COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy – Information about Misinformation

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Together…. Let’s stop COVID-19 one arm at a time!
Get vaccinated to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your community.

Vaccine Safety

Q: I know these vaccines were developed quickly and that concerns me – were shortcuts taken?

No. Because it is a health emergency and because doctors and scientists worked together all over the world, the vaccines took less time to develop.

Tens of thousands of people volunteered to be in the studies for the
vaccine. Health Canada reviewed and approved the vaccines according to high standards and no shortcuts were taken.

The vaccines that have been approved are very effective at preventing people from catching COVID-19 and getting sick. Vaccines for other infections like meningitis and polio have prevented millions of people from getting these diseases and have saved lives.

Getting the Vaccine

Vaccines work by training your immune system to recognize a virus and stop it from making you sick. After you get the vaccine, if you are exposed to the virus, your body is ready to respond more quickly than if you hadn’t had the vaccine.

After Vaccination

Side effects

Most people have no side effects at all. Like other vaccines the COVID-19 vaccine can cause mild side effects such as: Pain, redness or swelling where the needle was given, mild fever, tiredness,
and muscle or joint aches. These mild side effects go away on their
own without treatment.

Until everyone is vaccinated, public health
measures will continue to be necessary to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in Canada and save lives.
These recommendations include:
• Wash your hands,
• Stay home when sick,
• Maintain physical distancing,
• Wear a face mask as appropriate, and
• Keep using good cough and
surface hygiene.