COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

Covid-19 vaccinations: To book a COVID-19 immunization appointment, for either a first or second dose, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments page.

Second Doses: For information on second doses, including interchangeability of vaccines, visit the COVID-19 Information on Vaccine Second Doses page.

third Doses: For information on third doses visit the COVID-19 Information on Vaccine Third Doses page.

 

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The Ministry of Health's What to expect when you get a COVID-19 vaccine website also has a lot of helpful information, including what you need to know before, during and after a COVID-19 vaccination.

 

 

Ask Your Vaccine Questions

Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines? This is understandable as there is a lot of information out there and it can be challenging to navigate it all. Thankfully, there are services available that can provide one-on-one help. Choose the service that’s most appropriate for you.

TBDHU Ask a Nurse

Call (807) 625-5900 (ext. 5108 or press 4 when prompted) to speak to a nurse between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday or email vaccines@tbdhu.com.

Contact Ask a Nurse if you:

  • have a questions about the safety or effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines and can’t find credible information elsewhere.
  • are an international student or someone who has been immunized in another province/country and have questions about recording vaccines in Ontario or if you qualify as fully vaccinated.
  • have unique circumstances and would like to discuss options for accommodating your vaccine appointment.

SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service

Parents and caregivers who have questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children and youth can visit the SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service to book a confidential phone appointment with a SickKids clinician. Appointments can also be booked by phone by calling (437) 881-3505.

Contact SickKids if you:

  • have specific questions or concerns related to the COVID-19 vaccine for youth/children that you cannot find the answer to elsewhere.
  • have children/youth with complex medical histories or medical conditions (i.e. chronic illness) and would like to consult with a doctor regarding their unique circumstances.

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) Vax Facts Clinic

Visit Scarborough Health Network's Vax Facts page to book an appointment for a one-on-one phone consultation with a qualified SHN doctor or call (416) 438-2911 ext. 5738 to register by phone.

Contact the SHN VaxFacts Clinic if you:

  • have a complex medical history or medical condition and would like to consult with a doctor regarding your personal situation.

 

 

Summary Video

 

 

Current Vaccines

 

 

Vaccine Approval

 

 

Vaccine Effectiveness

 

 

Vaccine Safety

 

 

Getting Vaccinated

 

 

Vaccine Information for Individuals

*Disclaimer* The terms breast milk/breastfeed/breastfeeding are also known as chest milk/chestfeed/chestfeeding respectively and can be used interchangeably. Though the term mother is mostly used, it is meant to be inclusive of parents, caregivers, and significant others.

 

While waiting to be vaccinated, protect yourself from COVID-19 by following all infection prevention and control measures, especially staying home when ill and avoiding close contact with others.

Last Updated: 13/10/2021