaller mobile and pop-up clinics. 

Visit York Region's COVID-19 vaccine page for a list of pop-up clinics near you.

Vaccination Clinics

There are various clinic types available to meet the diverse needs of York Region residents. View York Region's Vaccination Clinics page to review each eligible group and select the clinic most appropriate for you.

Continue to follow all public health measures

You must continue to follow all public health measures even after getting vaccinated: practice physical distancing, wear a mask when required, wash your hands frequently and stay home if you are unwell.

Please note: you should wait 14 days before receiving the COVID-19 vaccine if you have received another type of vaccine.

For more information on COVID Vaccination Clinics visit York Regions Vaccination Clinics webpage.

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