COVID-19 Vaccine: Book an appointment for a child aged 5 to 11 in East Toronto

Last updated: January 14, 2022

Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) and East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP) are offering first dose and second dose appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11.

If no appointments are available, we encourage you to check back regularly as more appointments are added.

This page is for booking first dose and second dose appointments for children aged 5 to 11 only. To book a first dose and/or second dose for an individual aged 12 and older, or a third (booster) dose appointment for an individual aged 18 and older, click here.

Who Can Book a First dose COVID-19 vaccine appointment ON THIS PAGE?

  • You live in an “M” postal code and 
  • You are aged 5 to 11. Children must be at least 5 years old at the time of vaccination.

Who Can Book a second dose COVID-19 vaccine appointment ON THIS PAGE?

  • You live in an “M” postal code and 
  • You are aged 5 to 11 and
  • You received your first dose more than 56 days ago

The optimal time between doses for children aged 5 to 11 recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is 56 days. However, children aged 5 to 11 can get their second dose if they received their first dose more than 21 days ago. The 21-day interval is the period that was used during the vaccine’s clinical trials for children. It is safe and effective and provides your child protection against COVID-19.

If you would like your child to receive their second dose after 21 days, please call the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900 or our MGH COVID-19 vaccine booking office at 437-537-5131. You cannot book a second dose appointment on the provincial booking system online for a child aged 5-11 using the 21-day interval.

Children aged 5-11 can also receive their second dose after 21 days at our mobile and pop-up clinics where vaccines for this age group are available. A parent or guardian must provide informed consent at the time of vaccination.

ABOUT YOUR APPOINTMENT

Appointments for children aged 5 to 11 take place at our Thorncliffe Park Community Hub clinic. It features a family-friendly design that helps make the vaccination experience as safe and comfortable as possible for children. Learn more about our Thorncliffe Park Community Hub clinic.

Children aged 5 to 11 must be with a parent, guardian or caregiver who is 18 years of age or older. Parents, guardians and caregivers must bring an ID or document with their own name and date of birth. Individuals aged 12 and up who arrive at this clinic for an appointment will be turned away.

Due to vaccine supply and availability, Moderna will likely be administered during your vaccine appointment with MGH/ETHP if you are aged 30 or older. The Moderna vaccine is as safe and effective as the Pfizer vaccine. In addition, it is safe and effective to mix vaccine brands, especially for your third (booster) dose. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine will provide you maximum protection against COVID-19, including the highly transmissible Omicron variant. We strongly encourage you to accept the first vaccine brand available to you, regardless of the vaccine brand(s) you received for previous dose(s).

If you feel sick and/or have COVID-19 symptoms, please do not visit our COVID-19 vaccine clinics, even if you have booked an appointment in advance. You should self-isolate and get a COVID-19 test as soon as possible to confirm you do not have the virus. If you have COVID-19 and are vaccinated while infected, the vaccine may not be as effective.Please note, at this time, we are using the provincial booking system for first doses and second doses for children aged 5 to 11 at our Thorncliffe Park Community Hub clinic. The button below links to the provincial booking system.Please note, at this time, we are using the provincial booking system for first doses and second doses for children aged 5 to 11 at our Thorncliffe Park Community Hub clinic. The button below links to the provincial booking system online.

If you would like to be notified when extra child-sized doses are available at our Thorncliffe Park Community Hub clinic between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day, please complete this standby form. 

You can also call the provincial booking system at 1-833-943-3900 or book an appointment at a participating pharmacy. COVID-19 vaccines are also available by walk-in at our mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics. Please read the eligibility carefully for these sites.

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