Following Health Canada’s approval of the pediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, children aged 5 to 11 will be eligible to book their appointment to receive the vaccine beginning Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
Approximately one million children aged 5 to 11 are eligible to receive the vaccine which will help protect our progress in the fight against COVID-19 and helping to keep our schools safer and open for in-person learning as more people move indoors and attend family gatherings during the colder months this winter.
As of 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, children aged 5 to 11 will be eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through a variety of channels including the provincial booking system and participating pharmacies which individuals can find on our website using the pharmacy locator, and select primary care providers.
Appointments across the province are expected to begin as early as November 25th when the federal supply arrives at vaccine clinics across the province.
Web Resources – Support for Questions about the Vaccine:
COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids
Backgrounder: Frequently Asked Questions
- English: https://news.ontario.ca/en/backgrounder/1001196/paediatric-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions
- French: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/backgrounder/1001196/vaccin-pediatrique-contre-la-covid-19-de-pfizer-foire-aux-questions
SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service: https://www.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/support-services/covid-19-vaccine-consult/
Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre: 1-833-943-3900
Web Resources – Booking an Appointment for the COVID-19 Vaccine:
Provincial Booking System: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/
- English: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/vaccine-locations
- French: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/emplacements-pour-la-vaccination
How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment
Note: This tool can be used to help determine your public health unit and if your PHU is using their own booking system
- English: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/
- French: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/rendezvous-vaccin/