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COVID BOOSTER VACCINES
AVAILABLE FOR ADULTS 18+
MODERNA: ADULTS 30+
PFIZER: ADULTS 29 & UNDER
FIRST & SECOND DOSES AVAILABLE FOR AGE 5+

Protect yourself and others. Get professional medical advice about COVID-19 vaccines.


COVID-19 VACCINES

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHAT is covid-19?

The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is an infectious disease that has rapidly spread around the world since December 2019. The Coronavirus is spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, causing droplets to fall to the ground or linger in the air rapidly.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, loss of smell or taste, headache, diarrhea, and vomiting. It is important to know that people who have the virus may not have symptoms at all.

WHAT VACCINES ARE AUTHORIZED FOR USE IN CANADA?

The following COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for use in Canada by Health Canada.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Who is eligible for a third or booster dose?

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The following groups are eligible for a booster dose if it has been at least 3 months after their second dose

  • Adults 18 years or older.
  • Health care workers (16 years or older). Check eligibility
  • Designated essential caregivers in congregate settings, including longterm care home and retirement home staff, and designated caregivers. (16 years or older)
  • First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis adults and their non-Indigenous household members (16 years or older)
  • Anyone who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (2 doses of the Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine or 1 dose of the Janssen vaccine)
  • Seniors 65 years of age and older living in the following settings will receive their booster dose in their residence or congregate setting:
  • Shelters
  • Long-term care and retirement homes.
  • Elder care lodges.
  • Other congregate settings.

Who can receive this vaccines?

Pfizer-BioNTech
COVID-19 Vaccine
Individuals 12 years
of age and older

For Second Dose Patients who received Pfizer as the first dose:
Individuals who are 70 years of age or older, if at least 4 weeks have passed since their first dose; OR
FIRST dose
(you have not received any previous COVID-19 vaccination)

  • You are 18 years of age or older on the DAY of your vaccination

SECOND dose (you have already received your first dose

  • Any individual who has received a first dose of PFIZER or MODERNA on or before May 30 for residents of Hot Spot regions (Patients will be receiving the MODERNA vaccine as their SECOND dose at our clinic)
  • Any individual who has received a first dose of ASTRAZENECA 8-weeks ago and would like an mRNA (MODERNA) vaccine as their SECOND dose
Moderna
COVID-19 Vaccine
Individuals 18 years
of age and older

For Second Dose Patients who received Moderna as the first dose:
Individuals who are 70 years of age or older, if at least 4 weeks have passed since their first dose; OR
FIRST dose
(you have not received any previous COVID-19 vaccination)

  • You are 18 years of age or older on the DAY of your vaccination

SECOND dose (you have already received your first dose

  • Any individual who has received a first dose of PFIZER or MODERNA on or before May 30 for residents of Hot Spot regions (Patients will be receiving the MODERNA vaccine as their SECOND dose at our clinic)
  • Any individual who has received a first dose of ASTRAZENECA 8-weeks ago and would like an mRNA (MODERNA) vaccine as their SECOND dose

Efficacy against severe disease, which includes COVID-19 related hospitalization, varies by age and by time after vaccination.

The best vaccine is the first vaccine you are offered.

Mixing & Matching of COVID-19 Vaccines

A Simple Guide
Have questions about eligibility requirements and/or the mixing of vaccines?

REASONS TO NOT GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE

  • Individuals who have received another vaccine (not a COVID-19 vaccine) 14 days prior to their vaccination appointment.
  • Individuals with symptoms of an acute illness; these individuals should wait until their symptoms have been completely resolved.
  • Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals who have been advised to self-isolate due to a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection or due to close contact with a COVID-19 case. These individuals should not attend a vaccine clinic and should wait to get their vaccine until their isolation period is over.

Should i inform my doctor before getting the vaccine?

If you have or are currently experiencing the following conditions it would be best to speak with a doctor.

  • Currently feeling unwell or have signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Have had a previous allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or any ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines, or any other vaccine.
  • Have any allergies or allergic conditions.
  • You are or could be pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • You are immunosuppressed due to disease or treatment or have been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition.
  • You have fainted or became dizzy after receiving a past vaccine or medical procedure or you have a fear of needles.
  • You have a bleeding disorder or are taking medication that could affect blood clotting.
  • You have received any other vaccine (not COVID-19 vaccine) in the past 14 days.

What are the side effects of the covid-19 vaccine?

It is common and normal to have temporary minor side effects after your COVID-19 vaccine. Side effects can
last for a few hours to a few days after your vaccination.

If you or a family member develop any serious symptoms after your vaccination, call 911 right away.

If you experience pain or a fever after your vaccination, speak with a Healthcare Provider.
They can help you manage your symptoms.




COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

SYMPTOMS AT THE INJECTION SITE FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS
Redness
Chills Headache
Soreness
Fatigue Mild fever
Swelling
Joint Pain Muscle aches

What should i bring to my covid-19 vaccacination appointment?

  • Your Ontario health card. If you don't have a valid OHIP card please bring picture ID.
  • A face mask or covering.

Wear loose clothing that allows the person administering the vaccine to have easy access to your upper arm or shoulder area, such as a t-shirt.

When should i get my second dose?

You should return for your second dose as instructed by the vaccination clinic where you received your first dose.

It is very important that you receive 2 doses of the vaccine for optimal protection. Even if you experienced side effects from first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, it is important that you still receive the second dose.

When should i get my booster shot

Adults 18 and up are eligible to book a third dose as of December 17, 2021 if it has been at least 3 months after their second dose.

All Ontarians will become eligible for booster shots as of January 4, 2022, with appointments to be booked six months after receiving a second dose.

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This website provides basic information on the COVID-19 vaccine and is not intended to provide or take the place of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please speak to a doctor regarding COVID-19 test and COVID-19 vaccine related questions or concerns. Please read the information on this website carefully and make sure all your questions have been answered by a Healthcare Provider before you and your family get the vaccine. This website is not intended to promote or solicit a certain product or procedure.