COVID-19: Social media and promotional resources for Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada

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General information For the latest and most up-to-date information on #COVID19, visit the Government of Canada's webpage or call the coronavirus information line: 1-833-784-4397. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html
Misinformation

False statements and misinformation about #COVID19 continue to circulate online and on social media.

Get information you can trust: #GOC is a credible, fact-based, and reliable source for #COVID19 information.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Free vaccines are available to everyone who lives in Canada. Looking for more information about #COVID19 vaccines?

Get the facts:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/vaccines.html
Hand washing

Proper hand hygiene can help reduce the spread of #COVID19:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol if soap and water aren't available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html#hygiene
People who are at risk of more severe disease or outcomes from COVID-19

Some people are at risk of more severe disease or outcomes from #COVID19.

Find out what you can do to reduce your risk of exposure to COVID-19.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/people-high-risk-for-severe-illness-covid-19.html
Awareness resources

Looking for resources on #COVID19?

Find all of the #GOC #COVID19 awareness resources for information on how to stay safe and help reduce the spread of the virus. Some resources are available in multiple languages.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html
Quarantine and isolation

Stay home when sick and take actions to reduce the risk of spread of #COVID19 within your household, such as:

  • wearing a respirator, or if unavailable, a well-fitting medical mask
  • improving indoor ventilation by opening windows and doors regularly
  • cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces and objects
  • limiting the amount of time spent in shared spaces
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/quarantine-isolate-home.html
Masks

A well-constructed, well-fitting and properly worn mask can help prevent you from getting #COVID19 and spreading it to others.

Learn more about why wearing a mask is important, when to wear a mask and what type of respirator or mask to choose.

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks/about-non-medical-masks-face-coverings.html
Individual public health measures

Individual public health measures are effective actions you can use every day to help reduce the spread of #COVID19. These measures are most effective when used together and include:

  • staying home when you're sick
  • wearing a well-fitting respirator or mask
  • improving indoor ventilation
  • practising respiratory etiquette and cleaning your hands
  • cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/prevention-risks.html#p

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Individual public health measures

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  • Stay home when you're sick
  • Wear a well-fitting respirator or mask
  • Improve indoor ventilation
  • Clean your hands regularly

Testing

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COVID-19 Rapid Tests

Test your employees, help protect your business.

Canada.ca/covid-workplace-testing

COVID-19 rapid tests - Food processing industry

COVID-19 Rapid Tests

Test your employees, help protect your business.

Canada.ca/covid-workplace-testing

COVID-19 rapid tests - Retailers

COVID-19 Rapid Tests

Test your employees, help protect your business.

Canada.ca/covid-workplace-testing

COVID-19 rapid tests – Construction industry

COVID-19 Rapid Tests

Test your employees, help protect your business.

Canada.ca/covid-workplace-testing

COVID-19 rapid tests – Offices

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COVID-19 rapid tests – Infographic for employees

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COVID-19 rapid tests – Handout for pharmacies

Vaccination for adults

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The vaccines are safe

Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines

All of the vaccines are effective.

All of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in Canada are effective at protecting you from serious illness, hospitalization and death caused by COVID-19.

All of the vaccines are effective.

Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines

Mild to moderate side effects are expected.

Side effects are a sign that your body is building protection against COVID-19 and should resolve within a few days on their own. These can include redness, soreness and swelling at the injection site, and flu-like symptoms such as chills, fatigue, joint pain, headache, mild fever and muscle aches.

Mild to moderate side effects are expected.

Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines

You should get vaccinated even if you've had COVID-19.

It's possible to get COVID-19 more than once. It's important to get vaccinated to protect yourself.

You should get vaccinated even if you've had COVID-19.

The vaccines are safe

Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines

The vaccines are safe.

COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested during their development and then carefully reviewed by Health Canada experts. Only vaccines that are proven to be safe, effective and of high quality are authorized for use in Canada.

The vaccines are safe.

The vaccines work

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The vaccines work.

Scientific and medical evidence show that vaccination can help protect you against COVID-19. Studies are also showing that vaccinated people may have less severe illness if they do become ill from COVID-19.

The vaccines work.

The vaccines protect you

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The vaccines protect you.

Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to protect your health. COVID-19 vaccines provide instructions to your body's immune system to recognize and fight off the virus that causes COVID-19. The vaccines work with your body's natural defenses to develop protection against COVID-19.

The vaccines protect you.

The vaccines can't give you COVID-19

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The vaccines can't give you COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines authorized in Canada cannot give you COVID-19 because they don't contain the virus that causes it.

The vaccines can't give you COVID-19.

The vaccines can't change your DNA

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The vaccines can't change your DNA.

mRNA vaccines provide instructions to your cells for how to make a coronavirus protein. This protein will trigger an immune response that will help to protect you against COVID-19. After the protein is made, our cells break down the mRNA and get rid of it. The mRNA vaccines never interact with your DNA.

The vaccines can't change your DNA.

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The vaccines do not affect fertility.

Multiple independent studies have shown that there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines affect fertility.

The vaccines do not affect fertility.

Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines

The vaccines are recommended for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

If you are pregnant, even early on, you are at a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Evidence shows that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are safe and recommended if you're pregnant or breastfeeding. Talk to your health care provider about vaccines that can help protect you during pregnancy.

The vaccines are recommended for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccination can help protect you and your baby if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Getting COVID-19 while you're pregnant increases your risk of severe illness as well as the risk of premature birth, low birth weight and stillbirth. Being vaccinated can help reduce the risk of being infected with COVID-19. It can also protect against serious illness, hospitalization, and pregnancy complications.

Vaccination can help protect you and your baby if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

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You can get vaccinated at any time during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Pregnancy increases the risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Evidence about the safety of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy has been growing from real-world use. Evidence shows that there are no safety signals from mRNA COVID-19 vaccines given to people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

You can get vaccinated at any time during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

The vaccines are safe

Continue to take action.

Keep your COVID-19 vaccinations up to date.

Additional doses give better protection against severe illness.

Continue to take action.

The vaccines are safe

Protection fades over time.

Keep your COVID-19 vaccinations up to date.

Additional doses give better protection against severe illness.

Protection fades over time.

The vaccines are safe

Protection from COVID-19 vaccines decreases over time.

Get all vaccine doses recommended for you.

Boost your defences.

Help protect yourself from COVID-19.

Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

Boost your defences.

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The vaccines are safe

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine builds protection. But this protection fades over time.

A COVID-19 booster prompts your immune system to produce more antibodies against the virus. This builds a stronger immune response.

Maintain your protection against COVID-19. Stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.

How do COVID-19 booster doses work?

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A booster dose improves protection against severe illness.

Protection against COVID-19 – whether from vaccination or prior infection – decreases over time. A booster dose helps to improve the immune response and provide better and longer lasting protection against serious illness and hospitalization from COVID-19. It's important to keep your vaccinations up-to-date, which includes getting a COVID-19 booster dose when eligible.

A booster dose improves protection against severe illness.

Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines

It's important to get a booster dose as soon as you're eligible.

Over time, protection from the primary series of a COVID-19 vaccine decreases. By triggering more antibodies and other parts of the immune system, a booster dose can improve the immune response and help increase protection against infection and severe illness from COVID-19.

It's important to get a booster dose as soon as you're eligible.

Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines

Most people with seasonal, food or other allergies can still be given COVID-19 vaccines.

Allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccines are rare. When they do happen, it's usually right after your vaccination and treatable. If you are concerned, speak with a health care provider about any serious allergies or health conditions you may have before you get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Most people with seasonal, food or other allergies can still be given COVID-19 vaccines.

Get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines

Youth should get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it's available to them.

Before being approved for use in youth 12 years of age and over in Canada, vaccines are carefully assessed by Health Canada to determine their safety, quality and how well they work. Clinical trial data indicates that COVID-19 vaccination is safe and effective at preventing disease.

Youth should get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it's available to them.

Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for Canadians

Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for everyone in Canada
Canada.ca/covid-vaccine

Vaccination for children

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Do children really get that sick from COVID-19?

Yes. Some children can have severe illness from COVID-19. Vaccination helps lower those risks.

Do children really get that sick from COVID-19?

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for children?

Yes. Millions of children in Canada have already received safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines.

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for children?

My child had COVID-19, should they still get vaccinated?

Yes. COVID-19 vaccines provide longer-lasting protection against severe illness than immunity from infection alone.

My child had COVID-19, should they still get vaccinated?

COVID-19 vaccination will increase your child’s protection against severe illness.

COVID-19 vaccination will increase your child’s protection against severe illness.

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The vaccine helps protect kids.

While children are less likely to get as sick as adults, they can still get infected, feel unwell, and in rare cases be hospitalized from COVID-19 infection. COVID-19 can also cause multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in children, a rare but serious event that can develop weeks after COVID-19 infection.

The vaccine can help protect kids.

Share the facts about COVID-19 vaccines for kids

Mild side effects can happen as your child's body responds to the vaccine.

Reactions to vaccination are usually mild and go away by themselves within hours or days. These can include redness, soreness and swelling at the injection site, and more general symptoms such as chills, mild fever, fatigue, headache, joint pain and muscle aches.

Mild side effects can happen as your child's body responds to the vaccine.

Share the facts about COVID-19 vaccines for kids

Vaccines are monitored for safety and side effects.

In addition to Canada's strong COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring system, Canada also has a safety surveillance system for pediatric vaccinations. The Immunization Monitoring Program ACTive (IMPACT) network is a pediatric, hospital-based network administered by the Canadian Paediatric Society. IMPACT has monitored childhood immunizations for more than 20 years.

Vaccines are monitored for safety and side effects.

Vaccination: Fall My Why social media campaign

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Share your reason for staying up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations to inspire others to stay up to date too.

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