COVID-19 Resources

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:

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

Handout explaining how to book a vaccine appointment using Ontario's booking system. Available in multiple languages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.