The immunization of Providence Long Term Care staff began on December 14. Because of their vital role in caring for the most vulnerable in our community, they were identified in a priority group for receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccine is delivered in two doses, at least 21 days apart.
Vaccines are products that help protect you from viruses that cause illnesses like COVID-19. Canada has one of the most rigorous regulatory systems to authorize new vaccines for use. Health Canada’s authority ensures:
- Laboratory and clinical studies provide evidence of product safety and effectiveness
- Manufacturing process meets a high standard
- The product meets the highest standards of quality
- At this time, provincial orders and guidelines remain in place for everyone, even if you have received the vaccine.
For more information about the types of vaccine Health Canada is reviewing, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/covid19-industry/drugs-vaccines-treatments/list-authorized-trials.html
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.