Preparing for Your COVID-19 Vaccination

 

Review the information in the About COVID-19 Vaccines section of our website to help answer any questions you may have.

If you have any concerns or questions about if you should get the COVID-19 vaccine, talk to your healthcare provider.

If you have been directed by your healthcare provider to access the COVID-19 Screening and Consent Form, please click here:  COVID-19 Vaccine Screening and Consent Form (gov.on.ca). Your healthcare provider will advise you on when to complete these forms and how they are to be submitted.

  • Take your regular medication and eat your meals as usual (we recommend eating something before you come). 
  • Do not wear any scented products.
  • Wear a loose-fitting top or a t-shirt so that the healthcare provider can easily access your upper arm where the injection will be administered (into the deltoid muscle).
  • Bring your health card.
  • Bring your mask.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather outside, as you may end up waiting in line.
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should not attend the clinic.
  • Public health measures will be implemented, and all healthcare personnel, patients, and other staff and visitors will be expected to follow all public health measures in the clinic. This includes wearing a mask while at the clinic, washing your hands or using the provided hand sanitizer, and maintaining physical distancing from others (at least 2 metres).
  • It is important that you arrive on time. This will help our clinics run as efficiently as possible.  Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes early or late.
  • Follow the instructions on the signage at the clinic location.
  • You will be asked to provide your OHIP card or any government issued-photo ID if no OHIP card) to confirm your appointment.
  • You will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to entry into the clinic.
  • If your appointment is booked at one of the three mass hub vaccine sites in the Grey Bruce region, learn more about
  • You will be asked to stay for 15-30 minutes after you receive the vaccine to monitor for any adverse reactions. 
  • Like all medicines and other vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines can cause side effects. The most commonly reported side effects of COVID-19 vaccines are mild to moderate and should resolve within a few days. Monitor for:
    • Pain at injection site, redness, swelling
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Muscle pain or joint pain
    • Chills
    • Fever
    • Swollen glands
    • Diarrhea 
    • Nausea/ vomiting
    • Enlarged lymph nodes (swollen glands) in your underarm
  • Please review this After Care Sheet that tells you what to expect after vaccination.

If you have received a COVID-19 vaccination in Grey Bruce, please use this short survey to tell us about your experience. Your feedback is important to us. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBC19VFB

 

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