COVID 19 Vaccine Program
Find information for health care providers on the COVID-19 Vaccine Program for the current respiratory season.
This information is intended for health care professionals. Find more information about COVID-19 and how to access vaccination.
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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
- 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
|COVID‑19 Vaccine Guidance
|Guidance for health care providers administering COVID‑19 vaccines
|December 22, 2023
|COVID‑19 Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidance
|General and unique guidance for vaccine handling, storage, and transport of COVID‑19 vaccines
|December 22, 2023
Consent for COVID‑19 vaccination documents
|COVID‑19 Vaccine Consent Form
Used by health care providers to obtain consent from patients for the COVID‑19 vaccination
|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
|January 28, 2022
General immunization documents for patients
|COVID‑19 Vaccination in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Clinical Support Tool
|Information 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 breastfeeding
|January 25, 2022
|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 your local public health unit for questions regarding vaccine storage and handling, vaccine ordering or local distribution.
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