COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: What Canadian Companies Need to Know

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations have begun. You want your employees to know the ins and outs of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. That way, your staff can get vaccinated as quickly and safely as possible.

Questions persist about COVID-19 vaccines and how they’re being distributed. Now, let’s answer common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Are COVID-19 Vaccines Readily Available?

COVID-19 vaccines are available to priority populations across Canada. According to the Government of Canada, vaccines are being administered in three stages:

Stage 1

This priority is given to people at high risk of serious illness or death if they contract COVID-19. Those who receive Stage 1 priority include:

  • Adults age 70 years and older
  • Frontline healthcare workers
  • Residents and staff of shared living settings who offer care to seniors
  • Adults in indigenous communities

Vaccinations for Stage 1 are ongoing throughout Canada.

Stage 2

Stage 2 priority will ensure people in the following categories can receive COVID-19 vaccinations:

  • Residents and staff of group homes, correctional facilities, and other shared living settings
  • Adults between the ages of 60 and 69 years old
  • Police, firefighters, and other first responders
  • Postal workers and other frontline essential personnel
  • Essential primary caregivers
  • Adults in or from indigenous communities not included in Stage 1

Vaccinations for Stage 2 may begin in some Canadian regions this month.

Stage 3

This priority is provided to people in the following groups:

  • Individuals between the ages of 16 and 59 years old who have an underlying medical condition
  • All adults between the ages of 50 and 59
  • Non-frontline healthcare workers
  • Non-frontline essential workers

The Government of Canada provides updates about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout on its website. Track these updates and share them with your employees.

How Much Does It Cost to Get Vaccinated?

COVID-19 vaccines are available free of charge.

Is It Necessary to Get Vaccinated?

Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial public health authorities recommend everyone get vaccinated. In doing so, Canadian residents can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and minimise the impact of infectious diseases.

How Many People Have Already Been Vaccinated?

Government of Canada data shows thousands of people across the country have been vaccinated. Furthermore, the number of Canadian residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine continues to increase every day.

Where Can People Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Vaccination sites vary based on province. Meanwhile, the Government of Canada provides full details about vaccination locations on its website.

Educate Your Workers About the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for businesses to engage with their workers. But, vaccinations are underway, and they provide you with a golden opportunity to stay connected to your employees.

Keep your employees up to date about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout across Canada. Also, share updates on COVID-19 workplace safety protocols and similar topics.

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