COVID-19 Vaccination

The first COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by Health Canada and are now being distributed across the country. 


Resources

Vaccine Development and Approval in Canada

Provided by Health Canada, this infographic gives an overview of the process vaccines go through to ensure they are effective and safe.

COVID-19 Vaccine Quick Facts Poster

Some of the most common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine are answered on this poster.

Overview of COVID-19 Vaccines

The Government of Canada’s webpage on the vaccine. Contains information on which vaccines are approved and how they work.

COVID-19 Vaccine at a Glance

Vaccine information from the BC Centre of Disease Control.

Ask Me Anything: Expert Q&A on COVID-19 Vaccination for Continuing Care Workers

University of British Columbia’s Dr. Manish Sadarangani answers your questions about the vaccine. Webinar originally aired on January 21, 2021.

Talking to Staff about COVID-19 Vaccination – Q&A for Managers

SafeCare BC has developed a Q&A to help you answer some of the most common questions your staff may have.

Tips on Countering Conspiracy Theories and Misinformation

A flyer created during a SciBeh 2020 Virtual Workshop. Information on how you can deal with COVID misinformation.


Testimonials

Article – What are Your Reasons for Getting the Vaccine?

Video – Bryan Gay’s Experience With the Vaccine

 


Vaccine Rollout 

As of December 2020, vaccines are being delivered regularly to locations in all health authorities in B.C. Groups will receive the vaccine in phases. We are currently in phase two, which is set to last between February 2021 – April 2021

Continuing Care Workers

Long-term Care and Assisted Living Staff

The COVID-19 vaccine is currently being rolled out to workers in long-term care and assisted living.

Home and Community Care Staff

The home and community care sector will receive vaccinations in phase two, starting February.

Independent Living Staff

Workers in Independent living organizations that are not co-located with assisted living are not in phase one of the vaccine rollout.