COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccines that are approved and in Ontario at this time are being prioritized and distributed accordingly. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine priorities and distribution set by the Province of Ontario, please see the Ontario Vaccine Distribution Implementation Plan.


Health care providers can find the most up-to-date guidance from the Ministry of Health by accessing the COVID-19 Vaccine-Relevant Information and Planning Resources page.


COVID-19 Vaccines

  • Safe and effective vaccines will help protect us against COVID-19.
  • As of December 29, 2020, two vaccines are approved by Health Canada; Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.
  • Several other vaccines are currently under the process of approval by Health Canada.
  • Health Canada only approves a vaccine after a thorough review process. The safety requirements in clinical trials for the COVID-19 vaccine were just as strict as the regular process for any other vaccine.
  • After approval, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada monitor the ongoing safety and effectiveness of all approved vaccines.


Additional Information

Vaccines and Treatment for COVID-19: Progress - Government of Canada

What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Canada - Government of Canada

COVID-19 Vaccine-Relevant Information and Planning Resources - Ontario Ministry of Health

COVID-19 Vaccines - Centre for Effective Practice

Last Updated: 14/01/2021