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.
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.
Adjusting the vaccination plan
Vaccine Ingredients and How They Work
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.
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
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
COVID-19 can be a deadly disease. You can take actions to help stop the spread:
Only travel if it’s essential, and isolate for 14 days if you do.
Stay home – save lives and don’t put others at risk.
Practise physical distancing – stay 2 metres away from anyone who is not in your household.
Wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and often.
Learn about face coverings – how to use, clean and dispose of.
Get the facts about COVID-19 – basics, symptoms and treatment.
Get sector-specific resources to prevent COVID-19 in the workplace
Updates and resources from Public Health Ontario.