There are important key messages physicians can use with their patients about the COVID-19 vaccines:
- The vaccines approved in Canada are safe and effective. The three vaccines approved in Canada were rigorously reviewed by Health Canada, and they were also reviewed independently in over 40 countries who have also approved their use.
- All approved vaccines are very effective at preventing severe disease, hospitalization and death.
- Doctors recommend that all Manitobans get immunized as soon as they are able, with very few exceptions.
- Getting immunized has multiple benefits: it protects the individual, it protects their family and friends, and it will help end the pandemic so we can all get back to more normal way of life.