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  • Pre and Post COVID-19 Vaccine Instructions

    Please read the information below to know what to expect for your upcoming appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

    • PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT

      What do I need to bring to my appointment?    

      • If you are coming for your second or third dose, please bring your proof of Covid-19 vaccination. (This is to verify that it is properly entered in the data base system) 
      • Your health (OHIP) card 
        • If you do not have an OHIP card, bring another form of a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, Status Card or other provincial health card
      • Reading glasses and/or hearing aid if required
      • A mask/face covering 
      • A support person if required (e.g., interpreter)   

      What do I need to do to prepare for my appointment?    

      • Take your regular medication and eat your meals as usual
      • Do not wear any scented products
      • Wear a loose-fitting top or a t-shirt so that the health care provider can easily access your arm for the vaccination    
      • Do not arrive until your booked appointment time
      • Assistance with transportation to COVID-19 vaccination appointments is available for seniors and adults with a disability who have no available transportation options
      • DAY OF APPOINTMENT

        What can I expect when I arrive at my appointment?

        • AFTER RECEIVING THE COVID-19 VACCINE

          What should I do right after receiving the vaccine?    

          • Please plan to wait 15-30 minutes after receiving your vaccine to be sure you are feeling well
          • Longer waiting times of 30 minutes may be recommended if there is a concern about a possible vaccine allergy
          • Though uncommon, fainting, or allergic reactions can occur after vaccination. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include hives (bumps on the skin that are often very itchy), swelling of your face, tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing. The clinic staff are prepared to manage these events should they occur
          • Inform the clinic staff if you feel unwell while waiting. 
          • Things to remember after you receive the vaccine: 
            • Continue to follow the recommendations of local Public Health officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include wearing a mask/face covering, staying at least 2 meters from others and limiting/avoiding contact with others outside your household 
            • If after leaving the Clinic, you begin to feel unwell or are experiencing any adverse effects, please contact your Primary Health Care Provider, the Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (VTAC) – 1-844-727-6404 or go to your local emergency department

           

          If this is your first dose, ensure you return for your second dose. A third dose may be recommended as evidence and research emerges. Make an appointment or follow the instructions of the health care provider to ensure you receive the second or third dose at the right time.    

          • In order to get the best protection against COVID-19, it is very important that you receive the second dose and third dose on time even if you experience mild side effects after the first dose
          • Keep your printed COVID Immunization receipt in a safe place and bring it with you for your second and/or third dose of vaccine
          • REFERENCES

            Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (January 6, 2021, or as current). COVID-19 Vaccine relevant information and planning resources. Available at:  http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/publichealth/coronavirus/covid19_vaccine.aspx

            • Please Note:

              If the clinic you are attending is in Pembroke, parking is available on the west side parking lot of the building as well as municipal downtown parking (Giant Tiger, Marina-2 hour maximum)

               

              If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should not attend the clinic. Please cancel your appointment online or call 613-732-3629, Ext 201 or 1-800-267-1097, Ext 201

              • PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT

                What do I need to bring to my appointment?    

                • Your health (OHIP) card 
                  • If you do not have an OHIP card, bring another form of a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, Status Card or other provincial health card
                • Reading glasses and/or hearing aid if required
                • A mask/face covering 
                • A support person if required (e.g., interpreter)    

                   

                What do I need to do to prepare for my appointment?    

                • Take your regular medication and eat your meals as usual
                • Do not wear any scented products
                • Wear a loose-fitting top or a t-shirt so that the health care provider can easily access your arm for the vaccination 
                • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should not attend the clinic. Please cancel your appointment online or call 613-732-3629, Ext 201 or 1-800-267-1097, Ext 201
                • Do not arrive until your booked appointment time.  You may be asked to wait in your car until the clinic is ready to have you come in.
                • DAY OF APPOINTMENT

                  What can I expect when I arrive at my appointment?    

                  • The Vaccination Clinic will take every precaution to ensure your health and safety during your visit. Public Health measures will be implemented, and all health care providers and visitors will be expected to follow all Public Health measures in the clinic. Be sure to read and follow any signs or instructions provided at the clinic
                  • You will be asked to provide your OHIP or Status card (or any government-issued photo ID if no OHIP card) to confirm your appointment
                  • You will be asked to stay for 15minutes after you receive the vaccine
                  • AFTER RECEIVING YOUR FLU SHOT

                    What should I do right after receiving the vaccine?    

                    • Please plan to wait 15 minutes after receiving your vaccine so that you can be monitored for any adverse events following immunization. 
                    • Though uncommon, fainting, or allergic reactions can occur after vaccination. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include hives (bumps on the skin that are often very itchy), swelling of your face, tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing. The clinic staff are prepared to manage these events should they occur
                    • Inform the clinic staff if you feel unwell while waiting. 
                    • Things to remember after you receive the vaccine: 
                      • Continue to follow the recommendations of local Public Health officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which include wearing a mask/face covering, staying at least 2 meters from others and limiting/avoiding contact with others outside your household
                      • If after leaving the Clinic, you begin to feel unwell or are experiencing any adverse effects, please contact your Primary Health Care Provider, the Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (VTAC) – 1-844-727-6404 or go to your local emergency department