Covid-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 – Vaccine Info

Last reviewed/updated: 12:12 p.m., April 16, 2021

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About the COVID-19 vaccine

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Peterborough Vaccine Planning and Status

Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Implementation Plan

The Plan for Peterborough

Please note – this plan will be updated with further information for phase 2 when more provincial guidance is received.

Who decides the COVID-19 vaccine distribution priority in Peterborough region?

Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

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About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Health Canada Approved COVID-19 Vaccines

Pfizer-BioNTech

On December 9, 2020, Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in prevention of the COVID-19 virus. For more information visit:

Moderna

On December 23, 2020, Health Canada approved the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for use in prevention of COVID-19. For more information on this vaccine, visit:

Learn how the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Moderna vaccine uses mRNA technology to train your immune system to detect and defend against COVID-19.

AstraZeneca

On February 26, 2021, Health Canada approved the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in prevention of the COVID-19 virus. For more information visit:

Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

On March 5, 2021, Health Canada approved the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for use in prevention of the COVID-19 virus. For more information visit:

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Vaccine Safety

The safety of vaccines is carefully monitored, starting early in the product development and continuing for as long as the vaccine is being used. Health Canada’s independent drug authorization process is recognized around the world for its high standards and rigorous review. Decisions are based only on scientific and medical evidence showing that vaccines are safe and effective. The benefits must also outweigh any risks.  For more information see Health Canada Vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.

As with all vaccines, the possibility of a serious side effect is very rare. these are typically due to an allergic reaction or other health conditions that you may have prior to receiving the vaccine. Speak to your healthcare provider if you have any concerns before receiving the vaccine.

For more information about vaccine safety and reporting in Ontario visit Public Health Ontario: Vaccine Safety or review how vaccine safety is monitored.
For more information on vaccine manufacturing, safety, and quality control visit the World Health Organization webpage.

COVID-19 Vaccines Webinar Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines & You (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) – January 15, 2021 Webinar recording with Dr. Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough Public Health

COVID-19 Vaccines & You (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) – January 15, 2021 Slide deck from webinar with Dr. Salvaterra, Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough Public Health

COVID-19 Vaccines & You (AstraZeneca & Janssen) – March 18, 2021 Webinar recording with Dr. Salvaterra

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