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Effective Nov. 1, 2023, clients and families, visitors, vendors and staff are required to wear a mask while moving throughout the hospital, including while in elevators, in spaces where clients receive care or participate in research. A medical grade mask will be available upon entry.

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Specialty vaccine clinics 

Holland Bloorview & Toronto Public Health (Jan 21, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 18) 


  • age 5-11 (born in 2016 or earlier) with disabilities and/or complex care needs.
  • Of friends, family of Holland Bloorview staff (including extended family) and the children of those in the community who are educators, healthcare workers, daycare workers and others with direct contact with children.  
  • 12 years of age + (born 2009 or earlier) can receive their first and second dose.
  •  **Register online for any of the dates**


  • Children’s activities, quiet room, nurses with clear masks available.
  • Accommodation requests taken during registration process.
  • It must be at least 56 days since the first dose to receive a second dose.
  • Offering only approved children’s vaccine, Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (Comirnaty)
  • Holland Bloorview staff will be on site to provide support.

Holland Bloorview staff booster clinic (Jan 25)

Who is it for:

  • Holland Bloorview staff.
  • Friends and family of Holland Bloorview staff (including extended family).
  • Now extended to those in the community who are educators, healthcare workers, daycare workers and others with direct contact with children.
  • Register online

University Health Network and SickKids (Jan 19 - 22) 

  • Open to all children age 5 - 11.
  • By appointment only, register at
  • Located at 440 Bathurst Street and will be run at the Toronto Western Family Health Unit. 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Jan 21)

  • First & Second dose bookings for people 5 years and older. Children must already be five years old on the day of their appointment.  Book here
  • If you have needle anxiety or a fear of needles and would like accommodations during your appointment, please do not schedule through our booking site. E-mail us instead at  to schedule your appointment.
  • If you need additional assistance or accommodations - including bringing a support person - for your appointment, please share that information in the booking form. We will do our best to provide accommodations tailored to your needs.

Other ways to book a vaccination appointment

  • Book an appointment through the provincial vaccine portal and Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007) 
  • Appointments can also be booked through pharmacies
  • City of Toronto also has a list of locations where vaccinations will be available.
  • SickKids is available to help coordinate COVID-19 vaccination appointments and offer specialized services including drive-through vaccination and the availability of child life specialists and paediatric vaccinators.

Caring for children with COVID-19

* If your child develops severe symptoms, always call 911 or your local emergency number *

I’ve caught COVID-19 and have a child or loved one who is medically fragile and complex.

  • Contact the Voluntary Self Isolation Centre through the Toronto Public Health Hotline to secure a room to isolate outside the home with no cost. 
  • You have to have tested positive within the last three days of calling, and need to be double vaccinated. 
  • If you need transportation to and from the Centre, Toronto Public Health can arrange that for you. You will have free access to a comfortable and safe room along with Wi-Fi, a landline phone, television, and three meals and two snacks a day.
  • Call the Toronto Public Health COVID-19 Hotline at 416-338-7600, seven days a week, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to learn more.

Questions about vaccines?

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service: The SickKids COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service is a 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. It is available in multiple languages, using over-the-phone language interpretation.
  • Max the Vax: Learn all about the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.  Regularly updated to make sure it has the best, up-to-date information (Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada)
  • Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (H-CARD) If you have questions about vaccines, and can’t find what you are looking for online, you can email us at 

How to use the take-home rapid response antigen screening kit

Please see this Youtube video on how to administer the test.