COVID-19  Vaccines

Click here for more information about vaccine safety and effectiveness.

Please check back often for updates as information changes rapidly. Click here to see vaccination information flyers in multiple languages (many thanks to Women's College Hospital and their partners for allowing us to use them).

Please Note:  Carea is NOT a testing site
For information on pop-up testing sites in Oshawa, Ajax and Pickering,click here.

Click on names below for additional local information:
Lakeridge Health or Durham Region Health 

Do you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it; click on this self-assessment tool 

Have you been tested for COVID-19; Click HERE to view your lab results.
CLICK HERE FOR COVID-19 Online Supports and Important Phone Numbers


COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Families of Children aged 5-11

Where can my child get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Durham Health Department COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children aged 5-11 are OPEN.

  • Durham Region children aged 5-11 are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at any Health Department clinic.
  • Clinics are by appointment only.Walk-ins will not be accepted.
  • Family members and friends over the age of 11 will not be able to be vaccinated at children’s clinics.

 Dates & Locations:  Children 5 to 11 COVID-19 Immunization Clinic Calendar - Region of Durham
To book an appointment:  Region of Durham - Book a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Online (  Or call 1-888-444-5113
Selected pharmacies are offering the paediatric COVID-19 vaccine for 5–11-year-olds.  Click here for a list of participating pharmacies: COVID-19 pharmacy vaccine locations (

Carea will also be offering vaccine clinics for rostered primary care clients.  Dates and locations COMING SOON!!

SickKids launches COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service for children, youth and their families

Ontarians can now book a confidential phone call with a SickKids clinician to ask questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children and youth!

To support the vaccination effort of Ontarians against COVID-19, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) has launched a COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service for children, youth and their families.
The Consult Service offers by-appointment phone consultations for children, youth and their families with a trusted health-care professional from SickKids to answer their questions and help make informed decisions about vaccination.

Visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Consult Service by clicking here.

Carea is open to serve you!

Our Oshawa, Ajax and Pickering sites remain open but have reduced hours for in-person appointment times. Please call for an appointment BEFORE you come as we are not taking drop-ins at this time.  Appointment hours and site hours can be found here.

We will continue to provide non-urgent medical appointments and primary care, mental health support (including counselling), community outreach and more.  In an effort to maintain social distancing, we will be utilizing a variety of virtual methods including; Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN), virtual platforms and/or telephone where appropriate. Please contact us so we can determine the best way to help you.

We are offering new programs and services on virtual platforms.  Click here to see what's happening.  New programs are added regularly, so check back often.

Clients, please be advised you will be screened by staff via telephone prior to your appointment as well as when you arrive on-site. You will be provided with a surgical mask upon entry.
Please DO NOT visit any of our sites if you do not have an existing appointment.

If you have an existing appointment at Carea, please call ahead to confirm your appointment.

Carea and our partners are actively monitoring the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and will continue to do so.  We thank you for your ongoing patience.  

Additional Information

Social Distancing is imperative at this time - keep 2 metres or 6 feet between yourself and others.

Click on the blue text to learn more about social distancing  
What is the best way to avoid spreading infection? 
  • wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • sneeze and cough into your sleeve
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • avoid contact with people who are sick
  • stay home if you are sick

Click here to read Carea's Safety Plan