News Release
December 10, 2021

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has now processed 67,000 out-of-province vaccination record applications for residents who received their vaccines outside of Ontario.

Since the process of documenting out-of-province vaccination records was first launched on June 18, TPH and Toronto hospital partners have processed 67,000 out-of-province vaccination record applications from Toronto residents – the most received by any public health unit in Ontario.

Residents must provide valid receipts or certificates as proof of vaccination, in order for TPH to create an Ontario record. Residents who received their vaccines in another Canadian province or territory will now be required to provide an enhanced vaccination certificate with a QR code, as proof of vaccination. If residents have not submitted their out-of-province vaccination registration, they can do so here . Please consult the relevant provincial or territorial website for information about how to obtain the enhanced certificate.

TPH continues to receive high volumes of requests from residents who received COVID-19 vaccine doses outside Ontario, though demand has dropped from the peak in the weeks following the provincial announcement about their new Proof of Vaccination program on September 1, 2021.

Those who received a vaccine outside Ontario do not need to wait until their vaccine is documented by TPH to access settings where proof of vaccination is required. They can use their vaccination receipts for doses received outside Ontario with their identification.

Residents who are eligible for a second or third dose should not wait for their out-of-province dose to be documented before receiving their additional dose. They should bring their original out-of-province dose receipt to any City of Toronto-run immunization clinic to receive a second or third dose. Those who live in Toronto and received a first, second or third dose outside Ontario, can find out how to document their vaccine dose(s) here


“I want to thank Toronto Public Health for working non-stop to process and register 67,000 out-of-province vaccinations. I encourage any remaining Toronto residents who received their vaccination outside Ontario to register it with TPH. All of these vaccinations help us move closer to our target of having more than 90 per cent of residents 12 and older vaccinated.”

– Mayor John Tory

“This is an incredible milestone for Toronto Public Health and our hospital partners, and new work for our public health unit in the midst of the pandemic. Our efforts ensure that all residents are able to have their vaccination records accurately reflected in the Ontario system and health record. The result makes certain that all residents are able to receive a valid vaccination certificates allowing access to venues where proof of vaccination is required.”

– Dr. Na-Koshie Lamptey, Deputy Medical Officer of Health

“Vaccination remains one of the most critical actions we can take to protect ourselves and our community, and it’s important for us to continue to track how many residents in our city have been vaccinated. Thanks to Toronto Public Health for processing the almost 70,000 out-of-province vaccinations, and to everyone who has stepped up to get vaccinated.”

– Councillor Joe Cressy (Spadina-Fort York), Chair of the Toronto Board of Health

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Media contact: Toronto Public Health Media Relations,