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COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

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Common Questions

CAN I GET COVID-19 FROM THE VACCINE?


No. The vaccine does not have the virus, so you cannot catch COVID-19 by getting the vaccine.




IS THE VACCINE SAFE?


Yes. The vaccine has been tested for safety, and Health Canada has approved it for use in Canada.

TIP: acknowledge the fear and talk about vaccine testing in general, same process, just more concentrated efforts because of the severity and urgency of COVID 19




I HAVE ALLERGIES. CAN I GET THE VACCINE?


A healthcare worker will review the list of vaccine ingredients with you to make sure it is safe for you before you are vaccinated.

TIP: talk about the same safety checks as flu and other vaccines





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Staying Safe

SHOULD I WEAR A MASK AFTER GETTING A VACCINE?


​Yes. Keep practicing protective measures such as wearing a mask, washing your hands, physical distancing, and following local public health guidance.





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Vaccine Safety

CAN I GET COVID-19 FROM THE VACCINE?


No. The vaccine does not have the virus, so you cannot catch COVID-19 by getting the vaccine.




IS THE VACCINE SAFE?


Yes. The vaccine has been tested for safety, and Health Canada has approved it for use in Canada.

TIP: acknowledge the fear and talk about vaccine testing in general, same process, just more concentrated efforts because of the severity and urgency of COVID 19




I HAVE ALLERGIES. CAN I GET THE VACCINE?


A healthcare worker will review the list of vaccine ingredients with you to make sure it is safe for you before you are vaccinated.

TIP: talk about the same safety checks as flu and other vaccines





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Side Effects

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?


The vaccine can cause pain or redness at the injection site, headache, fever, and muscle aches. Most side effects will go away in a few days. A healthcare worker will monitor you for any reactions after you get vaccinated.




IF I GET MILD SIDE EFFECTS AFTER THE FIRST SHOT, SHOULD I RECEIVE THE SECOND SHOT?


Yes. Mild side effects are common for all vaccines. It is important to receive both doses.





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Babies and Children

CAN I GET COVID-19 FROM THE VACCINE?


No. The vaccine does not have the virus, so you cannot catch COVID-19 by getting the vaccine.




IS THE VACCINE SAFE?


Yes. The vaccine has been tested for safety, and Health Canada has approved it for use in Canada.

TIP: acknowledge the fear and talk about vaccine testing in general, same process, just more concentrated efforts because of the severity and urgency of COVID 19




I HAVE ALLERGIES. CAN I GET THE VACCINE?


A healthcare worker will review the list of vaccine ingredients with you to make sure it is safe for you before you are vaccinated.

TIP: talk about the same safety checks as flu and other vaccines





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COVID-19 Variants

SHOULD I WEAR A MASK AFTER GETTING A VACCINE?


​Yes. Keep practicing protective measures such as wearing a mask, washing your hands, physical distancing, and following local public health guidance.





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Resources

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?


The vaccine can cause pain or redness at the injection site, headache, fever, and muscle aches. Most side effects will go away in a few days. A healthcare worker will monitor you for any reactions after you get vaccinated.




IF I GET MILD SIDE EFFECTS AFTER THE FIRST SHOT, SHOULD I RECEIVE THE SECOND SHOT?


Yes. Mild side effects are common for all vaccines. It is important to receive both doses.





/ Creating dialogue on the COVID-19 vaccine

/ Project Lead and Creator: Dr. Shobana Ananth
/ Creative Lead: Dr. Kate Sellen
/ Collaborators: ICHA, 19 to Zero

About the Button Project

SHOULD I WEAR A MASK AFTER GETTING A VACCINE?


​Yes. Keep practicing protective measures such as wearing a mask, washing your hands, physical distancing, and following local public health guidance.





If you have any COVID-19 inquiries or would like your community organization to be involved, let us know by contacting info@19tozero.ca

Call 9-1-1 if you think you have a medical emergency
Call telehealth +1 866-797-0000 (Ontario) for general medical questions.

Licensed by Health Design Studio at OCADU under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License with project lead Dr. Shobana Ananth of the Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, UofT, working with Inner City Health Associates, Toronto, and 19tozero.ca

/ The Button Project:  The project resulted in the design and development of a button that aims to provide a dialogue opportunity around COVID-19 vaccine/vaccination for healthcare workers. The button project provides users with a button printed with a QR code that when scanned links the user to this landing page consisting of further information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.