Public Health Sudbury & Districts is planning for the imminent arrival of the vaccine in the area and wants to ensure residents are aware of the safety and effectiveness of approved vaccines.
Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, the agency’s medical officer of health, says the two vaccines currently approved for use in Canada, from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, are trusted by physicians and other health professionals across the country.
She says it is important to recognize every component of the traditional vaccine approval process was followed during Health Canada’s review of the COVID-19 vaccines and the guidelines for safety and effectiveness are strict with no safety testing steps skipped.
“Once it is available to them, getting a COVID-19 vaccination will be one of the most important and effective things Ontarians can do to stop the pandemic,” adds Dr. Killian de Blacam. “Getting the COVID-19 vaccine will help to protect you, your family, and your community.”
The Vaccine Primary Care Committee is established under Public Health Sudbury & Districts’ COVID-19 Vaccination Program Playbook.