This Version Posted: September 22, 2021
The time is right for youth to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Individuals aged 12** to 17 years (including children turning 12 years old before the end of 2021) are encouraged to get their first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This will ensure they are better protected from the virus when school resumes. Click here on where to get your vaccine.
The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use in individuals aged 12 to 17 and the vaccine is available at Health Unit’s clinics.
- NEW! If you’re 12-17 years of age (or turning 12 years or age in 2021) and had or are getting your COVID-19 vaccine, win prizes by entering our #StickItToCOVID contest.
- NEW! – As of Sept. 22, 2021, Ontario will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend select non-essential businesses and indoor settings. Get full details here.
Youth can get the vaccine the following ways:
- Attend any COVID-19 vaccine clinic in the area. For a list of clinic dates, times and locations, visit here.
- Book an appointment through the online Provincial Booking System or by calling 1-833-943-3900.
- Arrange an appointment at participating pharmacy locations.
- Walk-in to any of the scheduled mobile clinics
What you need to know:
- Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be administered for youth ages 12 to 17 years.
- Some local pharmacies may also provide youth vaccinations and should be contacted directly to book appointments.
- As well, primary health care providers may also offer vaccinations to their younger patients and their families.
- In Ontario, the second dose for vaccines is now given at 28 days after the first dose for anyone 12 years and older.
- A Dose of Prevention – HKPR video
- Medical Officer of Health Dr. Natalie Bocking
- COVID-19 Vaccines for Ontario Youth
- Olympic gold medalist Alex Kopacz shares his personal COVID-19 story – Middlesex-London Health Unit
- Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccines for Youth
- Safety and Efficacy of COVID-19 Vaccines for Youth – Q&A – Ontario Government
- Ministry of Health
- COVID-19 Vaccine Questions: Ask the Experts Video Series – Public Health Agency of Canada