Vaccine Information



Disclaimer: As information continues to rapidly change, there may be some out of date information found within these links. We conduct quarterly audits of our resource hubs.


WE-VAX  A one-stop resource that provides Windsor-Essex residents with the latest information on available vaccine opportunities, eligible ages, accessibility supports (free transportation; accessible locations; childcare), how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
St. Clair College Student Health Services
University of Windsor

Student Health Services

Return to Campus Protocols

WE-SPARK Information

Ask The Expert Series


Video Resources


Cancer Care OntarioWhat you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines: Information for people with cancer
Ontario Ministry of Health

Vaccines doses administered in Ontario

Ontario’s Vaccine Distribution Implementation Plan (2020-12-11)

COVID-19 About Vaccines

COVID-19 Administration of PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (2020-12-13)

COVID-19 Vaccine After Care Sheet

COVID-19 Vaccine Approval Process & Safety

COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability and Rollout

What You Need to Know Before Your COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment

Download Your Enhanced Vaccine Certificate

McGill Office for Science and SocietyReassuring Data for Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine
Ontario COVID-19 Science TableCOVID-19 Advisory for Ontario
211 OntarioVisit or Dial 2-1-1 to get health information: Clinics offering vaccinations, vaccine information, mental health counselling services during the pandemic, etc.


 Canadian Institute of
Health Research

 Ask a Scientist

COVID-19 Research

Government of Canada

Information on COVID-19 Vaccines Including:

  • Authorized vaccines
  • Types of vaccines
  • On-going safety monitoring


 Source Resource
 Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
 Food & Drug Administration (FDA) COVID-19 Vaccines
New York TimesCoronavirus Vaccine Tracker
New ScientistEverything you need to know about the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine (Article by Graham Lawton)
New England Journal of MedicineSafety and Efficacy of the BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine
Labiotech.euOn Our Way to COVID-19 Immunity (Article by Julia Kaiser)

For Parents & Kids

Canadian Paediatric Society Caring For Kids: COVID-19 vaccine for children and youth
American Academy of Pediatrics COVID-19 and Kids: How mRNA Vaccines Work (Video)
Autism Ontario Our Trip to the Vaccine Clinic (Blog)
NatureLong COVID & Kids: Scientists Race to Find Answers
WindsorVax FindersHelps navigate booking appointments, finding pop-up clinics, finding a pharmacy giving vaccinations, and obtaining a proof of vaccination.
Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU)

Recent Announcements and Instructions for Coaches

  • For most up-to-date information and guidelines, please contact your municipality or the owner of the facility where you coach.

5-11 Vaccine Information: About Kids Health

1-on-1 Judgement Free Consultations (Translations Available in 100's of Languages)

Scientific AmericanWhy Omicron is Putting More Kids in Hospital
CBC Health NewsCOVID Hospitalizations and Canadian Kids and Infants
Scarborough Health

VaxFacts: You can book an appointment to do a call with one of their expert doctors. They can do telephone consultations in more than 200 languages.

Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre

Information is available in more than 300 languages.

  • Call 1-833-943-3900 (TTY: 1-866-797-0007)
Science Up FirstVaccine Information for 5-11 Year Olds
TEDx TalksWhy Parents Fear Vaccines

Ethnically-Diverse Communities (Language Translation)

Multicultural Council of Windsor-Essex

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Translated guides to booking an appointment

Social distancing posters translated into 6 languages

Ontario Ministry of HealthCOVID-19 Communication Resources by Language or Topic
Provincial Vaccine Contact CentreSpeak to an experienced agent or health specialist in more than 300 languages. Call 1-833-943-3900 (TTY: 1-866-797-0007)
Science Up FirstYouTube channel full of presentations on COVID-19 topics from physicians and scientists in French and English.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) & COVID-19 Myths

Duke HealthAre There Negative Long-Term Side Effects to the COVID-19 Vaccine? (Video)
Ohio State University Wexner Medical CenterHow can we know the COVID-19 vaccine won’t have long-term side effects? (Article by Nora Colburn, MD, MPH)
Windsor-Essex Community Opioid & Substance StrategyCOVID-19 and Substance Use

Is it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine if I use substances or struggle with addiction? 

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine while I am menstruating (on my period)? Does the COVID-19 vaccine affect menstruation?

TED-EdHow the COVID-19 vaccines were created so quickly by Kaitlyn Sadtler and Elizabeth Wayne (Video)
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

How to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with friends and family

COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Would Like to Have a Baby

Cleveland ClinicHow to Talk to Someone About Vaccine Hesitancy
Government of CanadaAddressing vaccine hesitancy in the context of COVID-19: A primer for health care providers
Public Health Ontario

Primer: Building Confidence in Vaccines

Report: Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Following Vaccination in Ontario: December 14, 2020 to December 12, 2021

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths:

  • After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, I will test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test
  • Being near someone who received a COVID-19 vaccine can affect my menstrual cycle
  • COVID-19 vaccines contain pork products
  • The COVID-19 vaccine will alter my DNA
  • The COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use shed or release any of their components
  • You can get the COVID-19 virus from the COVID-19 vaccines
  • You don’t need a vaccine if you’ve already had COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

  • Can I get a vaccine if I do not have a valid OHIP card?
  • Can I get the vaccine with my pre-existing health condition?
  • How can I receive proof of vaccination or update personal information?
  • I have mobility issues. Is there a way for me to receive the vaccine?
  • If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, can I still get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available?
  • What should I do if I have received the vaccine but develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19?
  • When can I receive other vaccines if I receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Where can I learn more about the status of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario?

Frequently Asked Questions About Immunizations

Ontario Ministry of Health

COVID-19 What you need to know before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

  • I don't want to reveal what drugs (prescription or non-prescription) I take
John Hopkins University & Medicine

Coronavirus Resource Centre: Vaccines

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Science Up FirstLet's Talk COVID-19 and Fertility
UBC Women's Health ClusterCOVID-19 Vaccines and Fertility: Fact or Fiction?
The Society of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of CanadaCOVID Vaccination in Pregnancy
NPRCoronavirus FAQ: I'm Afraid Of Needles. Does The COVID-19 Vaccine Hurt? (Article)