COVID-19

Common questions about COVID-19

National guidance

Extended dose intervals for COVID-19 vaccines to optimize early vaccine rollout and population protection in Canada in the context of limited vaccine supply. 07 April 2021. National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

Summary of NACI extended dose intervals statement of April 7, 2021. National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

COVID-19 in Canada: A one-year update on social and economic impacts. 11 March 2021. Statistics Canada.

Guidance on the prioritization of initial doses of COVID-19 vaccine(s). National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

Interim guidance on continuity of immunization programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

Recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines. National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

Preliminary guidance on key populations for early COVID-19 immunization. National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

Planning guidance for administration of COVID-19 vaccine. National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

Planning guidance for immunization clinics for COVID-19 vaccines. National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

Vaccines and treatments for COVID-19: Vaccine rollout. Government of Canada.

Coronavirus disease: Guidance documents. Government of Canada.

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools’ planned COVID-19 response in 2021. National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT).

Provincial and territorial guidance

Health professionals. British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

Information for AHS staff & health professionals. Alberta Health Services.

COVID-19 vaccine information for health care providers. Saskatchewan Health Authority.

COVID-19 vaccines. Government of Manitoba.

COVID-19 vaccine-relevant information and planning resources. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

COVID-19 (coronavirus). Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ).

Vaccine. Government of New Brunswick.

COVID-19 vaccine information. Nova Scotia Health.

COVID-19 vaccines and immunization program. Prince Edward Island Health and Wellness.

Resources for health care professionals. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Yukon’s COVID-19 strategy. Government of Yukon, Health and Wellness.

COVID-19 vaccine. Government of Northwest Territories.

Practice guides and references

Improving the vaccination experience for your patients: A guide for healthcare providers. HelpinKids&Adults | University of Toronto | Immunize Canada

Preparing for your COVID-19 vaccine: A guide for health care workers. HelpinKids&Adults | University of Toronto | Immunize Canada

Preparing for your COVID-19 vaccine: A guide for personal support workers. HelpinKids&Adults | University of Toronto | Immunize Canada

 

COVID-19 Vaccination information resources: Tool kit for health care providers. Public Health Agency of Canada.

Recommendations for Reducing Vaccine Pain in Adults. HELPinKids&Adults | University of Toronto | Immunize Canada.

Needle Fear: When It Gets in the Way. HELPinKids&Adults | University of Toronto | Immunize Canada.

Needle-Related Fainting: Why does it happen? What to do about it? HELPinKids&Adults | University of Toronto | Immunize Canada.

Health organizations

Pharmacovigilance of COVID-19 Vaccines. World Health Organization.

Emerging treatment and research. Arthritis Society of Canada.

GINA: Interim Guidance about COVID-19 and asthma. Global Initiative for Asthma.

COVID-19 – Coronavirus Prevention and Vaccination. The Lung Association.


 

Answering your COVID-19 vaccination questions

The Lung Association
Date: 10 February 2021

CHPCA updates on COVID-19. Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.

COF update on COVID-19. Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation.

Hope Air and Airbnb provided accommodations for more than 300 frontline workers during pandemic. Hope Air.

New clinical trial will test treatment for mitigating COVID-19 infections in people with cancer. Canadian Cancer Society.

COVID-19: Managing life with mito during the pandemic. Mito Canada.

COVID-19 in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Parkinson Canada’s Action Plan for COVID-19. Parkinson Canada.

Research

Coronavirus Research Hub. Elsevier coronavirus and COVID-19-related full-text articles and chapters will be provided as long as needed while the public health emergency is ongoing. Research tools and selected virology and infectious disease journals are open to coronavirus researchers through 30 April 2021.

Education


 

PHAC: COVID-19 Vaccines Allergies and LDV Syringe Discussion

Webinar presented by the National Collaborating Centre on Infectious Diseases (NCCID)
Date: 20 February 2021
Speakers: Dr. Bryna Warshawsky and Dr. Catherine Dickson (Public Health Agency of Canada)

PHAC: COVID-19 Vaccines Foundational Webinar

Webinar presented by the National Collaborating Centre on Infectious Diseases (NCCID)
Date: 23 February 2021
Presenters: Dr. Megan Bettle (Health Canada), Dr. Shelley Deeks (Vice Chair of NACI),Dr. Marina Salvadori and Dr. April Killikelly (Public Health Agency of Canada)


 

PHAC: COVID-19 Vaccines Planning for Immunization Clinics

Webinar presented by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID)
Date: 01 March 2021
Presenter: Dr. Bryna Warshawsky (Medical Advisor, Public Health Agency of Canada)


 

Update on COVID Vaccines

Webinar presented by the Health Charities Coalition of Canada (HCCC)
Date: 29 January 2021
Speaker: Dr. Anne Pham-Huy (Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, CHEO, University of Ottawa

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Vaccine Hesitancy and First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Populations – Potential Implications during COVID-19

Webinar presented by the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) and the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID)
Date: 14 January 2021
Speaker: Dr. Sarah Minwanimad Funnell (First Nations Family Physician; Public Health Specialist; Associate Medical Officer of Health, Ottawa Public Health; Director, Indigenous Health, Department of Family Medicine, Queen’s University)

 

Webinars on COVID-19 vaccines. Government of Canada.

Joint Immunize Canada and CANVax webinar series. Canadian Vaccination Evidence Resource and Exchange Centre (CANVax).

Canadian Pharmacists Association: Webinars. Canadian Pharmacists Association.

Attitudes to Vaccination, Misinformation, and Vaccine Uptake during COVID-19. Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

From Vaccine Hesitancy to Vaccine Resilience: Building And Sustaining Vaccination Acceptance and Uptake. Children’s Healthcare Canada.

Interim Estimates of Vaccine Effectiveness of BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 COVID-19 Vaccines in Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Health Care Personnel, First Responders, and Other Essential and Frontline Workers — Eight U.S. Locations, December 2020–March 2021. (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 70, pp. 495-500). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US).

COVID-19 Update: Vaccination Recommendations & Implementation. National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (US).

Engaging communities to increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines. National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) (US).

How to maintain and build trust in immunization – A particular challenge in face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mérieux Foundation Vaccine Acceptance Initiative.

Virtual Meeting on Improving Vaccine Uptake – Issues of Access and Hesitancy. UNICEF.


 

Protecting the public with limited COVID-19 vaccine supply: 1 or 2 doses?

Dr. Paul Offit – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Date: 02 February 2021


 

Recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) on the Use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases | Public Health Agency of Canada
Date: 30 December 2020


 

Recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) on the Use of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases | Public Health Agency of Canada
Date: 18 December 2020

Strengthening Vaccine Confidence in Pediatric and Family Practice Offices During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (US), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).

Why rumors about vaccines spread — and how to rebuild trust. Vaccine Confidence Project.

Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation in the Practice. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (US), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD).

What every clinician should know about COVID-19 vaccine safety. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (US).

RNA vaccines: an introduction. University of Cambridge (UK) | PHG Foundation.

IFA Town Hall: In conversation with Dr. Ross Upshur. International Federation on Ageing.

Communication, misinformation, and infodemic

The COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook: A practical guide for improving vaccine communication and fighting misinformation. SciBeh.

The Conspiracy Theory Handbook. Lewandowsky S & Cook J.

Vaccine hesitancy

The Anti-Vaxx Playbook. Center for Countering Digital Hate.

The Anti-Vaxx Playbook: Executive Summary. Center for Countering Digital Hate.

Center for Countering Digital Hate.

Awareness and promotional resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Last Updated: 07 April 2021