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Date modified: 2021-06-17

Vaccines

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Webinar for Health Care Providers Presents : COVID-19 Variants and Vaccines


This moderated and live webinar includes a presentation and discussion on the national surveillance measures and effects of vaccines on variants, internationally and in Canada, with live Q&A to inform health care and vaccine providers. This webinar is hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).

Presentation highlights:

  • Identify 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

English event:
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
12:00pm-1:00 pm EDT


Moderator: Dr. David Alexander, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Max Rady College of Medicine, Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Presenters:

  • Dr. Gary Van Domeselaar, PhD, Head Bioinformatics, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Dr. Victoria Ng, PhD, Senior Scientist, Public Health Risk Sciences Division, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Eva Wong, MPH, Senior Epidemiologist, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Lindsay Whitmore, MHSc, Manager COVID-19 Epidemiology and Surveillance, Public Health Agency of Canada

Register for the English webinar.

French event:
Monday, June 28, 2021
12:00 pm-1:00 pm EDT

Moderator: Dre Geneviève Boily-Larouche, PhD, Assistant Scientific Director, Institute of Infection and Immunity Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Presenters:

  • Dre Natalie Knox, PhD, Research Scientist, Head of the Computational Biology Unit, Bioinformatics Section, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Dr Nicholas Ogden, BVSc, DPhil, Director, Public Health Risk Sciences Division, National Microbiology Laboratory, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Lindsay Whitmore, MHSc, Manager COVID-19 Epidemiology and Surveillance, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Dre Joseline Zafrack, MPH, PhD, Senior Epidemiologist, Public Health Agency of Canada

Register for the French webinar.

Please note, due to time limitations, not all questions can be answered.

The same webinar will be presented in English and in French. The webinars will be recorded and available on the NCCID website shortly following each event.

For any registration difficulties, please contact NCCID: [email protected]

The Public Health Agency of Canada COVID-19 vaccine webinars can be found at: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals/training.html#a2

@ the National Collaboration Centre for Infectious Diseases : https://nccid.ca/phac-webinars-on-covid-19-vaccines/

@ CANVax: https://canvax.ca/

The dates and times of PHAC's COVID-19 vaccine webinars for health care providers may change due to the evolving evidence on COVID-19 vaccines.


COVID-19 Vaccines:

Recalls and Safety Alerts

Recommendation on the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents 12 to 18 years of age


Notice of Fraudulent emails regarding vaccines


Please take note of the important information below regarding fraudulent outreach on COVID-19 vaccine supply:

The RCMP Federal Policing Joint Intelligence Group (JIG) has prepared a Bulletin to address the continued unsolicited offers of COVID-19 vaccine for sale. The Bulletin has been shared with law enforcement partners and government agencies in all provinces and territories, including their procurement and departmental security officials.

The only way to access these COVID-19 vaccines is through clinics organized or endorsed by local public health authority in collaboration with Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments.
 

If you wish to report having received potentially fraudulent correspondence on COVID-19 vaccines, please contact Health Canada at https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/apps/radar/MD-IM-0005.08.html


Vaccine Webinars


Public Health Agency of Canada COVID-19 vaccine webinars can be found at Canada.ca: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals.html#a11

And at NCCID: https://nccid.ca/phac-webinars-on-covid-19-vaccines/


Primary Care COVID-19 Immunization Toolkit

 

The new Pan-Canadian Primary Care COVID-19 Immunization Toolkit is now available!

The toolkit will offer practices specific guidance on delivering COVID-19 vaccines as well as supporting patients in vaccination decisions. The dynamic resource is updated as new information becomes available.

Visit covidtoolkit.ca


UPDATED! COVID-19 VACCINATION: FREE LEARNING MODULES

 

A free e-learning series for primary care professionals to stay current on COVID-19 vaccination evidence and policy

Certified for up to 1 Mainpro+® credit


The series was developed by the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Ontario College of Family Physicians.

Last updated on March 30th, modules include the mRNA vaccines, the viral vector vaccines, the vaccine rollout, and an important module with practical information to support professionals to build vaccine confidence. Modules will be updated based on changing evidence and policy.

Available in English only.

Register: https://www.dfcm.utoronto.ca/covid19-vaccination-modules


General Information

Public Health Agency of Canada

Guidance documents
For communities

Physician Resources

Family Physicians’ Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

CFPC Members Survey on COVID-19

 

The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) is surveying its members to learn how COVID-19 is affecting their practices. Given that many CFPC members are front-line health care workers, it is critically important to know how family doctors have changed their practices and how they are serving their patients and communities in new ways. We need to know the impact the pandemic continues to have on family doctors and family practices. These survey results will help us respond to members’ needs and advocate for support for the care they provide to their patients and communities.

CFPC members: Please look for the personalized survey invitation the CFPC sent to you in April 2021.
Can’t find your invitation? Please contact us at [email protected].
Be heard!

In April 2020 the College conducted a similar survey of members to learn how COVID-19 was affecting your practices at the start of the pandemic. Your input has been instrumental in shaping the CFPC’s response to the pandemic and in supporting members with new resources and continuing professional development. We used the survey data to help develop important advocacy messages and campaigns that address the needs and concerns of family doctors. We need to hear from CFPC members again to ensure that our efforts continue to respond to changing needs.

2020 2021
In April 2020... A year later...
73% of family doctors were screening patients for COVID-19. Are family physicians being appropriately engaged in vaccine rollout efforts?
22% of family doctors started work in new settings due to COVID-19. Throughout the pandemic, how have family doctors relieved pandemic pressures in a wide variety of care settings?
76% of family doctors reported reduced workloads and most (63%) were concerned about the financial impact on their practices. Are family physicians still experiencing reduced workloads, or are they working beyond their capacity? Are financial impacts still a major concern?
89% of family doctors were doing virtual visits and four out of five patient encounters were happening as virtual care. How is virtual care affecting the quality of patient care? How are virtual care and remote work affecting collaboration among members of health care teams?
66% of family doctors were coping well, but 5% were feeling burned out and were thinking of taking a break. How are family physicians doing now? How are their mental and emotional health? Are feelings of burn out changing?

Please look for the CFPC Members Survey on COVID-19 invitation in your email.
You can help answer these questions.
You can help the CFPC serve its members and their patients!

Highlights of the 2020 CFPC Members Survey on COVID-19 are available online.

Have questions? Please contact us at [email protected].

Resources for Patients

COVID-19 FAQ
Questions and answers about COVID-19 from the Canadian Medical Association, CFPC, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

CFPC Webinars

 
COVID-19 is presenting new challenges for family physicians and how they deliver care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CFPC is pleased to share a new series of live-stream webinars to support family physicians as they work to provide continuous care to their patients and communities.

Upcoming CFPC webinars and recorded webinars are listed below. Details about upcoming COVID-19 related webinars will be posted to this page.
 

The COVID-19 Pivot: Putting vaccines into action and more updates

Panel: Dr. Isaac Bogoch, Dr. Noni MacDonald, and Dr. Morgan Price
Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSfRoDWWLNM


The COVID-19 Pivot: Vaccine update for family physicians

Presenters: Dr. Gerald Evans, Dr. Mike Kolber, and Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh
Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MehpXnRvFG0
Presentation slides


A Practical Approach to Managing RTIs in the Era of COVD-19 and Virtual Care

How can we continue to use antibiotics wisely in primary care?

Presenters: Dr. Jerome Leis, Dr. Allan Grill
Access to the presentation


Emerging COVID-19 Issues: Preparing for a second wave

Presenters: Dr. Meena Dawar, Dr. Monika Dutt, and Dr. Jennifer  Young
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/posts/1271111149889279
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zfZEpgYD2E
Presentation slides


The COIVD-19 Pivot: An opportunity to re-evaluate high value care and clinical preventive services

Presenters: Dr. Tina Korownyk, Dr. Guylène Thériault, and Dr. Kimberly Wintemute
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/3540026336027139/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=flEG-zz53T8
Presentation slides: An opportunity to re-evaluate high value care and clinical preventive services


The COIVD-19 Pivot: Reclaiming your office practice during the pandemic

Host: Dr. Jeff Sisler
Presenters: Dr. Nadia Alam, Dr. Shirley Schipper, and Dr. Katherine Stringer
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/2951884628193383/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pMhzQgkxro
Presentation slides: Reclaiming your office practice during the pandemic
Resources: Reclaiming your office practice during the pandemic

Additional Resources:
Principles for the Re-introduction of Deferred Services
Recommendations for Regional Health Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Outpatient Care, Primary Care, and Home and Community Care


The COVID-19 Pivot: Caring for vulnerable patients during the pandemic

Host: Dr. Janice Harvey
Presenters: Dr. Jane Philpott, Dr. Genevieve Bois, and Dr. Jeff Turnbull
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/3152731324790164/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlQLyOvYBzo
Presentation slides: Caring for vulnerable patients during the pandemic
Resources: Caring for vulnerable patients during the pandemic


The COVID-19 Pivot: Clinical approaches to the global pandemic from an international panel

Host: Dr. David Ponka
Presenters: Dr. William Goldberg, Dr. Elena Klusova, and Dr. Nisanth Menon
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/612435246287226/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpKyuFHW-RA


The COVID-19 Pivot: Optimizing care of the elderly and long-term care residents during the pandemic

(French only)
Host: Dr. Francine Lemire
Presenters: Dr. Julia Chabot and Dr. Elise Boulanger
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/239521687388742/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrAbUTt3vvw
Presentation slides: Optimizing care of the elderly and long-term care residents during the pandemic
Resources: Optimizing care of the elderly and long-term care residents during the pandemic


Rapid COVID-19 Evidence Reviews with the PEER Team

Presenters: The PEER Team
Link: https://acfp.ca/cpd-cme/online-resources/webinars/
Notes: rebroadcast; hosted by the Alberta College of Family Physicians


The COVID-19 Pivot: Rapid evidence reviews with the PEER team

Host: Dr. Michael Allan
Presenters: Dr. Christina Korownyk, Dr. Mike Kolber, Dr. James McCormack, Dr. Adrienne Lindblad, and Dr. Nic Dugre
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/246340046721614
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSdKPvfZmDc
Presentation slides: Rapid evidence reviews with the PEER team
Bottom Line Summaries – PEER Talk


The COVID-19 Pivot: Acute management in the emergency department and ongoing hospital care

Host: Dr. Victor Ng
Presenters: Dr. Andrew Arcand, Dr. Ryan Luther, and Dr. Katie Wiskar
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/246144836734374/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QSCS5G48cI
Presentation slides: Acute management in the emergency department and ongoing hospital care


The Covid-19 Pivot: Optimizing Care of the Elderly and Long-term Care Residents during the Pandemic

Host: Dr. Allan Grill
Presenters: Dr. Althea Hayden (family physician and Medical Health Officer, British Columbia), Dr. Elise Levinoff (geriatrician/internist and consultant at CHSLD Jewish Eldercare Centre, Quebec), and Dr. Andrea Moser (family physician at Baycrest Geriatric Health Sciences, Ontario).
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/535354637402285/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqbi6UiEyTU
Presentation slides: Optimizing Care of the Elderly and Long-term Care Residents during the Pandemic


The COVID-19 Pivot: Examining public health campaigns in the pandemic battle

Host: Dr. Janice Harvey
Speakers: Dr. Deena Hinshaw and Dr. Jeff Kwong
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/3110894742294566/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyu3sJt5GCU
Presentation slides: Examining public health campaigns in the pandemic battle


Le virage COVID-19: Adapter la pratique de medicine de famille aux soing virtual

(webinar in French)
Host: Dr. Francine Lemire
Speaker: Dr. Mark Dermer
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/222634772403148/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8L6gjUOO1s
Presentation slides: Adapter la pratique de medicine de famille aux soing virtual


The COVID-19 Pivot: Adapting family practice to virtual care

Host: Dr. Jeff Sisler
Speakers: Dr. Mark Dermer and Dr. John Pawlovich
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydWRCCz8dmg
Presentation slides: Adapting family practice to virtual care
BMJ Infographic and Article: A quick guide to assessing patients by video or voice call
Ontario Medical Association: Telephone and virtual care fee codes
YouTube chat


The Covid-19 Pivot: Protecting patients and physicians during the pandemic

Host: Dr. Mike Allan
Speakers: Dr. Allison McGeer and Dr. Jennifer Young
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/1471214109722301/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8npP2VS4-DU
Presentation slides: Protecting patients and physicians during the pandemic
Resources and References – One Pager
YouTube chat


The COVID-19 Pivot: The Clinical Presentation of COVID-19 Infections and Course of Illness

Host: Dr. Allan Grill
Speakers: Dr. Jared Bullard and Dr. Naheed Dosani
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/536208800419157/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIU-3xUWUfA
Presentation slides: The Clinical Presentation of COVID-19 Infections and Course of Illness


 

Provincial/Territorial Resources

Provincial and Territorial Information and Resources
The CFPC has compiled a list of resources and information available, grouped by province and territory, for use by health care providers and/or patients.

The Doctor is In
Recommendations for expanding in-person care in community-based physician practices. Produced by the Members of the BC Community-Based Physician COVID Task Group of Doctors of BC.

My Family Doctor Cares
The BC College of Family Physicians launches campaign to highlight importance of safe and ongoing access to family physicians.

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