Ontario launching provincial booking system for COVID-19 vaccines, marking another major milestone in vaccine distribution plan
Our PC government is launching a provincial booking system and customer service desk to support COVID-19 vaccination appointment bookings at mass immunization clinics.
The portal will be live on Monday, March 15 at 8:00 a.m. and will be accepting appointment bookings at mass immunization clinics, starting with individuals aged 80 and older. Starting in April, the online booking tool and call centre will extend to additional age-based groups that are part of Phase Two.
Beginning tomorrow, individuals who will be 80 or older in 2021 (born in 1941 or earlier) and wish to make an appointment can visit http://www.ontario.ca/bookvaccine, where they will be guided to the provincial booking system or to their local public health unit to make an appointment as some public health units will be using their own booking system or call centres already in operation.
When booking an appointment, individuals will be asked for information from their green Ontario health card, birth date, postal code and email address and/or phone number. At the time of booking, eligible individuals will schedule their first and second vaccination appointments.
For individuals turning 80 or older in 2021 who still have a red and white health card, do not have internet access or require assistance with booking, please call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488, open Monday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., beginning on Monday, March 15.
The province is expecting a high volume of traffic to its online booking system. We are asking those not yet eligible to avoid accessing the booking system or calling the service desk to allow those that are eligible the opportunity to book an appointment.
To support Ontario’s vaccine rollout, 255 vaccination sites across the province are planned for March, including 153 mass immunization clinics.