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).

Addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in clinical practice

Watch the webinar on addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in clinical practice.

The webinar and presentation:

  • discuss COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and describe evidence-based practices for promoting vaccine confidence and uptake
  • provide strategies for communicating about vaccines, including benefits and risks
  • discuss mis/disinformation related to vaccines and COVID-19, and describe barriers to vaccination

Download the PDF on Addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in clinical practice.

COVID-19 variants and vaccines

Watch the webinar on variants and vaccines.

The webinar and presentation:

  • explain the national surveillance systems that detect and track SARS-CoV2 variants, including variants of concern (VOCs), in Canada
  • discuss key findings on vaccine efficacy and effectiveness against VOCs, internationally and in Canada
  • summarize how predictive epidemiological models can inform Canadian forecasts and response to SARS-CoV2

Download the PDF on variants and vaccines.

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.

Recommendations from NACI on extended dose intervals for COVID-19 vaccines

Watch the webinar on the recommendations of NACI on extended dose intervals for COVID-19 vaccines.

The presentation on the recommendations of NACI on extended dose intervals for COVID-19 vaccines (PDF):

  • describes the efficacy and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in the context of one or two doses
  • discusses the impacts of extended dose intervals of COVID-19 vaccines
  • presents the NACI recommendations on extended dose intervals
Recommendations from NACI on COVID-19 vaccine interchangeability

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

The presentation on the recommendations of NACI on COVID-19 vaccine interchangeability (PDF):

  • provides an overview of NACI and its role in COVID-19 vaccine planning
  • provides evidence for interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines, including preclinical evidence, safety assessments and immunogenicity data
  • outlines the NACI recommendations for interchangeability of authorized COVID-19 vaccines

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.

Vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT)

Watch the webinar on VITT.

This webinar and presentation provide:

  • an overview of VITT
  • clinical guidance for treatment of VITT
  • information on how to report VITT

Download the PDF on VITT.

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