Marit Stiles MPP for Davenport

Government of Ontario

Vaccine Information

Updated: April 7, 2022

 

Booster Eligibility for 4th Dose

Starting Thursday, April 7, 2022, Ontario has expanded eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 60 and over as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over. Fourth doses are being offered at a recommended interval of 5 months after receiving the last booster.

Eligible individuals will be able to book their fourth dose appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, directly through public health units that use their own booking systems, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, participating pharmacies, and participating primary care settings.

Walk-in booster dose appointments for youth aged 12-17

As of Tuesday February 15th, Toronto Public Health (TPH) is now offering walk-in availability to receive a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for residents aged 12 to 17 years old at all five city-run immunization clinics.

Children in this age group are eligible for a third dose if approximately six months or 168 days have passed since they received their second dose.

Click here for more information and to book.

Booster eligibility extended to those 18 and older

As of Monday, December 20 at 8:00am individuals aged 18 and over are eligible to schedule their booster dose appointment through the COVID-19 vaccination portal, by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, select pharmacies and primary care settings. Appointments will be booked for approximately six months (168 days) after a second dose.

Vaccine bookings for 5-11 year olds

The provincial booking site is open to children in the 5-11 age group. Families can also book at participating pharmacies, and select primary care providers. Toronto Public Health's Team Toronto Kids rollout plan also includes school-based vaccine clinics to be announced soon, as well as 5 city-run clinics. Parents can also call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

To book an appointment online, children must be turning five years old by the end of 2021 (born in 2016).

Children aged five to 11 (and turning age five in 2021) will receive the paediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine which is a slightly modified, lower dose (one-third the amount given to individuals aged 12 and over), in a two-dose series at a recommended interval of eight weeks between first and second doses.

If you have questions about the vaccine or the impacts of COVID on children in this age group, you can learn more here.

How to book a vaccine appointment:

Visit Ontario.ca/book-vaccine or call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

Find a local pharmacy offering the vaccine here. 

Local drop-in and pop-up clinics are listed here as we hear about them.

Help with the provincial online vaccine booking system

For help with your booking through the provincial online vaccine booking system, please call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line (available in more than 300 languages) at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired: 1-866-797-0007).

  • information is available in more than 300 languages
  • this line is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week
  • you may have to wait for an agent when call volumes are high

Where to get free COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits in Davenport

Here is a list of locations in Davenport distributing free rapid antigen tests from the province starting Feb. 9.

Symington Drugs

333 Symington Ave

Walmart

  Dufferin Mall

Bloordale Pharmacy

1290 Bloor St W

Food Basics

 830 Lansdowne Ave

Healthcare Mart

 1173 Queen St W

Main Drug Mart 

  1169 Dundas St W

Metro

  201-1230 Queen St W

Rexall

   1421 Dundas St W

Rexall

   1093 Queen St W

Shoppers Drug Mart

  1033 Queen St W

About the vaccines

All COVID-19 vaccines are tested and approved for safety and are effective against serious illness, hospitalization and death as a result of COVID-19.

Toronto Public Health fact-sheets:

Learn more about the federal government’s role in procuring and approving the vaccines here: 

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/vaccines

In the Legislature - Urging the government to deliver a plan for vaccinating kids (Nov 17)

In the Legislature - Raising your vaccine rollout concerns:

Letter to Health Minister: Davenport needs more vaccine options

On May 10, I wrote the Minister of Health to again call for support to expand opportunities for vaccination in Davenport's hot-spot postal codes. Read the letter here.

Davenport Vaccine Town Halls 

In an effort to inform our community about the vaccine rollout, I have hosted 3 online community meetings with Ward 9 Councillor Ana Bailao and public health officials including Dr. Eileen De Villa, including one in Portuguese. 

Portuguese-language vaccine information:

Davenport has the largest number of Portuguese-speaking residents anywhere in Canada. Many of you have asked for information to share with Portuguese-speaking neighbours and family. Toronto Public Health has provided us with links to resources, below. In addition the city is funding community organizations to hire 250 Ambassadors to work with their local communities to increase vaccine confidence and access to them. 

The provincial booking hotline provides support in 300 languages.

Portuguese resources online: