Youth Vaccination Information
Students born 2009 and before across Ontario are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment through the provincial booking system online or by calling 1-833-943-3900, as well as at select pharmacies administering the Pfizer vaccine. To book an appointment online, these individuals must already be 12 years old as of the date of their booking.
The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized by Health Canada for use in individuals born 2009 and before. In addition, the province is encouraging eligible family members who have not received a vaccine to attend these clinics to get youth and their families vaccinated as quickly as possible.
Walk-in and mobile clinics are currently happening across the school board's area. Please see health unit specific information below:
Durham Region Health Department Youth Clinic Information
For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 and vaccines, please visit our website at www.durham.ca/covidvaccine or call 1-888-444-5113.
Upcoming clinic dates and times are below:
Clarington Central SS, September 13, 4:30-7:30pm
Bowmanville High School, September 16, 4:30 - 7:30pm
Clarke High School, September 16, 4:30 - 7:30pm
Courtice Secondary School, September 16, 4:30 - 7:30pm
Clarington Centre for Individual Studies, September 27, 4:30 - 7:30pm
Hastings Prince Edward DHU Youth Clinic Information
Please visit canadaehs.com/hpepublichealth/students. or call 613-966-5500 between 8:30am – 4:30pm and follow prompts for the COVID-19 vaccination call centre.
HKPR Youth Clinic Information
Visit www.hkpr.on.ca/2021/07/30/vaccination-clinics/ for clinic information.
Upcoming clinic dates and times are listed below:
Sept 14 and 15 – Campbellford HS, 4-7pm
Sept 16 and 17 – ENSS, 4-7pm
Sept 20 and 21 – Port Hope HS, 4-7pm
Sept 22 and 23 – Cobourg Collegiate, 4-7pm
Peterborough Public Health Youth Clinic Information
Walk-in clinic information is available at: www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-info/
Peterborough-area clinic dates and times in schools are listed below:
- September 1 – NORTH SHORE PUBLIC SCHOOL, 3:00 – 6:00PM
- September 7 – KENNER COLLEGIATE VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE, 3:30 – 6:30PM
- September 8 – THOMAS A STEWART SECONDARY SCHOOL, 3:30 – 6:30PM
- September 9 – CRESTWOOD SECONDARY SCHOOL, 3:00 – 6:00PM
- September 10 – ADAM SCOTT COLLEGIATE, 3:30 – 6:30PM
Please note that these are drop-in clinics; you do not need to make an appointment ahead of time. All vaccination clinics will take place toward the end of the school day, and into the evening. Students, staff, families and local community members are able to attend the clinics. Families are encouraged to discuss vaccination with their children prior to attending a school vaccination clinic. COVID-19 vaccines will only be provided if informed consent is received from the individual, including eligible students, as long as they are capable of making the decision.
First and second doses of both Pfizer and Moderna will be available. More information about Peterborough area clinics is available at www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/walkin .
Government of Ontario Information
Call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 to book an appointment or book through the provincial booking system online.
To help your child and your family to make an informed decision, the Government of Ontario has developed a fact sheet based on expert medical advice and scientific information. It covers several key areas including:
- Safety of the vaccine for youth
- Why vaccination is important
- Effectiveness of the vaccine for youth
The government has also created a dedicated webpage that outlines how to book and prepare for your child’s vaccination appointment. It provides information about the province’s current plan for youth vaccinations, answers key questions around safety and effectiveness, and provides links to external sites for more information.