Specialty vaccine clinics
Holland Bloorview & Toronto Public Health (Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 18)
- age 5-11 (born in 2016 or earlier) with disabilities and/or complex care needs.
- Of friends, family of Holland Bloorview staff (including extended family) and the children of those in the community who are educators, healthcare workers, daycare workers and others with direct contact with children.
- 12 years of age + (born 2009 or earlier) can receive their first and second dose.
- **Register online for any of the dates**
- Children’s activities, quiet room, nurses with clear masks available.
- Accommodation requests taken during registration process.
- It must be at least 56 days since the first dose to receive a second dose.
- Offering only approved children’s vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (Comirnaty)
- Holland Bloorview staff will be on site to provide support.
Holland Bloorview staff booster clinic (Jan 25)
Who is it for:
- Holland Bloorview staff.
- Friends and family of Holland Bloorview staff (including extended family).
- Now extended to those in the community who are educators, healthcare workers, daycare workers and others with direct contact with children.
- Register online
University Health Network and SickKids (Jan 19 - 22)
- Open to all children age 5 - 11.
- By appointment only, register at https://c19reservations.ca/c19511.php.
- Located at 440 Bathurst Street and will be run at the Toronto Western Family Health Unit.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Jan 21)
- First & Second dose bookings for people 5 years and older. Children must already be five years old on the day of their appointment. Book here
- If you have needle anxiety or a fear of needles and would like accommodations during your appointment, please do not schedule through our booking site. E-mail us instead at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment.
- If you need additional assistance or accommodations - including bringing a support person - for your appointment, please share that information in the booking form. We will do our best to provide accommodations tailored to your needs.
Other ways to book a vaccination appointment
- Book an appointment through the provincial vaccine portal and Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007)
- Appointments can also be booked through pharmacies.
- City of Toronto also has a list of locations where vaccinations will be available.
- SickKids is available to help coordinate COVID-19 vaccination appointments and offer specialized services including drive-through vaccination and the availability of child life specialists and paediatric vaccinators.
Caring for children with COVID-19
* If your child develops severe symptoms, always call 911 or your local emergency number *
- How to care for a child with COVID-19 at home: Advice for Caregivers (Public Agency Health of Canada)
- Caring for a child who is self-isolating or who has COVID-19 (City of Toronto)
- Call your family doctor to ask for more direction on what to do.
- Contact Telehealth 1-866-797-0000.
- Reach out to Sick Kids Emergency Department which offers Virtual Urgent Care. Even if you are not a client of Sick Kids, you can still use the virtual checklist to determine what to do next.
I’ve caught COVID-19 and have a child or loved one who is medically fragile and complex.
- Contact the Voluntary Self Isolation Centre through the Toronto Public Health Hotline to secure a room to isolate outside the home with no cost.
- You have to have tested positive within the last three days of calling, and need to be double vaccinated.
- If you need transportation to and from the Centre, Toronto Public Health can arrange that for you. You will have free access to a comfortable and safe room along with Wi-Fi, a landline phone, television, and three meals and two snacks a day.
- Call the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline at 416-338-7600, seven days a week, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to learn more.
Questions about vaccines?
- COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service: The SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service is a by-appointment phone service that provides a safe, judgement-free space to have an open conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine for children and youth. It is available in multiple languages, using over-the-phone language interpretation.
- Max the Vax: Learn all about the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Regularly updated to make sure it has the best, up-to-date information (Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada)
- Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARD) If you have questions about vaccines, and can’t find what you are looking for online, you can email us at email@example.com
How to use the take-home rapid response antigen screening kit
Please see this Youtube video on how to administer the test.