This Version Posted: September 16, 2022
Stay up-to-date on your COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines, especially boosters, help to reduce the risk of serious illness and hospitalization due to COVID-19.
NEW! Health Canada has approved a booster dose of the bivalent COVID-19 vaccine by Moderna. Review vaccine eligibility requirements before booking your appointment.
- Find current COVID-19 vaccination clinics in your area.
- Learn who is eligible for first, second, third and fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
- Have questions about COVID-19 Vaccine? Speak to a health professional.
- Received COVID-19 vaccines outside of Ontario? Learn how to register them here.
Approved COVID-19 Vaccines
- Moderna’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine is now approved for use in young children ages 6 months up to five years of age. Learn more about the vaccine and how to make an appointment for your child.
- Health Canada has approved a booster (third) dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 years. Booster doses for ages 5-11 are not yet available in this area, as the Health Unit awaits provincial guidance on its use. Check back for further updates soon.
- The mRNA COVID-19 vaccines remain the recommended ones to get and are available at most vaccination clinics. The two mRNA vaccines are: the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine and the Spikevax vaccine developed by Moderna.
- What You Need to Know About mRNA Vaccines – Public Health Ontario
- Two other COVID-19 vaccines — the Novavax (Nuvaxovid) vaccine and the Medicago Covifenz vaccine – have also been approved for use in Canada. Both are more traditional vaccines (neither is mRNA based).
- To get the Novavax COVID-19 vaccines, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 5020, and leave your full name and phone number. You must be a resident of Haliburton County, Northumberland County or the City of Kawartha Lakes. You will be called back to arrange an appointment for getting the vaccine. If you live outside these regions, please contact your local health unit/department.
- NOTE: The Medicago vaccine is not yet available in this area. Please check back for further updates.
- NOTE: The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine will no longer be provided to clients unless they produce a doctor’s note stating there are medical reasons why they cannot get any of the other COVID vaccines.
- Vaccines are safe, reliable and effective against COVID-19. Health Canada uses strict safety and quality requirements for regulating and approving vaccines. These same standards were applied to the COVID-19 vaccines.
Speak to a Health Professional About COVID-19 Vaccines
Make an appointment to talk with a doctor/nurse if you have questions or concerns about receiving the COVID- 19 vaccine. Access these free services:
- VaxFacts – Scarborough Health Network – Click here to book an appointment online or call 416-438-2911, ext. 5738, to speak to a doctor.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service – Sick Kids’ Hospital – Families with children can click here to book an appointment to speak to a pediatric Registered Nurse. You can also call 437-881-3505.