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Online booking is back, updates about flu shots King City Medical
Nov 11, 2020

Updates: Portal vaccine-appointment sbooking is back, regular dose flu shots, high dose flu shots status.

Dear patients, here are some updates from our office:

Our portal now is back to its normal and you can book your flu shots and other vaccine shots with our nurse Mon-Sat.

Flu shots: We have less than 150 doses of the regular dose flu shot and about the same of the high-dose flu shots. So please tryto book you appointment ASAP. We have ordered more from the public health unit but no updates yet.

Shingrix  (Shingles vaccine) provided by the Ministry for patients between 65-70-year-old: We have received limited number so eligible patient can book their appointment, first come first serve and once we ran out of them we will update the patients that are booked (esp if you do this on the portal) about the need to reschedule. Our patients younger than 65 y/o or  71 y/o and older are not covered and they need to pay for their two doses of Shingrix.

As COVID-19 second wave surges, we like to emphasize that our office is open (as it has been since the beginning of the pandemic). But as we are working to reduce the exposure of our patients (when they come to the office) and the exposure of our staff, we ask/remind our patients to start with a virtual appointment with your doctor and then an office visit will be arranged if needed. Also a gentle reminder to text us on 647-515-9222 when you arrive outside or ring the bell to let us know that you are outisde for your appointment, picking/dropping forms, inquiring...etc. Please do not walk into the office withour prior permission from our receptionist for your own protection and to protect other patients in the waiting area or exiting our office.

We wish everyone to be safe and healthy.

King Clinic Inc. - King City Medical


Updates on flu shots availability and others. King City Medical
Oct 28, 2020

We like to inform all our patients that the flu shots are available since Monday, Oct 26. We received a Good amount of high as well as regular dose flu shots from the Public Health unit!

You can book your appointment on the portal, or phone the office for the appointment. We will offer them as well on Saturdays.

We apologize for the late communication as we had a technical problem that affected our communication and office flow management on Oct 26.

Other updates:

A video doorbell was installed on the right side of our main entrance to be used by our patients that can not text, you can use our door ring system and our staff will be able to see and speak to you. Our patients that text us and we let them in, no need to use the doorbell. We like to take the chance of this update and remind our patients to text or ring the doorbell and speak to our receptionist before getting to the office. No exceptions in getting permission before entering the office especially after opening our waiting area to our patients.

As temperatures are dropping, our waiting area is open to accommodate four patients in-door with seats 6 feet apart. We are working on creating another waiting area in one of the exam rooms so in the cold days we will be able to accommodate 8 patients. These areas are designated only for patients and in very limited occasions we will allow one accompanying person. 

Happy Halloween! As we are three days away from Halloween, we like to remind our patients with the recommendations of the public health. For our patients that are living in York, Toronto and Peel Region, traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating is not recommended. Consider alternative ways to celebrate instead, such as:

  • encouraging kids to dress up and participate in virtual activities and parties
  • organizing a candy hunt with people living in your household
  • carving pumpkins
  • having a movie night or sharing scary stories
  • decorating front lawns

We really appreciate your support, understanding and cooperation which has helped us to stay open and to serve you in a safe environment for everyone (patients, staff and doctors) during these unprecedented times.

We wish everyone to be safe and in good health and spirit!

King Clinic Inc. - King City Medical.

 

Regular dose flu shots appointments King City Medical
Oct 21, 2020

Dear patients, we have only 23 available doses of regular dose flu shots which will be used for patients booked with our nurse tomorrow (Oct 22nd) from 9:00 am till 11:45 am. If you have a flu shot appointment booked from tomorrow 12:00 noon time and thereafter please consider these appointments cancelled and please reschedule once we send out notification of the availability of the flu shots. The public health was processing orders from Oct 7th as of this morning and our order for second shipment was put on Oct 9th. We hope we will get them by Friday but we have no control and public health units are managing a huge demand from all family medicine offices. So for our patients booked for flu shots on Friday stay tuned for the updates tomorrow about the availability as if we do not get the vaccines by Friday, your appointment will be cancelled as well.

We really apologize for the inconvenience but ,as all of you are seeing, Ministry of Health is dealing with an extraordinary flu season/COVID-19 season overlap.

Stay tuned for further updates re our flu shots availability. We wish you accept our sincere apology for the inconvenience this change might cause!

King Clinic- King City Medical