COVID-19 vaccine info for staff

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We continue supporting the health, safety and wellness of all our employees by following Ontario Health guidance as it relates to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our offices, care settings and communities.

COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all staff

Spectrum Health Care made the decision to make COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all of our team members. We are requiring staff to comply with one of three options in order to provide patient care or to attend office locations:

  1. Provide proof that the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series approved by Health Canada was administered and, as soon as reasonably possible, proof of administration of the second dose; or
  2. Written authorization provided by either a physician or nurse practitioner that confirms the individual cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19; or
  3. Complete a mandatory e-learning module.

The full press release can be read here.


Directive #6

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health issued Directive #6 requiring hospitals, home and community care service providers, and ambulance services to have a vaccination policy effective September 7, 2021.

Vaccination e-learning module

COVID-19 self-testing videos

PASP COVID-19 self-testing instructions

Instructions for PASP self-testing can be found here.

Resources and more info

Below are some helpful resources about the COVID-19 vaccines from reputable sources:

COVID-19 Vaccination Locator

Here are links for checking vaccine availability in your city. We encourage our staff to register and make an appointment for vaccinations.

Provincial booking system

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/

Toronto and Scarborough clinics

Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics (vaccineto.ca)

York Region clinics

york.ca/covid19vaccine

Peel Region vaccine registration link

https://www.williamoslerhs.ca/patients-and-families/preparing-for-your-visit-or-stay/coronavirus-information-for-patients-families/covid-19-vaccine/