Information for Parents About COVID-19 Vaccination for Youth

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for youth born in 2009 or before. The vaccine is safe, effective and the best way to protect your child, your family, and your community from COVID-19.

Supporting your child to be vaccinated against COVID-19 is an important step in the fight against this disease. It will be a key factor in helping our school community return to a sense of normalcy and will benefit overall physical and mental health for children, youth and their families.

Click here for details on how to book your child's appointment, or bring your child to one of our walk-in clinics without an appointment.

Have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for youth?

Find useful and credible information at the sites below.

COVID-19 vaccines for youth – Practical information from the Ministry of Health on:

  • How to book an appointment for youth aged 17 and under who qualify (born in 2009 or before)
  • What to bring to the appointment
  • Informed consent
  • What to expect after the vaccine, and more

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Parents and Caregivers of youth – Information in multiple languages for parents, including answers to frequently asked questions

Child and Youth COVID-19 Vaccine Fact Sheet

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for youth

Eastern Ontatio Health Unit / Bureau de santé de l'Ontario