North York General Hospital’s New Mandatory Vaccination Policy

North York General Hospital’s New Mandatory Vaccination Policy: Six Things You Should Know:

At North York General Hospital, we know how important and integral families, loved ones and caregivers can be to the social, emotional and physical well-being of our patients.

At the same time, we must balance this need with our commitment to create the safest possible environment for all our patients, vulnerable populations, community and team members. This means getting vaccinated for COVID-19, which is proven safe and effective at preventing outbreaks that could disrupt patient care.

Starting November 15, North York General is joining other hospitals in Ontario by requiring anyone visiting or accompanying a patient to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Here’s what you should know:

  1. Visitors will need to show proof of full vaccination in addition to passing onsite screening for symptoms and following public health measures like masking at the hospital and our community sites.
  2. Full vaccination means 14 days after receiving the second dose of a two-dose series or one dose of a single-dose series.
  3. Proof of vaccination can be downloaded from Ontario.ca/proofofvaccination
  4. Limited exemptions will apply for those with medical exemptions approved by NYGH, and for visitors of specific patient populations including children or youth under 18 years of age, patients in labour, or those with intellectual or developmental disabilities among others.
  5. People with approved exemptions must further consult with the patient’s care team to determine the safest way to proceed before arriving on site.
  6. The NYGH Seniors’ Health Centre is excluded from this policy as they are governed according to provincial guidance and directives for Long-Term Care Homes.

For more information, visit nygh.on.ca/EssentialCarePartnerandVisitorPolicy