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COVID-19 vaccines

for Ontario.

Learn about Ontario’s vaccination program to help protect us against COVID-19

Get the latest updates on COVID-19 and vaccinations, learn how to protect yourself and others and get advice on what to do next if you think you might have COVID-19.

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Getting the Vaccine.

Safe and effective vaccines will help protect us against COVID-19. Learn about them and when they will be available in Ontario for you and your family.

Ontario has started to roll out its three-phased vaccine distribution implementation plan.

Ontario is adjusting their vaccination plan in response to Pfizer-BioNTech shipment delays. Learn more about the actions Ontario is taking.

Adjusting the vaccination plan

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Read more information on vaccines and vaccine authorization updates from the Government of Canada.

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Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses like COVID-19.

Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. This can reduce your risk of developing COVID-19 and make your symptoms milder if you do get it.

Ontario and Canada's supply will not arrive all at once, so distribution will happen in stages. The goal is for everyone is to be able to get a COVID-19 vaccination if they want one, as soon as enough doses are available from manufacturers.

Phase 1

Limited doses of the vaccine available for health care workers in hospitals, long-term care homes and retirement homes, other congregate care settings and remote Indigenous communities

Starting: December 2020

Phase 2

Increasing stock of vaccines, available to all health care workers, residents in long-term care homes, retirement homes, home care patients with chronic conditions and additional Indigenous communities

Starting: March 2021

Phase 3

Vaccines available widely across Ontario for anyone who wants to be immunized

Starting: August 2021

COVID-19 can be a deadly disease. You can take actions to help stop the spread:

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