Below are resources you may find helpful for protecting yourself, your loved ones and your community from COVID-19. If there’s a resource or link you’d like to request to be added to this page, please use the Submit Feedback function at the bottom of this page.
Where to get vaccinated
Vaccinations are free and available to everyone aged six months and older at the following sites:
- Clinics listed in the Ontario Government’s COVID-19 vaccination portal
- City immunization clinics operated by Toronto Public Health, including Thorncliffe Park Community Hub (45 Overlea Blvd.)
- Participating primary care providers (e.g. your family doctor)
- Participating pharmacies
- Indigenous-led vaccination clinics
What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms
If your symptoms are severe and potentially life-threatening (e.g. shortness of breath or chest pain), please call 9-1-1 immediately or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
If your symptoms are not life-threatening, take the Ontario Government’s COVID-19 Self-Assessment for recommendations on what to do next. Recommended next steps may include self-isolating or, if you are at higher risk of severe illness, seeking COVID-19 testing and treatment like the Paxlovid pill.
Where to get treatment
If you have symptoms (even if they are mild) and you are at higher risk of severe COVID‑19, seek testing and care immediately by either:
- Contacting a pharmacist who is prescribing Paxlovid
- Visiting a Clinical Assessment Centre (where you can get tested, assessed and treated or a prescription)
- Contacting a primary care provider (e.g. your family doctor or nurse practitioner)
You can use a rapid antigen test (RAT) if you have one, but it’s important to understand that these tests may be negative in the early stage of infection. If you do not have a RAT, or if your test result is negative, seek PCR testing and clinical assessment immediately.
Information about the COVID-19 vaccine
ETHP has developed materials to help our staff, physicians, clients, families and caregivers make confident and educated decisions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
If you have questions or concerns about the vaccine, or are interested in promoting vaccine confidence in your community, we encourage you to read, watch and share the resources below.
Frequently Asked Questions About the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Aged 5-11
Handout with common questions and answers. Available in Bengali, English, Simplified Chinese and Slovak.
How to Call the Province to Book a Vaccine Appointment
Community Q&A on the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Families — November 2021
A special edition of our Q&A for children aged 5 to 11 and families. Featuring Dr. Janine McCready, Dr. Lopamudra Das and Morgan Livingstone.
Why Should My Child Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Vaccine-related fact sheets. Available in multiple languages. Sourced from Women’s College Hospital.
Comfort Positions for Vaccinating Children
Handout describing hugging holds that will help your child feel safe and comfortable when they get their COVID-19 vaccine.
How to Prepare Your Child for Their COVID-19 Vaccine
Handout describing steps you can take to help your child have a positive vaccine experience.
Reduce the Pain of Vaccination in Kids and Teens: A Guide for Parents
SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service
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. Available in multiple languages using over-the-phone language interpretation.
Scarborough Health Network VaxFacts Clinic
Community Q&A on the COVID-19 Vaccine for Youth and Families — June 2021
A special edition of our Q&A for youth aged 12 to 17 and families. Featuring Dr. Janine McCready, Dr. Kimberley Kitto, Sydney Olsen and Azan Alnur.
Community Q&A on the COVID-19 Vaccine — May 2021
Featuring Dr. Janine McCready, Dr. Kimberley Kitto, Matt Wong and Jason Altenberg.
Community Q&A on the COVID-19 Vaccine — April 2021
Featuring Dr. Jeff Powis, Dr. Karen Chu, Sohelia Bonhi and Dr. Kathryn Nichol.
ETHP Vaccine Influencer Poster Template
A poster template that helps ETHP members promote vaccine confidence and uptake at their organizations.
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Vaccine-related posters, graphics and other resources, including videos in more than 30 languages. Sourced from the City of Toronto.
Fact Sheets on COVID-19 Vaccines
Vaccine-related posters and graphics. Available in English, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil and Urdu. Sourced from the South Asian Health Network.
Understanding COVID-19: How Vaccines Work
Video featuring trusted health experts explaining how vaccines help protect our bodies from disease and infection. Sourced from the Yale School of Medicine.
What Everyone Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
Whiteboard video that explains the COVID-19 vaccine in plain language. Sourced from Unity Health Toronto.
COVID-19 Vaccines and First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples
Information about COVID-19 vaccines for Indigenous peoples. Sourced from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Youth COVID-19 Vaccination: What to Expect
Youth-centred video outlining what to expect when you get your COVID-19 vaccine. Sourced from SickKids.
Preparing for Your COVID-19 Vaccine: A Guide for Older Adults
Tips to help lessen pain, stress and anxiety during vaccination for older adults. Available in English and French. Sourced from Immunize Canada, Help Eliminate Pain in Kids and Adults, and the University of Toronto.
How the COVID-19 Vaccines Work and What to Expect When Receiving the Vaccine
Comic illustrations that highlight COVID-19 vaccine facts and helpful tips for receiving the vaccine. Sourced from University Health Network and Sanctuary Toronto.
Black Scientists’ Task Force on Vaccine Equity
Project supported by the City of Toronto that shares information about COVID-19 to the Black Canadian community and addresses their concerns about COVID-19-related issues.
Observing Ramadan Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Guidelines, recommendations and FAQ for community members and mosques. Sourced from the Canadian Muslim COVID-19 Task Force.