COVID-19 Information

a nurse holding a patients arm while they administer a vaccine

The safety and well-being of patients, their families and the people who work at Women’s College Hospital is our top priority. Since November 1, 2021, 100% of our active staff, physicians, learners and volunteers are compliant with our mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.


Do I still need a booster shot?

How can I help my child with their fear of getting vaccinated?

Why should I get the COVID-19 Vaccine

How do I access an Enhanced Vaccine Certificate with QR Code?

The Ontario government has made an enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code to allow for an easier and more secure way for individuals to provide proof of vaccination when accessing businesses and organizations. Enhanced vaccine certificates with official QR codes are available for download on the COVID-19 vaccination portal if you have a green photo health (OHIP) card. If you do not have a green photo health (OHIP) card, you will need to obtain a COVID ID number from your public health unit. Toronto Public Health can be reached at 416-338-7600. Once you obtain a COVID ID number you can call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 to have an enhanced vaccine certificate emailed or mailed to you.

You can still continue to use your existing vaccine receipt even after vaccine enhanced certificates are available. Both formats are valid proof of vaccination. For more information please visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/

example of an ontario health card

COVID-19 Test Results:

A copy of your result is available online through the Ministry of Health or if you are registered for MyHealthRecord. If you can’t access your results online, you can also contact our Health Information department at 416-323-6098 or requestforrecords@wchospital.ca.

Resources for Healthcare Practitioners

  • LTC+ – Resources for physicians and caretakers in Long Term Care
  • COVIDCare@Home – Resources for clinicians and physicians to support patients recovering from COVID-19
  • Multi-language COVID-19 information – Information in 15 different languages for physicians and clinicians to share with patients and community

Relevant Links & Community Information

COVID-19 Videos

our experts answer your questions about COVID-19 vaccines

We understand that you may have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, so we’ve asked our experts to help address your concerns through the following helpful videos.

How do the COVID-19 vaccines work?


Comment fonctionnent les vaccin COVID-19?


Cómo funciona la vacuna COVID-19?


COVID – 19 தடுப்பூசி – போட வேண்டுமா?


क्या COVID-19 वैक्सीन सुरक्षित है?


ਮੈਨੂੰ COVID-19 ਟੀਕਾ ਕਿਉਂ ਲੈਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ?

How does the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine work?


Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe?


Does the COVID-19 vaccine affect your DNA?


Are vaccines safe for people with certain medical conditions?

Is the rumour about vaccines affect fertility true?


Is the rumour about microchips true?

What did it mean for you to get the COVID-19 vaccine?


What happens after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?


I’m young and healthy – why do I need to get the vaccine?


Which vaccine should I get?


If I’ve already had COVID-19, do I need to get the vaccine?