COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
Ensuring quick and safe immunization of Ontarians as vaccines become available
Our government is continuing to expand Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
As of 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2021, youth aged 12 and over across Ontario will be eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system and call centre, as well as at select pharmacies administering the Pfizer vaccine. To book an appointment online, these individuals must already be 12 years old as of the date of their booking.
Across the province, our government is also continuing to expand access to the vaccine through a variety of channels. As of today, an additional 600 pharmacies across the province will begin offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to individuals aged 18 and over, as well as to individuals who are aged 17 turning 18 in 2021. In the coming days, additional pharmacies will begin offering the Moderna vaccine to individuals 18 and over.
In addition, priority populations who were previously only able to book via the provincial call centre will now also be able to book online, including individuals with the highest risk health conditions, child care workers in licenced child care settings and education workers who provide direct support to students with special education needs.
When booking an appointment, individuals will be asked for information from their green Ontario health card, birth date, postal code and email address and/or phone number. At the time of booking, eligible individuals will schedule their first and second vaccination appointments.
For individuals who still have a red and white health card, do not have internet access or require assistance with booking, please call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488, open Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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COVID-19 VACCINATION IMPLEMENTATION
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Many have expressed interest in knowing how the vaccination distribution and administration process works. To help you better understand the process, below is a simple infographic that lists the roles and responsibilities of the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, and the local vaccine administration site.
Authorize vaccines for use in Canada
Procure vaccines and related supplies
Work with vaccine manufacturers to ensure safe and timely delivery to provinces and territories
Provide scientific guidance on vaccine use
Ongoing monitoring of vaccine safety
Distribute vaccines and supplies received from the Government of Canada
Prioritize rollout across Ontario
Tracking volumes of vaccines administered
Receive and store vaccine
Manage booking of vaccinations of priority populations
Distribute and administer vaccines
Plan for vaccination administration rollout within the region based on the province's plan, and contingent on federal supply
safety store vaccine received from the Province of Ontario
ONTARIO'S COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION PLAN
SIMCOE MUSKOKA DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT'S
LOCAL COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION PLAN
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