Most respiratory illness in children, including colds, influenza, RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) and COVID-19 can be managed at home without the need for prescription medications. However, in some cases, it is important to seek medical care.
and then came back.
Health Connect Ontario has a symptom checker and the option to
chat live with a nurse. You can also call 811 to speak with a nurse, available 24 hours a day.
Evusheld is a drug that may help prevent you from getting sick from COVID-19.
• Not a treatment for COVID-19 or to prevent symptoms if you test positive
• Not a substitute for getting COVID-19 vaccines for people who are able to
Evusheld is given to people who:
• may not get enough protection from COVID-19 vaccines alone; and
• are at risk of getting very sick from COVID-19
What is paxlovid? An oral medication for people with mild covid who are at risk for severe outcomes to reduce risk of progression.
Am I eligible for paxlovid treatment?
Where can I get it?
Visit this site for this information
You can also self-refer to the St Mary's Covid Assessment Centre by calling 519-744-3311 ext. 1083
St Mary's Covid Assessment Site:
For people who need in person assessment but not sick enough to need to go to Emergency (NOT severe shortness of breath, chest pain, confusion, loss of consciousness)
Patients can self refer: 519-744-3311 ext 1083
Other assessment and testing centres are only for those eligible for PCR testing.
If you are unable to drive yourself or walk to a covid assessment site, you can call the Waterloo Region transport booking line to get transportation to be tested: 1-855-786-2674.**
Testing eligibility as of Dec 30th, 2021:
The 'Confused about COVID? Family doctors answer your questions' series offers patients and the public trustworthy advice about protecting their health and how family doctors can help.
Public Health receives all positive results and will contact you directly if you test positive for having COVID-19.You can access your test results:
Covid-19 Bivalent Boosters
Compared to the original mRNA vaccine: Early data in adults shows the updated bivalent vaccines help your body make more antibodies to fight COVID-191 and have similar mild side eects (e.g., sore arm, fatigue).
Everyone 12 years+ can consider getting a bivalent booster.
(who has had their initial doses)*
Second and Third Dose information
Please visit the website to find out if you are eligible for a third dose, as well as which locations are currently offering it.
Review this article showing a list of medications for third dose eligibility - referral form no long required
PROOF OF COVID VACCINE - RECEIPT
The website people use to get a copy of their covid immunization receipts is https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/
1. If a client asks about instructions for satisfying border agency requirements for travel, please ask them to contact the border agency directly.
a. Canada’s ArriveCan help page here and its support phone numbers:
a. 1-833-283-7403 (toll-free from Canada or the U.S)
b. Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-800-465-7735 (Canada and U.S. only)
c. From outside Canada or the U.S.: 613-954-8485
d. You are not responsible for providing the contact info for other border agencies.
2. We do not issue clients anything beyond Ontario receipts to demonstrate proof of valid doses. We do not issue any form of certificate, certified letter/email, or certified verbal response demonstrating proof of vaccination or the number of valid doses in COVAX. We will continue to inform clients how many valid doses they have in COVAX if they ask. COVAX Super Users will also inform clients how many valid doses they have when they enter their out-of-Ontario doses in COVAX. If a client lost their Ontario receipt, ask them to log into Ontario’s portal to download it. If they cannot find their receipt on the portal or have other questions, they are to call Region of Waterloo’s Call Centre at 519-514-1499.
4. If a client lost their out-of-Ontario receipt, they are to contact the original receipt issuer for a replacement. We will not re-issue out-of-Ontario receipts stored in COVAX.
Covid-19 Vaccine Information for Kids
Covid -19 Vaccine General Information
Covid-19 Vaccines: Pregnancy and Fertility
Vaccines and Allergies
Pericarditis and Myocarditis Following mRNA Vaccine
Mobile Clinics For Covid-19 Vaccination
Residents who are homebound (do not leave their home for personal, medical or social reasons) will have the option to receive their vaccine via mobile clinic.
These individuals can submit their first name, last name, home address, phone number and caregiver name to PHECOVIDIMMS@regionofwaterloo.ca
Pharmacies in the areas offering the COVID vaccine
Health Canada has authorized the first COVID-19 vaccines for use in Canada after a thorough and rigorous review of the evidence to ensure the vaccines meet the standards of safety, quality and efficacy for authorization in Canada. Health Canada will continue to monitor the safety of the vaccines after they are available.
This is an organization supported by family Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, Ontario medical association, McMaster University, University of Waterloo etc.
See the link below developed by CEP with COVID-19 vaccine information.
COVID 19 VACCINE CLINICS FOR CHILDREN WITH ANXIETY
Covid-19 Symptom Management (after I have been diagnosed with Covid-19)
This free app helps us break the cycle of infection. The app can let people know of possible exposures before any symptoms appear.
The app doesn't use GPS or track your location. It has no way of knowing your name, address, phone's contacts, or your health information. Nobody will get any information about you or the time you were near them.
- The app uses Bluetooth to exchange random codes with nearby phones.
- Every day, it checks a list of random codes from people who tell the app they tested positive.
- If you've been near one of those codes in the past 14 days, you will get a notification.