The COVID-19 Vaccine Program offers COVID-19 vaccines free of charge to all individuals 6 months of age and older who live, work or go to school in Ontario.

Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program aims to ensure as many Ontarians as possible are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines for the purposes of protecting individuals against severe COVID-19 disease, including hospitalization and death.

At this time, the seasonality of COVID-19 is not fully known and it has not yet been determined whether people will need an additional COVID-19 vaccine dose at a set time period (for example every 6 months). Current recommendations are based on age and health status.

Health equity remains a cornerstone and a priority of Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program. Sustained, culturally safe and community centred efforts need to be prioritized to:

  • ensure ongoing access to vaccines for Indigenous, racialized and marginalized populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19 due to disparities in the social determinants of health including systemic barriers to accessing health care
  • promote people staying up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccination against COVID-19 is important given the potential for co-circulation of other respiratory diseases (such as influenza and RSV). Preventing COVID-19 is important to:

  • protect individual health and the health of families and communities
  • protect and mitigate impacts on our health care system

The documents below provide guidance to health care providers on administering COVID-19 vaccines, as well as information you can share with your patients about vaccination.

General immunization documents for immunizers and vaccine clinics

Document titleDescriptionDate
COVID‑19 Vaccine GuidanceGuidance for health care providers administering COVID‑19 vaccinesApril 8, 2024

COVID‑19 Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidance

General and unique guidance for vaccine handling, storage, and transport of COVID‑19 vaccinesJune 20, 2024

Consent for COVID‑19 vaccination documents

Document titleDescriptionDate
COVID‑19 Vaccine Consent Form

Used by health care providers to obtain consent from patients for the COVID‑19 vaccination

COVID‑19 Vaccine Consent Form — French language

October 6, 2022
Consent for Collection of Sociodemographic Data

Used by health care providers to obtain consent from patients and substitute decision makers to support data collection on the vaccine roll-out

Documents in other languages

January 28, 2022

General immunization documents for patients

Document titleDescriptionDate
COVID‑19 Vaccination in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Clinical Support ToolInformation tool that can be used by health care providers to counsel patients, to help them make an informed decision about COVID‑19 vaccination during pregnancy and breastfeedingJanuary 25, 2022

Vaccine hesitancy

Document titleDescriptionDate
Vaccine Hesitancy Resources for Children and Adults 

Resources that health care provider can share with patients to help support vaccination, reduce needle fear, and prepare individuals for vaccination

September 20, 2022

Contact information

Contact your local public health unit for questions regarding vaccine storage and handling, vaccine ordering or local distribution.


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