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Vaccine (COVID-19)

Funding for Canadian COVID-19 Vaccine Technologies

  • This news release by the Prime Minister of Canada addresses the announcement of funding going towards developing COVID-19 vaccinations, increasing the domestic biomanufacturing sector and other treatments/methods to fight the pandemic.
  • This page includes the allocation of this funding, the government's signed agreements, and details of other projects related to vaccine development.

Operation VECTER

  • Operation VECTOR is the second operation undertaken by the Canadian Department of Defence with the responsibility of aiding all levels of government with the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
  • This page contains the details of the operation, information regarding planning, training and logistics around the operation, how the Canadian Armed Forces have helped remote communities with their vaccine endeavors, and information on the vaccine roll-out task force.

Guidance for Obtaining a COVID-19 Vaccine

  • This Public Health resource guides Canadians through the process of getting or registering for a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • This document explains how to get an appointment, who is eligible for the vaccine, circumstances where you should consult with your doctor regarding whether the vaccine is right for you, the benefits of obtaining the vaccine, when to continue following public health measures, and the recommendations for the priority groups. 

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children

  • This page discusses the COVID-19 vaccine in relation to children and explains how the vaccine works, how it is administered, effectiveness, and the importance of vaccines.
  • This page also links to three more pages discussing what diseases vaccines prevent, when it is advised to vaccinate children, and what to expect for your child’s vaccine appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Healthcare Providers

  • This Tool Kit for Health Care Providers was created by the Public Health Agency of Canada to equip health care providers with the knowledge to inform themselves and others of the safety and importance of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • This publication includes general details regarding COVID-19, an overview of the vaccines roll-out and the approved vaccinations, planning guidance for health care providers, how to instill vaccine confidence and safety, and additional resources

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

  • This page addresses the details of the mRNA Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, which is one of the vaccinations approved by Health Canada.
  • This page includes what the vaccine is made of, how it works, how it is administered, potential side effects, and how Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada are monitoring and ensuring the safety of the vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Procurement

  • In order to secure COVID-19 vaccines for Canadians, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has worked with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and has utilized the advice from the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force.
  • This page discusses PSPC's efforts to negotiate and finalize agreements with suppliers of COVD-19 vaccines, the federal government's investments into this effort, the current COVID-1

COVID-19 Rollout Critiques

  • Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada brought forward an opposition motion arguing that as of April 29th 2021, the federal government has failed in adequately vaccinating Canadians, especially compared to other leading nations, and urges the government to ensure every Canadian adult has access to the vaccine by the May long weekend.
  • This debate highlights critiques of the federal government's procurement of the vaccine, discusses the shared responsibility ass