COVID-19 Supports

Booster Doses Available Now

Individuals aged 50 and over, as well as all those currently eligible who have already booked their booster dose appointment at an interval of six months (168 days) can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1‑833‑943‑3900 to re-book for an earlier date at the three-month interval and can change their appointment through Ontario’s booking portal starting on Monday, December 20.

Available Monday, December 20, 2021

Individuals aged 18 and over will be eligible to schedule their booster dose appointment through the Ontario’s booking portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1‑833‑943‑3900.

If you still need your first or second dose of the vaccine, book an appointment

 

While the COVID-19 vaccine is highly effective, the Ontario Government is expanding eligibility for a booster dose to all Ontarians over time.

Booster doses are first being offered to certain vulnerable populations:

  • whose immunity may have lessened six months after receiving their second dose
  • who are potentially at higher risk for transmission due to where they live or work
  • who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19

Based on Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout for first and second doses, expansion of eligibility for booster doses will be based on age and risk.

People who are eligible must wait six months (168 days) after receiving their second dose before they can get their booster dose.

If you are immunocompromised, you might be able to get a third dose eight weeks after your second dose.

 

Book a vaccination appointment by visiting Waterloo Region Public Health and Emergency Services or by calling 519-575-4400.

  • For questions concerning wait times or appointment confirmation, please contact Public Health.

 

Support for Businesses

 

Support for Students and Parents

The Childcare Access and Relief from Expenses (CARE) Tax Credit is being topped by 20% for 2021, which on average will provide families with $1,500. This credit can be claimed on your personal income tax return for 2021.

 

Support for People

Learn what financial, mental health and other supports are available during COVID-19.

 

Support for Workers

Need paid sick leave? Find out about the Ontario Worker Protection Benefit and apply for the Canada Recovery Sickness Benefit (CRSB).

Guidance for health care workers and others who are on the job.