Jennifer French MPP for Oshawa

Government of Ontario

Vaccine Information

Updated: January 7, 2021

Booster eligibility extended to those 18 and older

As of Monday, December 20 at 8:00am individuals aged 18 and over are eligible to schedule their booster dose appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal, by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, select pharmacies and primary care settings. Appointments will be booked for approximately six months (168 days) after a second dose.

Vaccine bookings for 5-11-year-old's

The provincial booking site is open to children in the 5-11 age group. Families can also book at participating pharmacies, and select primary care providers. Please find more information about the Durham Region child clinics at Children 5 to 11 COVID-19 Immunization Clinic Calendar - Region of Durham

Parents can also call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

To book an appointment online, children must be turning five years old by the end of 2021 (born in 2016).

Children aged five to 11 (and turning age five in 2021) will receive the paediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine which is a slightly modified, lower dose (one-third the amount given to individuals aged 12 and over), in a two-dose series at a recommended interval of eight weeks between first and second doses.

If you have questions about the vaccine or the impacts of COVID on children in this age group, you can learn more at COVID-19 Vaccines - Region of Durham

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How to book a vaccine appointment:

Visit Ontario.ca/book-vaccine or call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

Find out how to book a vaccine appointment locally please visit Region of Durham - Book a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Online (durhamvaccinebooking.ca)

Help with the provincial online vaccine booking system

For help with your booking through the provincial online vaccine booking system, please call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line (available in more than 300 languages) at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired: 1-866-797-0007).

  • information is available in more than 300 languages
  • this line is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week
  • you may have to wait for an agent when call volumes are high

Updated eligibility for PCR testing

https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/1001387/updated-eligibility-for-pcr-testing-and-case-and-contact-management-guidance-in-ontario

About the vaccines

All COVID-19 vaccines are tested and approved for safety and are effective against serious illness, hospitalization and death as a result of COVID-19.

Durham Region Public Health fact-sheets:

Learn more about the federal government’s role in procuring and approving the vaccines here: 

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/vaccines