Special Populations and COVID-19 Vaccine – Pregnant Individuals and Moderately/Severely Immunocompromised
TBDHU would appreciate your support as TBDHU works towards increasing coverage rates in these two priority populations.
Information and resources can be found at TBDHU.COM/pregnancy breastfeeding, including links to:
An upcoming webinar is available through the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC):
COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Before, During and After Pregnancy: Strategies for Health Care Providers; Thursday, March 17 from 3:30-4:30pm in English.
Register Here. The webinar will be recorded and made available on the CANVax website.
- A three dose primary series is recommended for certain groups of individuals, ages 5 and older, who meet certain criteria based on a medical condition, treatment or medication.
- These individuals are also eligible for a booster (fourth dose).
- Please see pages 6 through 12 of the COVID-19 Vaccine Third Dose Recommendations guidance document for specific criteria.
- TBDHU requests your support to inform eligible patients of the importance of the completion of a three dose COVID-19 vaccine series as well as a booster dose for optimal protection against COVID-19.
- Eligible individuals can access their third or fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine anywhere it is available, including the Coliseum as a walk-in, by presenting a referral form, prescription or other documentation from a health care provider confirming eligibility. If you require a copy of the referral form, please call 625-5900 or sent a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- See the PHAC/CanVax recorded webinar (10 minutes) for more information on identifying eligible patients (as per NACI recommendation) as well as discussing with patients the need and potential impact of an additional dose on their level of protection