COVID-19 for health professionals: Training

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Training for contact tracing

Register for our free training courses on contact tracing. You will need to make an account before being able to register. Our series of courses supplement local training and onboarding. They are not a requirement to conducting work in your jurisdiction. Health professionals must follow local/regional policies and procedures for contract tracing.

Webinars on COVID-19 vaccines

Access webinars on immunization.

Foundations of vaccine process in Canada

COVID-19 vaccine foundations for health care providers

Watch the webinar on COVID-19 vaccine foundations for health care providers.

COVID-19 vaccine foundations for allied, new and returning health care providers

Watch the webinar for allied, new and returning health care providers administering COVID-19 vaccines.

The webinar and presentation provide information on:

Planning for COVID-19 vaccines and immunization clinics

Watch the webinar on COVID-19 vaccines planning for immunization clinics with question and answer session.

The webinar and presentation provide information on preparation and planning for vaccination clinics (PDF).

Recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)

Recommendations from NACI on the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Watch the webinar on the recommendations of NACI on the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Recommendations from NACI on the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

Watch the webinar on the recommendations of NACI on the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

The presentation on the recommendations of NACI on the use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (PDF) includes information on the:

  • characteristics of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine platform
  • clinical evidence for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
  • handling and administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

For current recommendations, refer to NACI’s recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines.

Emerging topics on COVID-19 vaccines

Allergies and low dead volume syringes

Watch the webinar on allergies and anaphylaxis following administration of COVID-19 vaccine and discussion on low dead volume syringes.

The webinar and presentation:

  • provide an outline of Canada’s vaccine safety system
  • describe allergy-related contraindication or precautions to COVID-19 vaccination
  • describe the features and management of anaphylaxis and other acute events following administration of COVID-19 vaccines

Download the PDF for health care providers on allergies and anaphylaxis following administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

The discussion on low dead volume syringes describes:

  • what low dead volume means
  • methods to support withdrawing 6 doses per vial
  • the process to assess the dead volume of a syringe

Download the PDF on low dead volume syringes (PDF).

Delayed injection site reactions and mRNA vaccines

Watch the webinar on delayed injection site reactions following administration of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

The webinar and presentation provide:

  • the features and management of delayed injection site reactions following administration of COVID-19 vaccines
  • an overview of the Canadian Adverse Events Following Immunization Surveillance System (CAEFISS) and data on the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines
  • guidance on distinguishing these delayed injection reactions from other local reactions, such as cellulitis

Download the PDF for health care providers on delayed injection site reactions following administration of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

For more information on the webinars, consult the:

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