COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario

Learn about Ontario’s vaccination program to help protect us against covid 19.


covid 19 vaccines

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.

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

Status

All data reflects totals from 8 p.m. the previous day. Last updated on June 3, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

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A person wearing a surgical mask receives a vaccine shot in their arm

Getting the vaccine

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

Phase 1

A limited number of doses available for Ontario’s most vulnerable populations and those who care for them

Starting: December 2020

Learn more about phase 1

Phase 2

Increasing stock of vaccines, available to older adults, people in high-risk settings, frontline essential workers and other populations that are at greater risk of illness

Starting: April 2021

Learn more about phase 2

Phase 3

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

Starting: July 2021

Learn more about phase 3

Vaccine safety

Safe and reliable vaccines can help protect you and your family from covid 19.

They will be an important tool to help stop the spread of the virus and allow individuals, families and workers to safely resume normal life. The coronavirus (covid 19) vaccine does not cause a coronavirus infection. It helps to build up your immunity to the virus, so your body will fight it off more easily if it affects you.

After independent and thorough scientific reviews for safety, efficacy and quality, Health Canada has approved four vaccines for use in Canada:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech – approved on December 9, 2020
  • Moderna – approved on December 23, 2020
  • AstraZeneca – approved on February 26, 2021
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) – approved on March 5, 2021

Understanding how covid 19 vaccines are approved, how they work and possible side effects is important.

Get vaccine facts and vaccine safety information in multiple languages.


What you can do now

Until vaccines are more widely available, we must all continue to follow public health measures to help stop the spread of covid 19:

Planning the immunization program

Read about the covid 19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force and how we’re making decisions about the immunization program and delivering vaccines.

Get the data that’s informing our decisions

A person getting a vaccine shot from a healthcare worker with both wearing surgical masks