The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are used to prevent COVID-19 and have been approved by Health Canada.
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The Government of Ontario has developed a three-phase vaccine distribution plan which sets the order and priorities for distribution for local public health units to follow.
For registered healthcare professionals who are interested in volunteering with public health to participate in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, the application form is just a click away.
5,296 Doses of Moderna and 9,858 Pfizer Vaccines Administered in Windsor and Essex County
Staff must complete a health screening questionnaire before each shift. The questions can be completed on paper, online or by asking staff directly. Follow the decision guide based on results of the questionnaire.
This information aims to provide guidance for owners and operators of businesses and workplaces to appropriately manage employees in the workplace who have either tested positive for COVID-19, been identified as a close contact of a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, or experiencing symptoms without any known exposure to COVID-19.
Vaccines work by teaching your immune system how to produce natural protection that helps you from becoming sick if you are exposed to the virus in the future. You will not get COVID-19 from the vaccine.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has received many questions from the community about the COVID-19 vaccine, especially when we can expect it to be distributed more widely to everyone locally.
Adopting curbside pick-up and delivery services can allow business owners to meet the needs of their customers, while keeping the community safe. This document is intended to be a guide for businesses and should not take place of any legal advice or rules put in place by any governing body or legislation.