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MedCare Clinics @ Riverview Heights 20 Rivermont Road, Unit B8 & B9 Brampton, Ontario L6Y 6G7

Call: 905-454-1222

Email: riverview@medcareclinics.com

Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 9am - 5pm

COVID-19 VACCINES

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHAT is covid-19?

COVID-19 is an infection that was first recognized in December 2019 and has rapidly spread around the world. The coronavirus is spread from the infected person to others when the infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breathes.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, loss of smell or taste, headache, diarrhea and vomiting. It is important to remember that some people who have the virus do not have symptoms at all.

What vaccines are authorized for use in canada?

The following COVID-19 vaccines are authorized for use in Canada by Health Canada.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Who can receive this vaccines?

Pfizer-BioNTech
COVID-19 Vaccine
Individuals 18 years
of age and older

Efficacy against severe COVID-19* 
88.9% After 1 dose(95% CI,  20.1% – 99.7%)
Overall efficacy
52% After 1 dose(95% CI,  29.5% – 68.4%); 94.6% 7 d After second dose(95% CI,  89.9% – 97.3%)

Moderna
COVID-19 Vaccine
Individuals 18 years
of age and older

Efficacy against severe COVID-19* 
100% 14 day After second dose(95% CI,  not estimable to 1.00)
Overall efficacy
92.1% 14 d After 1 dose(95% CI,  68.8% – 99.1%); 94.1% 14 d After second dose(95% CI,  89.3% – 96.8%)

AstraZeneca
COVID-19 Vaccine
Individuals 40 years
of age and older

Efficacy against severe COVID-19* 
100% 121 day After first dose
Overall efficacy
64.1% After 1 dose(95% CI,  50.5% – 73.9%); 70.4% 14 d After second dose(95% CI,  54.8% – 80.6%)

Efficacy against severe disease, which includes COVID-19 related hospitalization, varies by age and by time after vaccination.

The best vaccine is the first vaccine you are offered.

Should i inform my doctor before getting the vaccine?

If you have or are currently experiencing the following conditions it would be best to speak with a doctor.

  • Currently feeling unwell or have signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Have had a previous allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or any ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines, or any other vaccine.
  • Have any allergies or allergic conditions.
  • You are or could be pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • You are immunosuppressed due to disease or treatment or have been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition.
  • You have fainted or became dizzy after receiving a past vaccine or medical procedure or you have a fear of needles.
  • You have a bleeding disorder or are taking medication that could affect blood clotting.
  • You have received any other vaccine (not COVID-19 vaccine) in the past 14 days.

Should i inform my doctor before getting the vaccine?

If you have or are currently experiencing the following conditions it would be best to speak with a doctor.

  • Currently feeling unwell or have signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Have had a previous allergic reaction to a COVID-19 vaccine or any ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines, or any other vaccine.
  • Have any allergies or allergic conditions.
  • You are or could be pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • You are immunosuppressed due to disease or treatment or have been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition.
  • You have fainted or became dizzy after receiving a past vaccine or medical procedure or you have a fear of needles.
  • You have a bleeding disorder or are taking medication that could affect blood clotting.
  • You have received any other vaccine (not COVID-19 vaccine) in the past 14 days.

What are the side effects of the covid-19 vaccine?

It is common and normal to have temporary minor side effects after your COVID-19 vaccine. Side effects can
last for a few hours to a few days after your vaccination.

If you or a family member develop any serious symptoms after your vaccination, call 911 right away.

If you experience pain or a fever after your vaccination, speak with a Healthcare Provider.
They can help you manage your symptoms.

What should i bring to my covid-19 vaccacination appointment?

  • Your Ontario health card. If you don't have a valid OHIP card please bring picture ID.
  • A face mask or covering.

Wear loose clothing that allows the person administering the vaccine to have easy access to your upper arm or shoulder area, such as a t-shirt.

When should i get my second dose?

You should return for your second dose as instructed by the vaccination clinic where you received your first dose.

It is very important that you receive 2 doses of the vaccine for optimal protection. Even if you experienced side effects from first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, it is important that you still receive the second dose.

This website provides basic information on the COVID-19 vaccine and is not intended to provide or take the place of medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please speak to a doctor regarding COVID-19 test and COVID-19 vaccine related questions or concerns. Please read the information on this website carefully and make sure all your questions have been answered by a Healthcare Provider before you and your family get the vaccine. This website is not intended to promote or solicit a certain product or procedure.