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COVID-19 Vaccine-Relevant Information and Planning Resources

Last reviewed December 2, 2021
Last updated December 2, 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
Q&A for Health Care Providers on Mixed (Heterologous) COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules Q&A for Health Care Providers on Mixed (Heterologous) COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules July 16, 2021

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

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General Immunization Documents for Patients

Document Title  Description Date 
Janssen Vaccine Information Sheet Vaccine information for patients receiving the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine December 2, 2021
COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario This guidance document outlines the definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ in Ontario September 15, 2021
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. June 22, 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

July 19, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet Vaccine information for patients receiving any COVID-19 vaccine.

Documents in other languages

October 07, 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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Child/Youth Resources

Document Title  Description Date 
COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet: For Youth (Age 12-17) Vaccine information for youth receiving the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. October 07, 2021
What Youth Need to Know About their Appointment Provides information for youth on how to prepare for an upcoming COVID-19 vaccination appointment and what to do after receiving the vaccine. May 19, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Children/Youth (Age 5-17) Consent Form A paper copy of the form used by health care providers to document consent from children/youth and/or their parent/legal guardian for the COVID-19 vaccination. November 22, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet for Children (age 5-11) Vaccine information for children (age 5-11) receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. November 22, 2021

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General Immunization Documents for Immunizers and Vaccine Clinics

Document Title  Description Date 
COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

Guidance for health care providers administering COVID-19 vaccines

November 26, 2021
Sample Statement of Medical Exemption

Sample template for medical exemptions to COVID-19 vaccines

September 20, 2021
Medical Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance to assist health practitioners in evaluating contraindications or precautions to COVID-19 vaccination that may warrant a medical exemption September 14, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations Provides guidance on administering third doses of COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario December 2, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Errors and Deviations Guidance This guidance document is intended to assist healthcare providers by providing them with suggested actions to take after an inadvertent immunization error has occurred to support consistent and optimal management of these incidents. June 23, 2021
COVID-19 Guidance for Individuals Vaccinated outside of Ontario/Canada This document provides health care providers and Public Health Units with approaches for individuals who have received COVID-19 vaccination outside of Ontario or Canada September 14, 2021
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 COVID-19 vaccines. June 23, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccination Recommendations for Special Populations Provides guidance for COVID-19 vaccination in populations with specific medical conditions, pregnancy and allergies. December 2, 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 Screening Form A pre-screening tool for health care providers administering any COVID-19 vaccine. COVAX has been updated to include these questions. August 17, 2021
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 Information for Individuals that received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine/COVISHIELD vaccine

A supplemental document for patients who received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, to be reviewed before they receive a second dose of vaccine.

November 18, 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

August 17, 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.

Documents in other languages

June 2, 2021

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Vaccine Hesitancy

Document Title Description Date
Health Care Provider Planning Checklist Vaccination planning checklist for health care providers July 26, 2021

Vaccination Handout

Handout for people receiving a vaccination July 26, 2021
CARD Summary Summary of CARD system for HCPJune 18, 2021
CARD Improving the Vaccination Experience Advice on using the CARD system for vaccination planningJuly 26, 2021
School Vaccine Student Poster Poster of strategies to aid vaccination July 26, 2021
CARD Parent Pamphlet Advice for parents to prepare children for vaccinationJune 18, 2021
Needle Fears Resource Strategies to reduce needle fear July 26, 2021
School Vaccine Student Resource Self-help tool used to support vaccinationJune 18, 2021
Recommendations for Reducing Vaccine Pain in Adults Infographic on reducing vaccine pain in adults July 26, 2021

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Other Vaccination Resources

Document Title Description Date
COVID-19 Vaccine Surveillance Plan

Outlines the vaccine surveillance plan for Ontario

May 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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