COVID -19 Vaccine in Ontario

On December 9, 2020, Health Canada authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine in Canada. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was put through rigorous and extensive review by Health Canada , and is expected to be an effective way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Federal and Provincial governments have outlined an approach identifying COVID-19 ‘hot spots’ and prioritizing the most at risk populations to receive COVID-19 immunization first.

In Ontario, a COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, led by General Rick Hillier, is providing recommendations on timely, effective and ethical implementation of the provincial COVID-19 immunization program. Click here for Ontario’s Vaccine Distribution Implementation Plan .

Trillium Health Partners to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine

As the largest hospital in Ontario, Trillium Health Partners (THP) has seen first-hand the impacts of COVID-19 on our patients, teams, and communities. Since the start of the pandemic THP has ranked second in the province for duration of COVID-19 patient stays. 

As part of the vaccine distribution plan, the Government of Ontario designated THP as one of the twenty one hospitals , across the province, to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. 

THP is proud to be playing a key role in the biggest immunization program in a century and the continued fight against COVID-19.

A dedicated THP COVID-19 vaccination team is in place, working closely with public health at the local, provincial and federal levels to coordinate distribution with an aim to begin administering the vaccine quickly and safely in the coming weeks.

THP will administer the vaccine in phases according to the key populations defined by the federal and provincial governments. Our top priority remains the delivery safe, high quality care to all THP patients. However, THP’s expertise and capabilities play an important role in the broader care system in the community. We will participate in the roll out of the COVID-19 immunization program and will look to our regional and provincial partners to leverage additional resources wherever possible to provide this service to the community.

Information on the COVID-19 vaccine is constantly evolving. We will continue to provide you with timely updates on this topic as they are made available.