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COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) Information Guide

This guide is a living document. More content will be added as new information and resources become available and as the COVID-19 situation develops. Last updated: Oct 12, 2021

What's on this page:


""Am I eligible? Check before signing up:


Includes eligibility for qualifying groups, locations for city and hospital clinics.


More details about eligible groups in the Ontario - Vaccine Eligibility: 3-phase plan:

  • Phase 1: High-Risk Populations (Dec 2020-Mar 2021)
  • Phase 2: Mass Deliveries of Vaccines (Apr 2021-Jun 2021)
  • Phase 3: Steady State of Vaccine Delivery (Jul 2021 onwards)


From the Government of Canada. Information on vaccination rollout plans in each province/territory.

""How do I register or sign up for an appointment, or find drop-in clinics?:


Registration links for Toronto-area sites, including hospitals, immunization clinics, and pharmacy clinics.

From the University Health Network (UHN). Includes information for booking eligibility.

  • Indigenous communities support - Call Auntie (last update: May 31)
    • Online support for vaccine booking in Tkaronto's hospital, pharmacies, and Indigenous-led clinics
    • Indigenous communities now eligible to receive the second vaccine dose 3 weeks after receiving their first

    • Phone support available by calling 437-703-8703


Information to document your vaccine record  - for people who live in Toronto, and either received their vaccine in Toronto or received one dose of a two-dose vaccine outside Ontario.


List of Toronto-area and selected Ontario-wide vaccination clinics.

Where can I get vaccinated?

From the City of Toronto. A visualized map of COVID-19 Immunization Clinics.

(Images: Check, group, people, team, person, profile, user icon by Ben STAWARZ, Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

Clock, manage, schedule, time icon by Laura Reen, Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0))


More help for finding local appointments or drop-in vaccination clinics:

Note: These are community-based initiatives, or created by private companies - not officially affiliated with any provincial or municipal government or public health unit.

What You Need to Know about COVID Vaccines in Canada

After you've received 2 doses and are fully vaccinated:

(i.e. you have received the full series of a vaccine authorized in Canada at least 14 days ago)

Availability & Side Effects

Vaccines approved for use in Canada - At a Glance


Age Groups

Recommended Dosage

Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 Vaccine

12 years of age and older

2 doses

AstraZeneca Vaxzevria COVID-19 Vaccine

18 years of age and older

2 doses

Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 Vaccine

18 years of age and older

2 doses

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine

(not yet available in Canada)

18 years of age and older

1 dose

Development & Safety