Youth Vaccination Information
As of 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 23, 2021, youth aged 12 and over 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.
Individuals who are not 12 years old on Sunday, May 23, 2021 can book an appointment for a later date through the provincial call centre or directly through public health units that use their own booking system. The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine that has been authorized by Health Canada for use in individuals aged 12 and over. 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.
Individual health units are also planning youth-focused clinics. Please see specific information below:
Durham Region Health Department Youth Clinic Information
Vaccination appointments in Durham cannot be booked through the provincial booking system, and must be booked through Durham's appointment system.
Appointments will be available at the Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, and Oshawa mass immunization clinics. North Durham clinic dates will be available starting on June 8 in Brock, and then rotate to Scugog and Uxbridge. A new clinic site will be introduced in Whitby that allows youth 12 to 17 years of age and their unimmunized family members to receive the Pfizer vaccine. The location of the new Whitby clinic site will be announced as soon as possible. Bookings for the new Whitby clinic open May 27 at 9pm for appointments starting June 7.
To book an appointment at any mass immunization clinic, please visit www.durhamvaccinebooking.ca or call 1-888-444-5113. For the Ontario Tech Campus Ice Centre Clinic (Oshawa) site please visit www.covidvaccine.lh.ca or call 905-721-4828.
Hastings Prince Edward DHU Youth Clinic Information
To get vaccinated as soon as possible, eligible students are invited to book an appointment at HPEPH’s special youth clinics taking place between May 31 and June 12. Please note the student will need to be 12 years of age at the time of the appointment.
To book an appointment, please visit canadaehs.com/hpepublichealth/students.
If you are unable to book online, please contact HPEPH at 613-966-5500 between
8:30am – 4:30pm and follow prompts for the COVID-19 vaccination call centre.
HKPR Youth Clinic Information
There will be “youth immunization clinics” during the weeks of June 14th and June 21st.
Campbellford Curling Club June 21
Cobourg Community Centre June 14, 20, 27
Fenelon Falls Community Centre June 25
Lindsay Exhibition June 15, 17, 19, 22
Minden SG Nesbitt Memorial Arena June 26
Call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 to book an appointment or book through the provincial booking system online.
Peterborough Public Health Youth Clinic Information
In addition to youth aged 12-17 being able to book appointments at any location that does not specify 18+, Peterborough Public Health will also be hosting youth only clinics on June 15, 16 and 17 at the Evinrude Centre, 911 Monaghan Road in Peterborough.
Appointments can be booked beginning May 31, through the provincial booking system or by calling 1-833-943-3900.
Indigenous Youth Clinics
There will also be specific clinics for residents aged 12 -17 who identify as Indigenous at Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations and an additional clinic for urban Indigenous youth.
Clinic options include:
Curve Lake: June 8th
For youth aged 12-17 who are members, residents and those who reside in member households and/or are working in Curve Lake, please call 705-657-2557 to submit your expression of interest or for more information.
Hiawatha Clinic: June 12th
For youth aged 12-17 who are citizens, those residing in a citizen’s household, resides with a HFN employee, residing within Hiawatha boundaries, please call 705-295-4421 to book an appointment.
Urban Indigenous Youth Clinic: June 19th (see poster below)
For urban Indigenous Youth or youth living with an Indigenous family, please call one of the following numbers to book an appointment:
Government of Ontario Information
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.