Guidance for Unvaccinated/ Partially Vaccinated Individuals

In Ontario, an individual is considered fully vaccinated if they have received:
  • The full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines,
  • One or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or
  • Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada;


  • They received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago.

An individual is previously positive if:

  • they were a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 within the last 90 days and they have been since cleared from their initial infection.


The guidance below applies to all individuals who are not fully vaccinated or previously positive based on the above definitions, including those who are partially vaccinated. It also includes the following:

  • residents of long-term care homes
  • residents of retirement homes
  • residents of high-risk congregate living setting
  • patients admitted to health care settings
  • individuals who are severely immunocompromised


Continue to Follow All Public Health Measures

For now, and until scientific experts say it’s safe to stop, it is important for everyone to continue to follow the advice of public health officials. This includes following all public health measures, like staying home when sick, getting tested when you have symptoms, keeping 2 metres distance from others, wearing a mask and washing hands often.


Specific Guidance

Last Updated: 19/10/2021