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Vaccines

A vaccine is a biological substance designed to protect humans from infections caused by bacteria and viruses. Vaccines are also called immunizations because they take advantage of our natural immune system’s ability to prevent infectious illness. Anyone who is concerned can confirm their appointment by calling 416-580-6741 or 1-888-385-1910 or by emailing convidivaccineclinic@shn.ca Please go to www.scarbvaccine.ca for updates. This page gives information about the following:

How to get the shot:

Book an appointment – Book our first dose, second dose, third dose, or fourth dose of the vaccine. For high-risk individuals looking to get their Fall Booster/Bivalent vaccine, you can book here. Starting September 27, those looking to get their Fall Booster/Bivalent vaccine who are 18+ can book here.

COVID-19 Testing – If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or were exposed to the COVID-19 virus, click here to which steps to take

Infographics, Posters and resources on Vaccines – download COVID-19 vaccine related posters, graphics and other resources

Vaccine engagement team

Benefits of getting vaccinated – find out why it beneficial to get vaccinated

Vaccine eligibility – Here is the latest on eligibility for first, second, third and fourth doses

Safety and side effects:

Vaccine Plan – Ontario’s three phase plan prioritizes vaccines for those at greatest risk of severe illness and those who care for them

Vaccine side effects – With any medication or supplement (including vitamins), vaccines can cause side effects and reactions. View some common vaccine side effects

Allergic reactions – There is a small chance of serious allergic reaction to a vaccine. View some signs and symptoms a vaccine can cause

Stress related reactions – People get anxious about vaccines. View which are the most common reaction related to stress when it comes too vaccines

Making sure vaccines are safe – Vaccines must be tested to make sure they’re safe and effective before being approved for use in Canada. View the safety of vaccines

Vaccination for COVID-19 – Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to protect us against COVID-19. View the reason why

Natural immunity and disease prevention – Vaccines help your immune system get ready to protect against a disease without making you sick. Find out more

Vaccine ingredients – Vaccines contain small amounts of other ingredients, and each ingredient has a purpose. Find out what the purpose is

Vaccine injury support program – Canada has very high standards for vaccine safety. Find out more about the support program

What to do if you are in close contact

Other education

Get a copy of your enhanced vaccine certificate – An electronic record of Covid-19 vaccination, including information about each of your doses, which can serve as a personal record and/or proof of vaccination

Check your results – Check your results by using either your Ontario photo health card, no identification card or other

Scarborough Covid-19 vaccine clinic – Vaccinating kids 5-11. Specially prepared clinics for helping families to get younger children vaccinated, offering a safe, calm, and kid-friendly experience.

Homebound Vaccinations – Register through the health service that you are currently linked with

COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet (5-11) – Learn more about the Pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for children 5 to 11

Proof of vaccination – It says provincial regulations no longer require proof of vaccination.

Faith Leader Resources – Faith leaders can help encourage vaccination by creating a supportive environment that makes it easier for their community members to get vaccinated, and by providing information from trusted sources. See the following link for resources on more information

Novavax Nuvaxovid – An updated Novavax Nuvaxovid fact sheet is now available on the Vaccine Resource page, available in a variety of translations and all are AODA compliant. For more information about new COVID-19 vaccines, visit the City’s COVID-19: About the Vaccines webpage.

Transportation to vaccine clinics – The Ontario Community Support Association’s Accessible Drive-to-Vaccines program provides door-to-door rides to vaccination sites for people with disabilities, including seniors with mobility issues, who face challenges accessing safe transportation. Residents must have a vaccination appointment booked and request a ride at least 48 hours before the appointment. Call 211 or book online

Stay data informed – Toronto Public Health regularly updates COVID-19 vaccination data

Webinars

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Kids/Youth Vaccines

Types of vaccines – Experts have developed many different types of vaccines to protect us from germs (viruses and bacteria). Find out what those vaccines are

Is the covid-19 vaccine safe for kids 12+ – Here you will find more about everything there is need to know about if the covid 19 vaccine is safe for kids 12+. For more information visit https://www.schcontario.ca

Other Updates

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