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COVID-19 Vaccine-Relevant Information and Planning Resources

Last reviewed April 29, 2021
Last updated April 29, 2021

Prioritization Resources

Document Title  Description Date
Guidance for Prioritization of Phase 2 Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination Provides guidance regarding the rollout of vaccination of Phase 2 populations identified in Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination program. April 27, 2021
Guidance for Prioritizing Health Care Workers for COVID-19 Vaccination Provides guidance regarding the phased prioritization of HCWs for COVID-19 vaccination and prioritization decision making. March 17, 2021
Ethical framework for COVID-19 vaccine distribution Outlines the ethical principles that should be used to guide COVID-19 vaccine prioritization, distribution decisions and decision-making processes. January 8, 2021

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Long-Term Care Home / Retirement Homes Resources

Document Title  Description Date
Guidance for COVID-19 Immunization in Long-Term Care Homes and Retirement Homes  Guidance for LTCH/RH staff on decision making for prioritizing and immunizing residents, particularly in the context of COVID-19 outbreaks January 18, 2021 

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Health Care Provider Education Documents

Document Title  Description Date

COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Clinical Support Tool

Information tool that can be used by health care providers to counsel patients, to help them make an informed decision about COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and breastfeeding. April 16, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Approval Process and Safety Outlines the expedited COVID-19 vaccine approval process and safety standards. March 11, 2021
About COVID-19 Vaccines Provides a brief overview of how the COVID-19 vaccines work and side effects. March 11, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Availability and Rollout Provides a brief overview of the intergovernmental vaccine rollout plan. January 6, 2021
Managing Health Care Workers with Symptoms within 48 Hours of Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine Provides guidance to health care settings, including long-term care homes, on planning for and support of HCWs who have recently received COVID-19 vaccination. December 14, 2020

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General Immunization Documents for Patients

Document Title  Description Date 
COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Patient Decision-Making Tool Infographic that can be used by patients to help them make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and breastfeeding. April 16, 2021
Vaccine Dose Intervals This document outlines guidance to extend the interval between the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as aligned with the recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). April 23, 2021
After Your COVID-19 Vaccine

One pager document on what to expect in the days after vaccination, including rare side effects and other pertinent information.

Documents in other languages

March 29, 2021
Medical exceptions to Extended Dose Intervals for COVID-19 vaccines This document outlines guidance for medical exceptions to the extended interval between the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by the province’s Vaccine Clinical Advisory Group (VCAG). March 26, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet

Vaccine information for patients receiving any COVID-19 vaccine.

Documents in other languages

  • The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has recently updated their Recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines. Updates to the Vaccine Information Sheet with the revised age recommendations for AstraZeneca are pending.
April 1, 2021
What you need to know about your COVID-19 vaccine appointment

Provides information for patients on how to prepare for an upcoming COVID-19 vaccination appointment and what to do after receiving the vaccine.

Documents in other languages

March 29, 2021

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General Immunization Documents for Immunizers and Vaccine Clinics

Document Title  Description Date 
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Operations Planning Checklist Guidance to support local planning and the successful operationalization of COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Ontario. March 11, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidance Guidance for vaccine handling, storage and transport of the Pfizer-BioNTech, and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. April 15, 2021
Administration of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for health care providers administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. April 27, 2021
Administration of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for health care providers administering the Moderna vaccine. April 27, 2021
Administration of AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD COVID-19 Vaccines

Guidance for health care providers administering the AstraZeneca or COVISHIELD vaccine.

April 15, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendations for Special Populations Provides guidance for COVID-19 vaccination in populations with specific medical conditions, pregnancy and allergies. March 11, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination: Allergy Form Provides a sample allergy form to be completed by an allergist-immunologist with the patient. March 11, 2021

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Consent for COVID-19 Vaccination Documents

Document Title  Description Date
COVID-19 Vaccine- Pre-Screening Assessment Tool for Health Care Providers A pre-screening tool for health care providers administering any COVID-19 vaccine. March 11, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form

Used by health care providers to obtain consent from patients for the COVID-19 vaccination.

Documents in other languages

March 11, 2021
Consent for Collection of Sociodemographic Data Used by health care providers to obtain consent from patients to support data collection on the vaccine roll-out March 5, 2021

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For More Information

Ministry of Health
Health System Emergency Management Branch
1075 Bay Street, Suite 810
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2B1
Fax : 416-212-4466
TTY : 1-800-387-5559
E-mail : emergencymanagement.moh@ontario.ca

 

Health workers and health sector employers can call the Healthcare Provider Hotline for more information
Toll free : 1-866-212-2272

CritiCall Ontario provides a 24 hour call centre for hospitals to contact on-call specialists; arrange for appropriate hospital bed access and facilitate urgent triage for patients
1-800-668-4357

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