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York has paused its Vaccination Mandate policy

Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and approved by Health Canada.  

York strongly recommends that everyone receives a completed vaccine series, including updated booster(s), when eligible. All community members are responsible for keeping their vaccination status up-to-date on YU Screen. While York’s COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate policy is currently paused, the University continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 as well as public health guidelines to remain in a state of preparedness so that we can quickly resume any necessary measures.

Go to the Ontario vaccine site to check vaccine eligibility and to book an appointment, or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Center at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired: 1-866-797-0007).

If you are an international student, visit the York International website for information on vaccination and quarantine requirements. Information on federal travel restrictions or requirements can be found on the Government of Canada website. Individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario are strongly encouraged to follow this guidance to have their vaccine records registered with the province. 

Vaccination Events at York 

York is partnering with the Ministry of Health and public health units to make access to vaccines easy and convenient for our community members, including through the following upcoming clinics.

Keele Campus

Tuesday, Sept. 13 to Thursday, Sept. 15
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Central Square

Vaccines available: Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, Monkeypox vaccine, Meningococcal vaccine, Human Papillomavirus vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine

How to access: Walk-ins only

Eligibility: For Monkeypox vaccine availability, visit the City of Toronto's website. Details about other free vaccines can be found on Toronto Public Health's website.

Glendon Campus

Wednesday, Sept. 14 to Thursday, Sept. 15
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Centre of Excellence

Vaccines available: Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, Monkeypox vaccine, Meningococcal vaccine, Human Papillomavirus vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine

How to access: Walk-ins only

Eligibility: For Monkeypox vaccine availability, visit the City of Toronto's website. Details about other free vaccines can be found on Toronto Public Health's website.

Markham Campus

Saturday, Sept. 10 
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival, Aaniin Community Centre

Vaccines available: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (adult and pediatric doses)

How to access: Book an appointment or walk-ins are also welcome. 

TTC is partnering to offer pop-up vaccination clinics inside subway stations.

Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16, 2022 (partnering with Toronto Public Health)
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, or until vaccine supplies run out each day

York University Station, concourse level, 120 Ian MacDonald Boulevard, North York
For more information visit: https://www.ttc.ca/covid-19/vaccination-pop-ups

Thursday, September 22 and Friday, September 23, 2022 (partnering with Toronto Public Health)
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, or until vaccine supplies run out each day

York University Station, concourse level, 120 Ian MacDonald Boulevard, North York
For more information visit: https://www.ttc.ca/covid-19/vaccination-pop-ups

Vaccination FAQs

Log into YU Screen using your Passport York credentials. Under the “Start Screening” button, select “Vaccine Record.” You will be asked to respond to a series of questions on your vaccination status and must upload proof for your status to be recorded with the University.

York University follows the guidance of the Ministry of Health in defining fully vaccinated. York strongly recommends that everyone receives a completed vaccine series, including updated booster(s), when eligible.

All community members should keep their vaccination status up-to-date on YU Screen, including those who are unvaccinated.

No. Effective May 1, 2022 (May 4 for those in Osgoode), approved exemptions are not required for those who are not fully vaccinate and seeking to access campus.