Originally posted Jan. 27, 2020. Last updated June 9, 2021
This page will provide updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as they become available. The Ministry of Health has released guidelines for primary care, along with posters. A website for healthcare providers is now live. You can also access information for the public on their site.
Originally posted Mar. 23, 2020. Last updated May 25, 2021 *NEW*
Resources related to COVID-19 for patients, caregivers and the general public 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:
- Pause of first doses of AstraZeneca/COVIDSHIELD Update
- mRNA Vaccines in Primary Care
- Ontario Matching Portal
- COVID-19 vaccination clinic workflow and mass upload tips & tricks
- Community of Practice: Primary Care Participation
- A Big Thank You!
In This Issue:
KFLA Public Health, March 2021
This resource contains lessons learned and helpful advice from three Moderna community pilot vaccination clinics in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFLA) region. The goal is to share information to primary care providers starting a Moderna community vaccination clinic.
Attached are preliminary learnings from Moderna in primary care partnered clinics and support documents.
The three vaccination clinics included for the preparation of this document were Wolfe Island, Lakelands Family Health Team and Sharbot Lake Family Health Team. Of the clinics, two were sit-down vaccination sites while one was a drive thru clinic. For the sit-down clinic sites, one was held at a local fire hall while the other was at a Lions Club hall. The drive through clinic was held at a central location with sufficient parking to accommodate the post vaccination observational period.
- Vaccination clinics can foster community support and togetherness. Our clinics displayed great partnership between family health teams, paramedics, fire halls, Lions Club members, public health teams and other community partners.
- While immunization teams should strive for optimum pre-clinic preparation, unexpected delays may still occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Continue to work towards more efficient preparation and teamwork when difficulties arise.
- Having a staff back up and training plan, in the event that a staff member cannot attend due to illness etc., may be helpful for ensuring adequate clinic staffing.
- Having a clinic lead person is key. This is one person to oversee the clinic and help with organization. It is not ideal for that person to be involved in vaccine prep or other tasks, as they will be interrupted frequently.
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We are writing to provide you with an update from our united Primary Care COVID-19 Vaccination Collaborative (PC-VAC*). This week’s key messages that we shared with vaccine decision-makers can be found here.
Shared by the Toronto Star
Updated March 2021
The Toronto Star collected data on how each Ontario Region will roll out COVID vaccines. The 21 Public Health Units responded; 8 were found online; 5 were not found at the time.