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Where to get vaccine

Millions of people in Canada and the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in history. CDC recommends you get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can.

Authorized Vaccines

Health Canada evaluates drugs and vaccines before they can be sold in Canada.They also monitor real-world evidence while they are on the market.

Vaccines purchased

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Health Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to identify and procure potential vaccine candidates and supplies.

who gets a vaccine?

COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada are free. They're available to priority populations first. They'll then be available to everyone in Canada who is recommended to get the vaccine by federal, provincial and territorial public health authorities.


COVID-19 vaccination coverage across Canada by demographics and key populations updated every Friday.

schedule of vaccines

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is an independent committee of experts that provides advice to the Public Health Agency of Canada. This advice is then distributed and published to inform decision making by provinces and territories, which are responsible for administering vaccines and deciding which populations will receive them first.


Where to get vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines will be available to everyone in Canada who are recommended to get the vaccine by federal, provincial and territorial public health bodies. Doses of the vaccines will be distributed in Canada in phases, which began in December 2020.


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FACT: Vaccines are safe

Fact: Many pharmaceutical companies invested significant resources into quickly developing a vaccine for COVID-19 because of the world-wide impact of the pandemic. The emergency situation warranted an emergency response but that does not mean that companies bypassed safety protocols or didn't perform adequate testing.

Canada’s independent drug authorization process is known around the world for its high standards and rigorous review process. Decisions are based on scientific and medical evidence. Vaccines authorized for use in Canada are safe, effective and of high quality.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. COVID-19 vaccines were evaluated in tens of thousands of participants in clinical trials. The vaccines met FDA’s rigorous scientific standards for safety, effectiveness, and manufacturing quality needed to support emergency use authorization (EUA).

Millions of people in the United States have also received COVID-19 vaccines, and these vaccines will undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history. This monitoring includes using both established and new safety monitoring systems to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are safe


Fact: Some people have had concerns that ASD might be linked to the vaccines children receive, but studies have shown that there is no link between receiving vaccines and developing ASD.

The research is clear: Vaccines don’t cause autism. More than a dozen studies have tried to find a link. Each one has come up empty. Still, studies continue to look at the issue. In 2019, the largest study to date looked at almost 660-thousand children over a course of 11 years and found no link between the vaccine and autism.


Fact: No, COVID-19 vaccines have not been linked to infertility or miscarriage. A sophisticated disinformation campaign has been circulating online, claiming that antibodies to the spike protein of COVID-19 produced from these vaccines will bind to placental proteins and prevent pregnancy. This disinformation is thought to originate from internet postings by a former scientist known to hold anti-vaccine views.


Fact: There is not enough information currently available to say if or for how long after infection someone is protected from getting COVID-19 again. This is called natural immunity. Early evidence suggests natural immunity from COVID-19 may not last very long, but more studies are needed to better understand this.


Fact: There is no vaccine microchip, and the vaccine will not track people or gather personal information into a database. This myth started after comments made by Bill Gates from The Gates Foundation about a digital certificate of vaccine records. The technology he was referencing is not a microchip, has not been implemented in any manner and is not tied to the development, testing or distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.


Fact: There are short-term mild or moderate vaccine reactions that resolve without complication or injury. The early phase studies of the Pfizer vaccine show that it is safe. Circulating on social media is the claim that COVID-19's mortality rate is 1%-2% and that people should not be vaccinated against a virus with a high survival rate. However, a 1% mortality rate is 10 times more lethal than the seasonal flu. In addition, the mortality rate can vary widely and is influenced by age, sex and underlying health condition.


Fact: Neither the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine nor the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines contain egg nor were eggs used the development or production of either vaccine. However, those with severe allergic reactions to eggs or any other substance (i.e., anaphylaxis) are encouraged to remain after vaccination for 30 minutes for observation.


Misinformation and opinions on the health risks from exposure to radiofrequency EMF are increasing on the internet and social media. Most recently, there have been claims linking 5G networks to COVID-19. There is no scientific basis for these claims. This is supported by the:

- World Health Organization (WHO)
- International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection

Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) from 5G devices doesn't spread COVID-19. There is no scientific basis behind these claims.


Get up to date information about the safety and efficacy of approved COVID-19 vaccines.

myth busters

There are hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine myths perpetuating their way through online social media as misinformation and disinformation continues to elevate. Help dispel these myths with our simple FACT based tools. Copy and respond to myths shared online with the click of a mouse.

Reported Frauds and scams

Do not buy COVID-19 vaccines online or from unauthorized sources. The only way to access safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines is through clinics organized or endorsed by your local public health authority in collaboration with Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments. Learn about vaccines that are approved for use in Canada.

*Information on this site is sourced from various trusted and scientifically researched sites such as Health Canada and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

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highest risk canadians

Many Canadians are at risk. Many with auto-immune issues don't know if the vaccines will be effective as information is limited. The best way to protect everybody is to vaccinate everybody.
Canadians most at risk suffer from the following conditions.

• Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
• Cerebrovascular disease
• Cystic fibrosis
• Hypertension or high blood pressure
• Immuno-compromised state
• Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
• Liver disease
• Overweight
• Pulmonary fibrosis
• Thalassemia

COVID-19: Frauds and scams

Canadian reports of COVID-19 fraud
Canadian victims of COVID-19 fraud
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Lost to COVID-19 fraud

March 6, 2020 and September 30, 2021

Source: Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre


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