Covid-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 – Vaccine Info

Last reviewed/updated: 10:34 am, May 13, 2021

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Peterborough Vaccine Planning and Status

About the COVID-19 vaccine

Healthcare Provider Vaccine Information


Peterborough Vaccine Planning and Status

Peterborough Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Implementation Plan

The Plan for Peterborough

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

Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

The province of Ontario has outlined the vaccine eligibility opening plan for the month of May. By the end of May 2021, all individuals age 18+ will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Learn more about where you fit in the Ontario 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. Any serious side effects or adverse events following immunization (AEFI) related to the COVID-19 vaccine are reported to a primary care physician and investigated by the local public health unit. All AEFI in Canada that are related to the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.

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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