Preparing for your child’s or youth’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Unity Health Toronto is vaccinating Torontonians aged 12 to 17. A full eligibility list is on our website here.

How to prepare for the appointment:

  1. Stay hydrated – drink some water before the appointment and if possible, have a snack or a meal
  2. Dress for the weather – those with appointments may need to wait outside for a short period
  3. Bring proof of age – youth must have proof that they are 12 years or older at the time of vaccination.
  4. Have a guardian or family member join – youth are encouraged to come with one family to the appointment.

  • Youth will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
  • Consent from a parent or guardian will not be required
  • Reminder: No washrooms are available at the St. Joseph’s vaccination clinic. Please plan ahead.

Once the youth is vaccinated, we’ll ask them to wait 15 minutes so we can monitor them for any immediate reaction to the vaccine.

If a guardian or family member has accompanied them to the appointment, they may be asked to wait outside while the youth is monitored in the recovery area. This is to maintain appropriate physical distancing in the clinic.

Last updated May 28, 2021