COVID-19 Vaccine Facts

Covid-19 vaccinations: To book a COVID-19 immunization appointment or to find out about walk-in opportunities, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments page.

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

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

booster Doses: For information on booster doses, visit the Information on COVID-19 Vaccine Booster 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

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.



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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.

You can receive other vaccines when you get the COVID-19 vaccine. Based on updated guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), COVID-19 vaccines may be given at the same time as, or any time before or after, other vaccines, including live or non-live vaccines.


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: 21/01/2022