A-Z List | Accessible Info | Careers | Contact Us

 
 
public health > health professionals > tools > health professionals updates 2021

Health Professionals Updates 2021

Revised: December 07, 2021

Are you interested in providing COVID-19 Vaccinations at your primary care site? Find out more.

December

December 7, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 71

  • UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccine booster dose eligibility expanded to adults aged 50 and over
  • UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccine dose details for additional immunocompromised populations
  • NEW: Peel Public Health webinar on COVID-19 vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old
  • UPDATE: Getting Kids Back to Being Kids: COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children 5-11 Info Session
November

November 22, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 70

  • NEW: Children ages 5 to 11 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination
  • NEW: COVID-19 vaccine booking information for ages in 5-11 in Peel
  • UPDATE: 8-week interval recommendation between first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine
  • NEW: Getting Kids Back to Being Kids: COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children 5-11
  • REMINDER: Expression of Interest – Primary Care and Pediatric Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccination

November 17, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 69

  • REMINDER: COVID-19 vaccine third dose administration for severely immunocompromised individuals

November 5, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 68

  • UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) vaccine supply now expired
  • NEW: COVID-19 vaccine booster dose eligibility expanded
  • REMINDER: COVID-19 vaccine third dose eligibility
  • NEW: SickKids COVID-19 Vaccines - Specially Targeted Educational Program (STEP) for educators
  • REMINDER: Expression of Interest – Primary Care and Pediatric Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccination
October

October 27, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 67

  • Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP): Influenza vaccine is available to order for the general population

October 27, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 66

October 22, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 65

  • REMINDER: Upcoming COVID-19 Online Town Hall for Physicians
  • REMINDER: Expression of Interest – Primary Care and Pediatric Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccination

October 19, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 64

  • UPDATE: Clarification of co-administration of COVID-19 and other vaccines
  • UPDATE: Revised process for third-dose COVID[1]19 vaccine administration
  • REMINDER: Upcoming COVID-19 Online Town Hall for Physicians
  • REMINDER: Expression of Interest – Primary Care and Pediatric Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccination

October 14, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 63

  • NEW: Upcoming COVID-19 Online Town Hall for Physicians
  • NEW: COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Education Resources
  • REMINDER: Expression of Interest - Primary Care and Pediatric Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccination

October 8, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 62

  • REMINDER: Expression of Interest - Primary Care and Pediatric Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccination
  • UPDATE: Ministry of Health provides updated guidance on COVID-19 third dose administration
  • UPDATE: Peel COVID-19 vaccine clinic temporary closures
  • UPDATE: Recommendations for co-administration of COVID-19 and other vaccines
  • UPDATE: Revised Guidance for COVID-19 Screening, Isolation and Testing

October 6, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 61

  • Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP) Updates for Pharmacists

October 1, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 60

  • NEW: Recommended use of Comirnaty (Pfizer[1]BioNTech) COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 18-24 years old
  • UPDATE: Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Guidance from NACI
  • NEW: Summary of Infection Prevention and Control Key Principles and Best Practices for Clinical Office Practice
  • NEW: Mississauga Ontario Health Team COVID @ Home Monitoring Program
  • UPDATE: Revised Guidance for COVID-19 Screening, Isolation and Testing
September

September 28, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 59

  • Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)
  • Reviewing Immunization Status for Seniors ≥65 years of age

September 27, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 58

  • Update: Lyme Disease Diagnostic Algorithm
  • ALERT: Increase in cases of anaplasmosis in Québec and Ontario.
  • REMINDER: Lyme Disease Risk in Peel
  • Update: NML no longer doing pathogen testing on blacklegged ticks
  • REMINDER: etick.ca provides reliable online imaged based tick identification
  • REMINDER: Lyme Disease Reporting and Testing

September 22, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 57

  • REMINDER: Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) COVID-19 Vaccine Survey
  • REMINDER: Expression of Interest - Primary Care and Pediatric Clinics for COVID-19 Vaccination

September 21, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 56

  • ALERT: Salmonella infantis outbreak

September 17, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 55

  • NEW: AstraZeneca Survey

September 16, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 54

  • NEW: New groups of immunocompromised individuals eligible for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • NEW: Fall 2021 COVID-19 vaccination school clinics
  • UPDATE: Guidance for individuals vaccinated outside of Ontario/Canada

September 3, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 53

August

August 20, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 52

  • REMINDER: Health Professionals Update User Survey
  • NEW: Primary Care and General Pediatricians Call for Expression of Interest

August 19, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 51

  • Vaccine Storage and Handling Reminders
  • Cold Chain Failure Reporting
  • Annual Fridge Inspections
  • Vaccine Wastage Returns

August 18, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 50

  • REMINDER: Health Professionals Update User Survey
  • NEW: Youth born in 2009 eligible for Pfizer vaccine
  • NEW: Select vulnerable populations eligible for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
  • NEW: Serologic Testing for COVID-19

August 13, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 49

  • REMINDER: Health Professionals Updates User Survey
  • UPDATE: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine label updated to reflect very rare reports of Bell’s Palsy

August 9, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 48

  • ALERT: 13 confirmed and 1 probable legionellosis cases reported as of July 1 and July 28, 2021

August 5, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 47

August 3, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 46

  • REMINDER: Spacing recommendations between COVID-19 vaccines and tuberculosis testing
  • REMINDER: Spacing recommendations between COVID-19 vaccines and other vaccines
  • REMINDER: Health Professionals Updates User Survey
July

July 30, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 45

  • NEW: Peel COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinics for Black, African and Caribbean community
  • NEW: Peel COVID-19 vaccine clinics for youth
  • NEW: Health Professionals Updates User Survey

July 29, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 44

  • Publicly Funded Rotavirus Vaccine Product Change

July 21, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 43

  • NEW: Out of province reporting for COVID-19 vaccines
  • UPDATE: AEFI form updated to include myocarditis and pericarditis
  • NEW: Voluntary Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) program called Action IPAC
  • NEW: Health care provider resource to support mixed COVID-19 vaccine schedules

July 19, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 42

  • NEW: Call-out for interest – COVID-19 vaccine administration in primary care clinics

July 14, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 41

  • UPDATE: Clarification on WHO statement about COVID-19 vaccine interchangeability
  • NEW: Multilingual resources available about COVID-19 vaccine interchangeability
  • NEW: Hospital for Sick Children resources available about myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 vaccination
  • NEW: Upcoming COVID-19 testing and vaccine clinic closures

July 9, 2021 Vol.14, No. 40

  • ALERT: Food Premises in Mississauga closed due to Listeria contamination

July 8, 2021 Vol.14, No. 39

  • August to December 2021 Paid Vaccine and STI Medication Delivery Schedule

July 7, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 38

  • UPDATE: Recommendations related to myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 mRNA vaccines
  • NEW: ‘Crushing COVID’ vaccine clinic for youth

July 2, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 37

  • NEW: Updated information on AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccines
  • NEW: Updated information on Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
  • UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccine second dose appointment eligibility for youth aged 12 to 17
June

June 24, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 36

  • UPDATE: Myocarditis and pericarditis following COVID-19 mRNA vaccines
  • NEW: Peel Pride COVID-19 Vaccine 2SLGBTQ+ Pop-Up Clinic for individuals aged 12 and over
  • UPDATE: Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Individuals

June 22, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 35

  • 2021 West Nile Virus (WNV) Update
  • UPDATE: First Human Case of WNV of 2021 Reported in Hamilton Resident
  • UPDATE: On May 17, 2021, Public Health Ontario (PHO) changed its WNV testing algorithm due to non-specific IgM results in the initial IgM assay.
  • REMINDER: Report all suspect or confirmed cases of WNV to Peel Public Health

June 21, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 34

June 18, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 33

  • NEW: Instructions for individuals who received first COVID-19 vaccination outside of Ontario
  • UPDATE: Accelerated eligibility for second dose of COVID-19 vaccines continues ahead of schedule
  • UPDATE: National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated recommendations on COVID-19 vaccines

June 15, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 32

  • UPDATE: Accelerated second doses for those who received first dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

June 11, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 31

  • NEW: Ontario Accelerates Second Doses in Delta Hot Spot Regions
  • UPDATE: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) early findings on myocarditis and pericarditis in youth

June 4, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 30

  • NEW: Accelerated COVID-19 vaccine second dose appointments
  • NEW: Myocarditis risk and reporting of Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI)

June 3, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 29

  • NEW: Recommendations on COVID-19 vaccine interchangeability and second doses
  • NEW: AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine revised expiry dates
  • UPDATE: Accelerated second dose bookings for individuals 80+ who received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose from a mobile clinic or at home
  • UPDATE: Peel youth COVID-19 vaccination clinics
May

May 31, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 28

  • UPDATE: New group eligible for exceptions from extended dosing intervals of COVID-19 vaccines
  • UPDATE: Accelerated administration of second doses of COVID-19 vaccines, starting with 80+
  • UPDATE: Peel primary care and other community partner clinics administering COVID-19 vaccines
  • NEW: Self-serve COVID-19 vaccine receipts are now available

May 26, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 27

  • UPDATE: Ontario proceeding with second dose administration of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
  • NEW: Youth COVID-19 vaccine information and resources available on Peel webpage
  • NEW: Peel Public Health Reportable Diseases fax number change
  • NEW: Pop-up clinic for the 2SLGBTQ+ community on May 29, 2021

May 20, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 26

  • UPDATE: Expanding COVID-19 vaccine booking to individuals aged 12-15 in Peel

May 17, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 25

  • UPDATE: Booking instructions for second dose of COVID-19 vaccines for eligible health care workers
  • UPDATE: Expanding COVID-19 vaccine booking to individuals aged 16 and older
  • NEW: Updated COVID-19 self-isolation resources for individuals and caregivers
  • NEW: Antihistamines not to be used prophylactically before COVID-19 Vaccination

May 14, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 24

  • NEW: Ontario pauses administration of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
  • NEW: COVID-19 vaccinations for Youth Aged 12-17
  • UPDATE: Expansion of eligibility and pharmacy locations for COVID-19 vaccines
  • NEW: ‘Doses after Dark‘ 32-hour COVID-19 vaccine clinic on May 15
  • UPDATE: Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine after a COVID-19 infection
  • NEW: Caring for an infant or child who is required to self-isolate due to COVID-19

May 11, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 23

  • UPDATE: Referral process for homebound individuals
  • UPDATE: Renal dialysis patients and Indigenous adults with their household members are added to the exception to extended dose interval
  • UPDATE: High-Risk Health Care Workers to be added to the exception of extended dose interval
  • NEW: COVID-19 pop-up vaccine clinic for Black, African and Caribbean residents of Brampton and Malton
  • UPDATE: Pregnancy and receiving the COVID-19 vaccine
  • NEW: Federal multilingual landing pages for COVID-19 vaccine information

May 6, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 22

  • NEW: All Peel residents ages 18+ are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine
  • NEW: Region of Peel COVID-19 vaccine stand-by list is now available
  • UPDATE: Updated guidance documents for health care providers administrating Pfizer and Moderna vaccines
  • NEW: Translated versions of the Vaccine aftercare fact sheet now available
  • UPDATE: Workplace screening and symptoms after COVID-19 vaccination
  • REMINDER: Adverse event following immunization reporting
April April 27, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 21
  • NEW: Vaccine-Induced Prothrombotic Immune Thrombocytopenia (VIPIT) Guidance for COVID-19 vaccines
  • NEW: Additional groups eligible for COVID-19 vaccine
  • NEW: Extended COVID-19 vaccine clinic hours
  • NEW: Two community COVID- 19 vaccine pop-up clinics opening in Peel

April 23, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 20

  • NEW: Pregnancy added to Highest Risk conditions for COVID-19 vaccine
  • UPDATE: AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines available at participating pharmacies and primary care practices
  • NEW: Interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines
  • UPDATE: Instructions for exceptions to extended dosing interval of COVID-19 vaccine
  • NEW: Hotspot COVID-19 vaccination clinics in workplaces and the community

April 20, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 19

  • NEW: Age eligibility for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine expanded to 40+
  • UPDATE: Booking instructions for those with Highest Risk health conditions
  • UPDATE: Instructions for exceptions to extended dosing interval
  • UPDATE: Exceptions to extended dosing intervals and the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
  • NEW: COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
  • NEW: Accessing COVID-19 advice through Ontario eConsult Service

April 13, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 18

  • NEW: COVID-19 vaccinations for education workers
  • NEW: Hot Spot Communities COVID-19 Immunization Strategy

April 12, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 17

  • UPDATE: Revised proof of eligibility requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations

April 9, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 16

  • NEW: COVID-19 Vaccination of Peel residents aged 50 and over in hotspot postal codes
  • NEW: COVID-19 vaccination of adult recipients of home care
  • NEW: Pre-registration for COVID-19 vaccination of homebound residents
  • NEW: More priority groups will soon be able to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations

April 7, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 15

  • NEW: Launching strategy to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to homebound individuals
  • UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaccination of Individuals with Highest or High-Risk Health Conditions

April 6, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 14

  • NEW: Call-out for Interest - COVID-19 Vaccine Administration in Primary Care Clinics

April 1, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 13

  • NEW: COVID-19 Vaccination of Individuals with Highest Risk Health Conditions
  • NEW: COVID-19 Vaccination of the Senior 65+ Population
  • UPDATE: Vaccine Clinical Advisory Group (VCAG) Recommendations on Exceptions to Extended Dose Intervals for COVID-19 vaccines
  • UPDATE: National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) rapid response: Recommended use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in younger adults
March

March 26, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 12

  • NEW: Moderate Priority Health Care Workers Now Eligible to Book Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • NEW: COVID-19 Vaccination of the 70+ Population
  • NEW: Updated information on AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccines
  • REMINDER: No Exceptions to Extension of Second Dose Intervals

March 22, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 11

  • NEW: COVID-19 Vaccination of the Senior 75+ Population
  • UPDATE: Updated statements on reported adverse events following immunization with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines
  • NEW: COVID-19 Vaccines – Non-traditional sources
  • NEW: Guidance for Prioritization of Phase 2 Populations for COVID-19 Vaccination
  • REMINDER: Health Care Workers Invited to Book Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccinations

March 17, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 10

  • NEW: Additional Health Care Workers Invited to Book Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccinations
  • UPDATE: Exceptions to Priority Groups or Extension of Second Dose Intervals for COVID-19 Vaccines

March 12, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 9

  • NEW: New COVID-19 Vaccines Authorized for Use in Canada
  • NEW: AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD Vaccine Delivery Pilot
  • NEW: Extension of Second Dose Intervals for COVID-19 Vaccines

March 3, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 8

  • NEW: Vaccination of the Senior 80+ Population
  • UPDATE: Community physician vaccinations
February

February 25, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 7

  • NEW: Community Physicians Invited to Book Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccinations

February 19, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 6

February 16, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 5

  • NEW: Physician Assistance for Mass Vaccination Sites
  • NEW: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Prioritization Released by Province
  • UPDATE: Guidance for Prioritizing Health Care Workers for COVID-19 Vaccination
  • UPDATE: Ministry of Health COVID-19 Vaccine-Relevant Information and Planning Resources

February 12, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 4

  • UPDATE: Current Status of COVID-19 Vaccination and COVID-19 Variants of Concern in Peel
  • NEW: Pop-Up Drop in Testing for Students, Staff and Families Prior to Return to School Next Week
  • UPDATE: Variant of Concern: Case, Contact and Outbreak Management Interim Guidance
  • NEW: Point-of-Care Rapid Antigen Testing
  • NEW: Six Point Plan to Stop the Spread of COVID-19 Variants
  • UPDATE: Revised 2021 Publicly Funded Immunization Schedules for Ontario
  • UPDATE: Expanded Scope of Practice for Pharmacists Participating in the Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP)
  • NEW: COVID-19 Vaccine Web Resources
January

January 29, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 3

  • UPDATE: Peel’s COVID-19 Self-Isolation Centres
  • UPDATE: COVID-19 Variants of Concern
  • UPDATE: Adjusted Vaccination Plan in Response to Pfizer BioNTech Shipment Delays
  • UPDATED: Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19

January 21, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 2

  • NEW: COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Delay
  • NEW: Region of Peel Framework for Population Prioritization
  • UPDATE: Current Status of Vaccination in Peel

January 5, 2021 Vol. 14, No. 1

  • NEW: Reporting an Adverse Event Following COVID-19 vaccine
  • UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation in Ontario
  • NEW: Moderna COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine
  • NEW: Managing Health Care Workers with Symptoms within 48 Hours of Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine
  • NEW: COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
Peel Public Health Home | Tools | Alerts | Events

Home | Contact Us | Search | A-Z Topic List
Privacy | Service Commitment

Smaller Text Larger Text