COVID-19 Information

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 testing, assessment, or treatment is still available in a number of ways, including:

If you think you have COVID-19 and are seeking treatment, don’t delay. You will need to start treatment within five days of the start of symptoms.

If you or your child have severe symptoms, call 911 or go to the emergency department.

For adults, severe symptoms include:

  • Shortness of breath.
  • Chest pain.
  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Confusion.

For children, severe symptoms include:

  • Working hard or straining to breathe – for example, the lower chest is moving in more than normal when the child breathes, the child is grunting, or the child’s nostrils are flaring.
  • Bluish skin.
  • Unable to breastfeed or drink.
  • Very sleepy or difficult to wake.
  • Peeing less than usual.
  • Fever with rash.
  • Seizures or convulsions.
  • Fever in an infant younger than three months.

If you are worried your child is seriously ill, call 911 or go to the emergency department.

Am I at risk of serious illness or hospitalization from COVID-19?

Who is at Moderate or High Risk?

Regardless of vaccination status:
  • People who are undergoing treatment for medical conditions such as cancer
  • People who are taking medication for diabetes
  • People who are taking medications for a chronic illness that lowers their immunity (such as medications following organ or stem cell transplant, arthritis, kidney failure, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, or lupus)
  • People with untreated or advanced HIV
  • People who are obese
  • Women who are unvaccinated and pregnant
  • Other risk factors include age (over 50), Indigenous, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, sickle cell disease

To book a COVID-19 test or assessment, contact your pharmacy or locating the nearest pharmacy that provides COVID-19 testing.

If you are unsure, speak to your health care provider. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine

In Durham Region, there are numerous places to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Paediatric COVID-19 Vaccine for children 5-11 Years Old

All Ontario residents between 5-11 years-old are eligible for a peadatric COVID-19 vaccine. 

For information and resources to help prepare you and your child for a vaccination visit The CARD System.

Facts about the COVID-19 vaccine for 5 - 11 year olds

To book an appointment, click here

Specialist Referral Form: COVID-19 Vaccine Allergy

Starting November 5, 2021, Lakeridge Health is running a weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Allergy Clinic. The Vaccine Allergy Clinic is located at Oshawa Hospital. Individuals with mild to moderate allergic reaction to the COVID vaccine or any of its components are eligible. Patients must be referred by an allergist or a specialist and have an appointment. The clinic will administer the vaccine suggested by the community allergist/specialist by a registered nurse or a physician. To access a referral form click on the link: 

Specialist Referral Form: COVID-19 Vaccine Allergy


COVID-19 Cases at Lakeridge Health as of December 8, 2022

  COVID-19 Cases at Lakeridge Health as of June 11, 2024


COVID-19 positive inpatients across Lakeridge Health.


COVID-19 positive inpatients in Lakeridge Health ICUs. 1