Last updated: October 13, 2021 at 12:15 p.m.
Find out how to get vaccinated.
Vaccines will help protect us against COVID-19 and help to keep our community and businesses open. They enhance the body’s natural ability to fight infections. Protect yourself, your loved ones, including your children, and your community by getting vaccinated. Text “VACCINE” to 1-833-750-0888 for information about vaccines and how to get vaccinated.
The effectiveness of a two-dose vaccine series increases after the second dose. This is why it is important to get both doses for the best protection against COVID-19 and its more transmissible variants.
In Ontario, you are considered fully vaccinated if 14 days have passed since you have received one of the following:
See information on getting an additional dose if you received a vaccine outside of Ontario/Canada.
There are many benefits of being fully vaccinated, including:
At this time we must continue practising public health measures to protect our community. Continue to keep your distance, wear a mask in indoor public places, wash your hands frequently and stay home when sick.
A small number of fully vaccinated people who are exposed to the virus may become infected with or without symptoms. As a result, if you have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you will still be asked to get two COVID-19 tests.
While the vaccine will protect each of us individually, a goal of a vaccine program is to immunize the majority of the community so that we can reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Community immunity protects those who can’t get vaccinations like newborn babies and those with weak immune systems like the elderly. It is another way to protect others by reducing virus spread.