COVID-19 information for offenders and their families

Important: Visitors to Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) institutions and offices are required to wear a mask. CSC continues to follow Public Service Occupational Health Program COVID-19 Guidance, which requires masks to be worn in all Government of Canada workplaces.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is committed to keeping federal offenders up to date on information about COVID-19 through:

As a family member or close support, you can help inform offenders. This is why CSC is making this information available; to help you understand the virus and vaccines. We hope this information is helpful in providing factual information and support to offenders. 

Information about COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines: Debunking the myths: Find vaccine myths and vaccine facts. 

COVID-19 vaccines in federal corrections: Frequently asked questions for offenders: Addresses specific questions that offenders might have about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Why vaccination is important for adults: Vaccines are safe and protect you and those around you from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccine safety: Immunization and vaccine awareness poster: Learn about all the steps that go into producing a vaccine, from development to monitoring.

How Canada authorizes vaccines: Creating a new vaccine can take years. However, the development of vaccines for COVID-19 progressed quickly for many reasons. 

Vaccines and treatments for COVID-19: Safety after authorization: Information about how COVID-19 vaccines and treatments are monitored for safety after authorization.

Vaccine safety and possible side effects: Like any medication or supplement (including vitamins), vaccines can cause side effects and reactions.

Videos about COVID-19 vaccines

These short videos will help you better understand COVID-19 vaccines.

General information

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