FAQs about the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UTM

Aerial view of the vaccine clinic waiting area. Chairs are set in distance rows in a large gymnasium.

On this page, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about the following topics:

About the THP UTM RAWC Vaccine Clinic

Exterior view of the Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre
The clinic is located in the Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre at UTM.

Where is the clinic located? 

The THP UTM RAWC clinic is located on the UTM campus in the Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre (RAWC). The campus is located at 3359 Mississauga Road. The RAWC is located on Outer Circle Road, across from the parking structure.

When is the clinic open? 

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week, including holidays, by appointment only.

How do I make an appointment?

For information about making an appointment, please contact Peel Public Health:

As of April 12, 2021, groups prioritized for vaccinations include those who meet the following criteria:

  • All special education staff who live or work in Peel
  • Education staff who live or work in Peel hotspots
  • Adults 60 and older
  • Adults 50-59 that live in an identified hotspot community
  • Eligible health care staff
  • Indigenous adults 18 years and older
  • Individuals with the highest high-risk health conditions

For information about eligibility and booking your appointment, please visit the Trillium Health Partners website:  https://trilliumhealthpartners.ca/covid-19/A/vaccine.html#starthere

Peel Public Health is coordinating the mass vaccination rollout in the Region of Peel. Please visit the Peel Public Health website to view the plan and access the latest information on who can get the COVID-19 vaccine, how to book appointments and clinic locations.

Aerial view of the vaccination clinic. Rows of chairs, spaced appart, fill a larg gymnasium.Visiting the Clinic

What safety precautions should I know about?

The clinic, which is overseen by Peel Public Health and administered by Trillium Health Partners, will follow all necessary safety precautions and will protect the confidentiality of all personal health information. 

Do I need to wear a mask?

All visitors are asked to wear a mask the entire time they are at the vaccination site. The health-care professionals administering vaccinations will be wearing personal protective equipment and taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of those visiting the clinic.

Once I arrive at the RAWC, how long will it take to complete the vaccination process? 

Please allow at least 35 minutes in your schedule to complete the process from start to finish. You can expect to spend 5 minutes in the screening area; 5-10 minutes at the registration desk; 5 minutes receiving the vaccine itself; and 15 minutes in the post-vaccination monitoring area.

When will I get my vaccine? 

The provincial government is leading the vaccine rollout, guided by a framework that gives priority to those that are most vulnerable, such as long-term care residents, First Nations communities, frontline healthcare workers, location and and age. Decisions about when someone is offered a vaccine are determined by the provincial framework.  

The university does not make any decisions on priority access to vaccinations. 

Members of the U of T community – faculty, librarians, students, and staff – will be prioritized in the same way as other members of the public, as outlined in the province’s vaccine roll-out plan

Individuals in our community will fit into the Ontario Vaccine Framework in different categories. Their place in the framework will vary from our most senior alumni in long-term care homes to other U of T community members who are a range of ages.

Do I need a vaccine to come to campus? 

We will follow the guidance of the province when it comes to health and safety requirements.  

""Getting to the UTM Campus

How do I get to UTM? 

The campus is located at 3359 Mississauga Road and is accessible by public transit, Peel TransHelp and by car. 

Can I park there? 

Yes. Parking is available on the upper decks of the parking structure directly across from the RAWC, in lots P4 and P8. Parking is free in these designated areas only. 

map of clinic at UTM campus showing parking structures and accessible pathways

Is there accessible (barrier-free) parking? 

Yes, accessible (barrier-free) parking spaces are available on the upper level of the P8 parking structure, next to the pedestrian walkway.

Can I take a bus there? 

Yes. The UTM campus is served by public transit routes that stop outside of the Innovation Complex. Signs will direct transit passengers from the bus stop to the RAWC entrance, along an accessible pathway.

Can I drive there? 

Yes. Please enter campus using The Collegeway (south) entrance. Vehicles leaving campus will exit via the north entrance.

Driving directions to the UTM campus are as follows:

Traveling East on Hwy 401 

  • Exit Hwy 401 at Erin Mills Parkway 
  • Turn right (South) onto Erin Mills Parkway 
  • Turn left (East) onto Burnhamthorpe Road 
  • Turn right (South) onto Mississauga Road 
  • Enter campus at the Collegeway (south) entrance 
  • UTM is on your left-hand side 

Traveling East on the QEW 

  • Exit QEW at Mississauga Road 
  • Turn left onto service road to Mississauga Road 
  • Make left (North) onto Mississauga Road 
  • Cross Dundas Street W. 
  • Enter campus at the Collegeway (south) entrance 
  • UTM is on your right-hand side 

Traveling West on the QEW  

  • Exit QEW at Mississauga Road Turn left (North) onto Mississauga Road 
  • Cross Dundas Street W.  
  • Enter campus at the Collegeway (south) entrance 
  • UTM is on your right-hand side 

Traveling West on Hwy 401 

  • Exit Hwy 401 onto Hwy 403 West 
  • Exit Hwy 403 at Erin Mills Parkway 
  • Turn left (South) onto Erin Mills Parkway to Burnhamthorpe Road 
  • Turn left (East) onto Burnhamthorpe Road 
  • Turn right (South) on Mississauga Road 
  • Enter campus at the Collegeway (south) entrance 
  • UTM is on your left-hand side 

Accessibility Accommodations

I have accessibility needs. Can the clinic accommodate me? 

Yes. The THP UTM RAWC Clinic site is located on the ground floor of the Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre. The building is fully accessible to all visitors, including those with mobility needs. 

  • Accessible barrier-free parking spaces are located on the upper deck of Lot P8, next to the pedestrian pathway. 
  • An accessible drop-off bay is located directly in front of the doors to the RAWC. 
  • Accessible washroom facilities and family change stations are located directly adjacent to the clinic, in the RAWC lobby. 

I’m a primary caregiver for my loved one. Can I accompany the individual for their appointment?

Primary caregivers can accompany individuals provided they require accommodations as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), or the individual requires support for cognitive, communication, mobility, emotional or other care needs.

Is transportation to the clinic provided for older people?

Residents who have transportation barriers can use TransHelp to get to their vaccination appointment. Please follow booking procedures and call 905-791-1015 at least 48 hours in advance. You don’t need to be a TransHelp client to use this service.

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