Aug. 24 Update on COVID Vaccines and Resources

Dear Members,

Like many of you we share the collective disbelief that we are in Wave 4 of the pandemic, with numbers increasing daily and back to school being just around the corner. We know how tired you are but despite that exhaustion, you are and have always been there for your patients and community.

Thank you again for all you do day in and day out, especially during these unprecedented and challenging times. Please find below some additional resources and supports you may find helpful.

Learnings from primary care: Vaccine roll-out across Ontario

Fri, February 26, 2021

On February 26, we heard from teams that have stepped up to provide leadership for vaccine distribution in their communities. They spoke to work that is underway, including roll-out and operation of mass immunization clinics, utilisation of mobile units to reach vulnerable people, and collaboration with primary care partners.

They shared unique examples of work in their regions; offered guidance and advice; and spoke to planning considerations and lessons learned.

The following leaders presented and answered questions:

COVID-19 Screening Tool for Children in School and Child Care - Ministry of Health


Shared by the Ministry of Health

Shared on October 1, 2020

This tool provides basic information only and contains recommendations for children to support decision making by parents about whether their child should attend school/childcare and/or needs to be tested for COVID-19. This can be used to assess symptoms of any child who attends child care or school (junor, intermediate, high school). It is not to be used as a clinical assessment tool or intended to take the place of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Screening must occur daily and at home before a child enters school or child care.

Cet outil ne fournit que des renseignements de base et contient des recommandations à l’intention des enfants pour aider les parents à décider si leur enfant devrait aller à l’école ou au service de garde d’enfants et (ou) s’il doit subir un test pour la COVID-19. Cet outil peut être utilisé pour évaluer les symptômes d’un enfant qui fréquente un service de garde d’enfants ou qui va à l’école (primaire, intermédiaire et secondaire). Il ne doit pas être utilisé comme outil d’évaluation clinique ou destiné à remplacer les conseils, diagnostics ou traitements médicaux. Le dépistage doit se faire chaque jour à la maison avant que l’enfant se rende à l’école ou au service de garde d’enfants.


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