COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION
Ensuring quick and safe immunization of Ontarians as vaccines become available
Our government has reached yet another incredible milestone in our vaccine rollout – over 85 per cent of Ontarians aged 12 and over have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine!
Unvaccinated individuals are 24 times more likely to be hospitalized and 43 times more likely to be in ICU, than fully vaccinated Ontarians. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19 and the Delta variant. As the province continues to confront the fourth wave driven by the Delta variant, we are requiring Ontarians to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings starting September 22, 2021.
We continue to encourage all Ontarians to support family and friends who may need assistance. Together, we can ensure that even more Ontarians benefit from the protection against COVID-19 and variants offered by all Health Canada approved vaccines.
Individuals can visit How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment (ontario.ca) where they will be guided to the provincial booking system.
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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Provincial Booking System
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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