Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses like COVID-19.
It is recommended that all residents in the general population six months of age and older receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
All eligible Ontarians aged five and over will receive a bivalent vaccine for their booster dose. Bivalent vaccines provide better protection against the most recently circulating COVID-19 variants in Ontario.
For information on COVID-19, visit COVID-19 Information and Resources.
Please visit RCDHU’s page: COVID-19 and Flu Vaccine Clinic Schedule.
All Ontarians six months of age and older can receive their next COVID-19 dose if:
- it has been a recommended six months (168 days) since their last dose, OR
- it has been six months since their last confirmed COVID-19 infection.
Residents are encouraged to speak with a health care professional to help determine their appropriate vaccination schedule. For more information, visit Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccines webpage.
Individuals at higher risk of experiencing severe illness from COVID-19 include:
- Residents and staff of congregate living settings (e.g., chronic care facilities, retirement homes)
- Pregnant individuals
- Individuals 65 years of age and older
- Individuals who are from a First Nation, Inuit or Métis community, and/or who self-identify as First Nation, Inuit, or Métis, and their household members
- Individuals 6 months of age and older with underlying health conditions
- Members of racialized and other equity deserving communities
- Health care workers and first responders
Staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of experiencing severe illness and requiring hospitalization from the COVID-19 virus.
Novavax is a vaccine used to prevent the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This protein-based vaccine was authorized for use in Canada in February 2022. This vaccine can be offered as a primary series and may also be offered as a booster dose with informed consent. **National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) continues to preferentially recommend the use of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
Novavax (NuvaxovidTM) is available to individuals who meet the following criteria:
- 12 years of age or older who are not able to receive an mRNA vaccine due to contraindications or not willing to receive an mRNA vaccine.
How to get your Novavax vaccine:
- Individuals who wish to receive a Novavax COVID-19 vaccine can call the Immunization Information line at 613-732-9436 or 1-833-773-0004 for further information and to book an appointment.
For more information about Novavax (NuvaxovidTM):
- Talk to your health care provider
- Visit the Government of Canada Novavax Nuvaxovid COVID-19 website