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COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings to Open For Children Aged Six Months to Under Five Years

As of 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2022, parents and caregivers of children aged six months to under five years will be able to book appointments for the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine. Immunocompromised youth aged 12 to 17 will also become eligible to schedule their second booster dose (fifth dose) if at least six months have passed since their first booster (fourth dose). Find out more at the Ministry of Health Web site: COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings to Open For Children Aged Six Months to Under Five Years | Ontario Newsroom

A link for a Q&A regarding the administration of COVID-19 vaccine to patients under 5 years of age, developed by the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario, is at the bottom of this page. 

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years old and Moderna Spikevax vaccine for children 6 to 11 years old.  Vaccines for children: COVID-19 - Canada.ca

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines for children, including safety, visit COVID-19 vaccines for children and youth | COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Ontario or call your health care provider.

COVID-19 Vaccine Children/ Youth (Age 5-17) Consent Form (now available in 26 languages)- MOH, updated Mar 9, 2022

Families can book appointments through a variety of channels including the COVID-19 vaccination portal and contact centre, directly through public health units using their own booking system, participating pharmacies, which individuals can find on Ontario's website using the pharmacy locator and select primary care providers.

Still have questions?  Parents, caregivers and children are encouraged to call the Provincial Vaccine Confidence Line that can be accessed by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900, or visit COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service to book a confidential phone appointment with a SickKids clinician.

Attachment (click to download):
 Adobe Acrobat Document 220721_Vaxx under 5_QA FINAL.pdf