Like many of you we share the collective disbelief that we are in Wave 4 of the pandemic, with numbers increasing daily and back to school being just around the corner. We know how tired you are but despite that exhaustion, you are and have always been there for your patients and community.
Thank you again for all you do day in and day out, especially during these unprecedented and challenging times. Please find below some additional resources and supports you may find helpful.
Originally posted January 4, 2021. Last updated August 24, 2021 *NEW*
Resources related to COVID-19 vaccinations based on most recent information shared with AFHTO.
Originally posted Mar. 23, 2020. Last updated July 30, 2021 *NEW*
Resources related to COVID-19 for the management and operations of primary care team locations are listed below. New and updated resources will be added to the top of each list as they become available.
Originally posted Mar 10, 2020. Last updated May 25, 2021 *NEW*
We have created a list of infection prevention and control tools and resources. New and updated resources will be added to the top of each list as they become available.
In this Issue:
- COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Workflow and Mass Upload Tips & Tricks
- Ontario Health Updates: Quality Standards (QS)
- Recent Research Publications
- Upcoming Webinars
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Workflow and Mass Upload Tips & Tricks
Hosted by the IPHCC
The Indigenous Primary Health Care Council is pleased to present a Wise Practices for COVID Vaccinators webinar. The session will provide participants with foundational knowledge whether they are providing vaccinations to on-reserve First Nations or to Indigenous populations living in urban settings.
On February 26, we heard from teams that have stepped up to provide leadership for vaccine distribution in their communities. They spoke to work that is underway, including roll-out and operation of mass immunization clinics, utilisation of mobile units to reach vulnerable people, and collaboration with primary care partners.
They shared unique examples of work in their regions; offered guidance and advice; and spoke to planning considerations and lessons learned.
The following leaders presented and answered questions:
SHARED BY Ontario's ministry of health
Shared Dec. 14, 2020
Summary guidance released on December 14, 2020 by the Ministry of Health includes the following:
- About Vaccines
- COVID-19 Guidance for Health Care Settings
- Information Sheet: Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
- Approval Process and Safety
- Administration of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
- Vaccine Availability and Rollout
Shared by the Ministry of Health
Shared on October 1, 2020
This tool provides basic information only and contains recommendations for children to support decision making by parents about whether their child should attend school/childcare and/or needs to be tested for COVID-19. This can be used to assess symptoms of any child who attends child care or school (junor, intermediate, high school). It is not to be used as a clinical assessment tool or intended to take the place of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Screening must occur daily and at home before a child enters school or child care.
Cet outil ne fournit que des renseignements de base et contient des recommandations à l’intention des enfants pour aider les parents à décider si leur enfant devrait aller à l’école ou au service de garde d’enfants et (ou) s’il doit subir un test pour la COVID-19. Cet outil peut être utilisé pour évaluer les symptômes d’un enfant qui fréquente un service de garde d’enfants ou qui va à l’école (primaire, intermédiaire et secondaire). Il ne doit pas être utilisé comme outil d’évaluation clinique ou destiné à remplacer les conseils, diagnostics ou traitements médicaux. Le dépistage doit se faire chaque jour à la maison avant que l’enfant se rende à l’école ou au service de garde d’enfants.
- Outil de dépistage de la COVID-19 pour les enfants qui fréquentent les écoles et les services de garde d’enfant (V1 - FR)