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North York Toronto Health Partners 
Primary Care Network

  • Click here to download a PDF copy of these resources and information.
  • Click here for Ontario Health information on fall/winter illness season supports available to primary care physicians. (French version)

COVID-19 vaccine, testing and therapeutics

COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccines are available through:

  • Community pharmacies - click here for a list of pharmacies providing paediatric (under 5 yrs and under 2 yrs) COVID-19 vaccines across Toronto. Availability may change so clients should call ahead to confirm. 
  • Health care providers enrolled in TPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program
  • Homebound COVID-19 vaccinations

Health care providers enrolled in TPH’s COVID-19 vaccination program

Homebound COVID-19 vaccinations

New referrals are required and there is an emphasis on ensuring clients are truly homebound as staffing resources are limited this year.

COVID-19 Testing

Free rapid antigen tests are available at some locations in Toronto.

Publicly funded PCR or rapid molecular testing are available for selected eligible groups.

Refer eligible groups with COVID symptoms to COVID assessment centers and/or testing locations.

COVID-19 Therapeutics

COVID-19 Treatment

  • COVID-19 Treatment | Ontario Health - Health care providers can find information on the use of select drug therapies for the management of adult patients with confirmed COVID-19 across all disease severities



Influenza vaccine

Organizations must apply annually to provide vaccines through the MOH’s UIIP unless they receive other publicly funded vaccines (excluding the COVID-19 vaccine). 

·         TPH Influenza Information for Health Professionals 

·         MOHLTC 2023/2024 Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)

RSV vaccine

NACI guidelines are still pending.

Arexvy is publicly funded in Ontario for those 60 years and older living in long-term care homes, Elder Care Lodges, and for some retirement home residents.

Arexvy is available to purchase from community pharmacies with a doctor’s prescription.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): vaccines in adults 60 years of age and older| Toronto Public Health

Recommendations: Clinical Considerations for the Co-administration of RSV, COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccines Among Older Adults in Long-term Care Facilities | Public Health Ontario

Toronto Public Health Vaccine Summary (COVID-19, Influenza and RSV) Table

Patient resources

Some links you may find helpful for patients and families regarding viral illnesses during the cold season.

  • Click here for a resource to share with patients on where to go for care in North York.
  • Click here to access information flyers to share with patients and your community on access to COVID and flu vaccines, COVID rapid testing and how to manage symptoms at home. The flyers are available in Arabic, English, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Ukrainian. 
  • A more detailed patient resource is also available.

Tips for managing symptoms at home - advice for parents and caregivers

Respiratory Viruses: Information for Parents & Caregivers | Toronto Public Health

Cough | AboutKidsHealth

Fever | AboutKidsHealth

Flu | AboutKidsHealth

Viral gastroenteritis | AboutKidsHealth

Influenza resources

Flu (influenza): Get your flu shot | Public Health Agency of Canada

The flu  | Ontario Ministry of Health

Influenza (Flu) Fact Sheet | Toronto Public Health

COVID-19 resources

COVID-19: What to Do if You Have Symptoms | Toronto Public Health

RSV resources

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (in children) | Ontario Ministry of Health

Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV): vaccines in adults 60 years of age and older | Toronto Public Health

Mental health support resources for health care professionals

Working on the frontlines takes a toll.

Feelings of stress, grief or burnout are all normal responses under these conditions. Ontario Health has created materials to raise awareness about mental health supports tailored to health care workers’ needs during this challenging time.

You can use these resources to:

  • Connect health care workers with mental health supports
  • Increase the visibility and awareness of supports that are available.

Click here to access the resources.

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