As of Sept. 22, 2021 certain settings will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for entry. This includes higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings can't always be worn.
With increased risk due to a fourth wave of COVID-19 driven by the Delta variant, vaccination will help to protect you against becoming ill with COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada are highly effective at preventing severe outcomes including hospitalizations, severe disease and death. Vaccination will not only protect you as an individual, but can help keep the people around you safe. The more people who get vaccinated, the better protected we'll be, and the sooner things will return to normal.
To enter settings that need proof of vaccination, individuals must show proof that they're fully vaccinated using their vaccination receipt. Individuals who received their vaccinations in Ontario can download their vaccination receipt. You must also show a piece of government-issued ID that matches the name and date of birth on the vaccination receipt.
A person is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if they've received:
If you received your COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario, vaccine receipts are available in PDF form to be printed or downloaded to your computer, phone or tablet.
If you have a green Ontario health card and need a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination receipt, visit the online Provincial booking system or call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. After you log in with your health card number, you will receive an option to book an appointment or get a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination receipt.
If you have a red and white health card, call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. The call centre agent can email you a copy of your receipt.
If you don’t have a health card at all, fill out the COVID-19 No Health Card form. If you have questions about filling out this form, call our COVID-19 Info-Line at 905-688-8248 or 1-888-505-6074, press 7 or chat online.
If you're not able to access the Internet, call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900 to request a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination receipt.
If you've received a COVID-19 vaccination outside of Ontario, report your vaccination using the online form.
If you have a second dose appointment at one of our vaccination clinics, you may also bring proof of vaccination from your first dose with you. Our clinic staff will enter out of province vaccine records into the system. Make sure to keep your original proof of vaccination in a safe place.
If you received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario and one dose in Ontario, you can still use the online Provincial booking system to print both copies of your vaccination receipts, as long as you have a green Ontario health card.
If you received your full series of COVID-19 vaccine outside of Ontario, refer to the original vaccination receipts you were given.
For public settings falling under the provincial guidance, it's the discretion of the individual to determine whether they would like to disclose their vaccination status. Should they make the decision not to divulge this information, they will:
A negative COVID-19 test or recent COVID-19 infection will not entitle a person to enter these settings. However, from Sept. 22 to Oct. 12, 2021, people attending a wedding or funeral reception indoors can provide a negative rapid antigen COVID-19 test taken no more than 48 hours before the event as an alternative to proof of vaccination. Rapid antigen tests are not publicly funded. The only exception after Oct. 12, 2021 are for unvaccinated people with accepted medical exemptions and people under 12 years of age.
You're not required to show proof of vaccination to go indoors with the only purpose of using the washroom or making a payment.
There are two accepted medical exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine.
1. Allergy to a component of the vaccine as confirmed by an allergist / immunologist. Potential allergens include:
2. Diagnosis of myocarditis or pericarditis after a first dose of an mRNA vaccine
As a precautionary measure, the second dose in the mRNA COVID-19 vaccination series should be deferred in individuals who experience myocarditis or pericarditis following the first dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine until more information is available. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization will continue to monitor the evidence and update recommendations as needed.
For more information, review COVID-19 vaccine contraindications and medical exemptions or frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
In Ontario, COVID-19 vaccines are voluntary. Anyone eligible is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated.
We encourage the public to visit Ontario's vaccination website for updates to vaccination requirements.
For information about children, visit COVID-19 vaccination in youth.
For more frequently asked questions, review using your vaccination receipt or new requirements for proof of vaccination in certain settings.