COVID-19 Vaccine at Trillium Health Partners

First Dose Update


Following a thorough and independent scientific review of the evidence, Health Canada has approved the use of the Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech) COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years. For more information about this announcement, visit Canada.ca.

As of November 23 at 8:00 a.m., vaccine appointments are available for children 5-11 years old through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Call Centre at 1-833-943-3900. As a reminder, THP is no longer operating public vaccination clinics and is not administering COVID-19 vaccine doses to the community.

Third Dose Update


Based on research findings and guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the Ontario Ministry of Health has recently announced a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for the following groups:

  • Health care workers and designated essential caregivers in congregate settings who received their second dose at least 6 months ago;
  • Individuals aged 70 years and over (born in 1951 or earlier) who received their second dose at least 6 months ago;
  • Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine) and their second dose was at least 6 months ago; and
  • First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults and their non-Indigenous household members who received their second dose at least 6 months ago.

For more information about this announcement, visit Ontario.ca. THP is currently working through a plan to administer third doses to eligible THP staff. Please note: As we continue focusing on our hospital’s pandemic recovery, THP is no longer operating mass vaccination clinics and will not be administering third doses to the community. If you are eligible for a third dose, we encourage you to book your vaccine appointment as of November 6 through the COVID-19 vaccination portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Call Centre at 1-833-943-3900.

Update to THP’s Temporary Visitor Policy – Proof of Vaccination Requirements


To ensure the safest possible environment for our patients to receive care, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all individuals seeking to visit a patient at THP. Exceptions will apply for individuals with approved medical exemptions and visitors of specific patient populations. This new visitor vaccine requirement will be effective on October 25, 2021. Due to the need for staff resources to focus on patient care, THP will not be accepting proof of negative PCR or rapid antigen tests in place of COVID-19 vaccination records for entry at our hospital. As one of the hardest hit communities during this pandemic and because of the proven effectiveness of the vaccine against the virus and its variants, we encourage everyone who is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.

For more information, please see Visiting THP & Connecting with Patients.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for THP Staff

To ensure the safest possible environment to work and deliver care to the community we serve, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for all THP staff, professional staff, volunteers and learners. This excludes those with an approved medical exemption or accommodation. This new policy took effect on September 7, 2021, with a 6 week implementation period until October 20, 2021.

THP Vaccine Clinic is Now Closed


As vaccination rates continue to rise across the Region of Peel and community-based vaccine clinic options are accessible to residents, THP has suspended our community vaccine clinic, effective Tuesday, August 31. This will allow THP staff to support the careful and gradual resumption of operations within the hospital.

Thank you to the vaccine clinic staff, our community partners and the community we serve for your instrumental role in the success of THP’s vaccination program and reaching this milestone.


How to Book a First or Second Dose

To book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/
or call Ontario’s vaccine booking line at 1‑833‑943‑3900.

It is important to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to be fully vaccinated.


Proof of Vaccination

If you have received your COVID-19 vaccine and have misplaced your proof of vaccination, you can easily retrieve your confirmation receipt by visiting covid19.ontariohealth.ca and following the step-by-step instructions. This website works with most modern browsers on desktop and mobile devices.

If you do not have a valid health card, please call the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900. This line is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week.


Frequently Asked Questions

I misplaced my proof of vaccination. What should I do?

If you have misplaced your proof of vaccination, you can easily retrieve it by visiting covid19.ontariohealth.ca and following the step-by-step instructions. This website works with most modern browsers on desktop and mobile devices.

How do I know that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe?

Health Canada has approved four vaccines after thorough scientific reviews for safety, efficacy and quality based on large, high-quality clinical trials:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech – approved on December 9, 2020
  • Moderna – approved on December 23, 2020
  • AstraZeneca – approved on February 26, 2021
  • Johnson & Johnson – approved on March 5, 2021

These vaccines have met all the requirements for approval, including safety. They continue to be monitored for any adverse reactions that may occur after vaccination and appropriate measures will be taken, which is consistent with current practice for all new vaccines and drugs.

If I get vaccinated, can I stop with COVID-19 public health measures?

Although vaccination provides protection against symptomatic COVID-19 infection, everyone – vaccinated or not – must continue to mask, maintain physical distance and practice proper hand hygiene.

What are the potential side effects of the vaccine?

Most people who receive vaccines have minimal or no side effects, although, as with any medicine, adverse reactions can occur. The most common side effects are injection site pain, swelling, redness; headache; stomach and digestive complaints (e.g. nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and/or stomach pain); muscle or joint pain; tiredness; headache and chills/fever.
Serious reactions are rare. If this does happen, it usually happens within minutes. If you are concerned about the vaccine and potential side effects, speak with your primary care provider

Where can I get more information on the vaccines?

Peel residents can visit the Peel Public Health website for more information.
You can also visit the Health Canada website the Ontario Government website for more information about vaccines.


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