COVID-19 vaccine

Supporting doctors & their patients

We are fortunate at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, that the majority of British Columbians have been fully vaccinated. However, there are still ongoing announcements taking place regarding booster shots, and the younger members of our society and their eligibility. There are also still patients who may be hesitant to get vaccinated. This page aims to provide access to resources to share with your patients and to support you in your conversations.

This page also contains links to information clarifying policies and protocols around the vaccine and its administration, mask mandates and more.  

If you have suggestions for other resources to include, please email us at .

Documents to print and share with patients

Kids 5-11 and the COVID-19 vaccine
Fact sheet for parents 

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What you need to know about safety and efficacy

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8 myths and facts about the vaccine

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Mask use policy

The Ministry of Health has released new guidelines (Nov 4, 2021) on mandatory mask use in all health care facilities including family doctor and community specialist offices.

Poster for doctors' offices

Poster on mandatory masks for use by doctors' offices.

 

Useful links for your patients

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who may become pregnant. Read more about Planning your Vaccine on the BCCDC website.

Comprehensive FAQ

A list of 20 FAQs about the COVID-19 vaccines from Immunize BC.

 

Useful links for doctors 

Other toolkits

UBC COVID-19 Immunization Toolkit for Primary Care

With input from across the country, UBC’s Primary Care Innovation Support Unit has launched COVIDtoolkit.ca to support primary care offices and teams with the COVID-19 immunization effort - even for those not (yet) providing immunizations in their own offices. The toolkit contains practical guidance to inform and engage patients, plan an immunization clinic, and what to consider for follow up. 

COVID-19 vaccination toolkit for health care providers (Public Health Agency of Canada)

This toolkit includes the following: overview of vaccines, information on authorized vaccines, vaccine safety, additional resources.

Communications Toolkit: COVID-19 immunization of eligible people in Vancouver Coastal Health (login required) (updated April 1, 2021)

Includes information specific to Vancouver Coastal on the vaccine campaign.    

How to talk to your patients about the vaccine 

DocTalks Podcast

Doctors of BC podcast features a conversation with vaccine safety scientist, Dr Julie Bettinger, and family doctors, Dr Birinder Narang and Dr Baldev Sanghera, about the critical role doctors play in vaccine acceptance among patients. Listen here

Effective Vaccination Communication (Government of Quebec)

In French with google translate available.


Additional resources

BCCDC

Resources for health professionals

Guidance and information on COVID-19 vaccines for providers, including BC’s Immunization Manual.

Immunize BC

Comprehensive FAQ

A list of 20 FAQs about the COVID-19 vaccines suitable for patients and health care professionals.

Federal Government 

COVID-19 for health professionals: Vaccines

Includes information on development, authorized vaccines, vaccination distribution and coverage, reporting an adverse reactions, and webinars on COVID-19 vaccines.