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COVID-19 Vaccine-Relevant Information and Planning Resources

Last reviewed December 20, 2022
Last updated December 20, 2022

Health Care Provider Education Documents

Document Title  Description Date
COVID-19 Vaccine Approval Process and Safety Outlines the expedited COVID-19 vaccine approval process and safety standards. March 11, 2021

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General Immunization Documents for Patients

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. January 25, 2022
COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet (age 12+) Vaccine information for patients receiving any COVID-19 vaccine. March 31, 2022

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General Immunization Documents for Immunizers and Vaccine Clinics

Document Title  Description Date 
COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance

Guidance for health care providers administering COVID-19 vaccines

December 20, 2022
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 January 12, 2022
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

General and unique guidance for vaccine handling, storage, and transport of COVID-19 vaccines.

December 20, 2022

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Consent for COVID-19 Vaccination Documents

Document Title  Description Date
COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form

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

October 6, 2022
Consent for Collection of Sociodemographic Data

Used by health care providers to obtain consent from patients and substitute decision makers to support data collection on the vaccine roll-out.

Documents in other languages

January 28, 2022

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Vaccine Hesitancy

Document Title Description Date
Vaccine Hesitancy Resources for Children and Adults 

Resources to help support vaccination, reduce needle fear, and prepare individuals for vaccination.

For more information regarding how to improve the vaccination experience and to help address vaccine hesitancy and needle-phobia, please visit:  


September 20, 2022

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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

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