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Vaccine FAQs

How can I cancel or change my appointment?

If you scheduled an appointment through the provincial online vaccine booking system, you can manage your appointments:

  • online
  • by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900

Will a second dose be scheduled for those who receive a first dose at the Sheridan clinic? 

You will receive information from the Region of Peel about your second dose when you become eligible. Sheridan expects to host a second dose clinic at the end of July.

Is the vaccine clinic site accessible? 

Yes, the clinic site is located on the ground floor of the Bruins Athletics Complex. The building is fully accessible to all visitors, including those with mobility needs. Accessible parking is available in lot #2

Can I bring a support person with me to my appointment? 

Primary caregivers may accompany individuals provided they require accommodations as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), or the individual requires support for cognitive, communication, mobility, emotional or other care needs. 

Can I bring my child/children with me to my appointment? 

Yes.  

Do I need to wear a mask?  

All visitors are asked to wear a mask the entire time they are at the vaccination site. The health-care professionals administering vaccinations will be wearing personal protective equipment and taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of those visiting the clinic.

Is parking available at the clinics? Is parking free? 

There is free parking onsite. Please refer to the campus map for parking options. 

In transportation available for older residents? 

Residents who have transportation barriers can use TransHelp to get to their vaccination appointment. Please follow booking procedures and call 905-791-1015 at least 48 hours in advance. You don’t need to be a TransHelp client to use this service. 

What public transit options do I have for getting to the clinic? 

The Sheridan College Terminal is served by Brampton Transit route numbers 11/51/511/511C. For information regarding routes and times or to plan your trip, please visit their website. 

What is expected for consent for youth aged 12 to 15?  

Individuals aged 12 years and older can consent to immunization on their own, provided they understand the benefits and risks of the procedure. A parent is welcome to attend the clinic with their child if preferred.

As with any other medical procedure, we encourage youth to discuss their options with trusted individuals. 

Can I get vaccinated at the same time as a family member and/or partner? 

Appointments are booked individually via the online booking system. We cannot guarantee that family members will receive a vaccination appointment at the same time. 

Can people who have already tested positive for COVID-19 get a COVID-19 vaccine? 

Yes. 

People who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 should still be vaccinated and people do not need COVID-19 testing prior to vaccination. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, people can still get a COVID-19 vaccine even if they have been sick with COVID-19 before.   

At this time, experts do not know how long someone is protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. The immunity developed after having an infection, called natural immunity, is different from person to person. Some early evidence suggests natural immunity may not last very long. We need more information on how well the vaccine works to be able to assess how long immunity from the vaccine will last. 

How do I know if the vaccine is halal? 

Many companies are making vaccines and the COVID-19 vaccines that are approved in Canada from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen do not contain gelatin or pork products. 

Vaccines that may become available later may include gelatin or pork products and as more information becomes available for these, consult with religious leaders about which specific vaccines are recommended. It is important to know there are approved vaccines in Canada that do not contain gelatin or pork products. 

What happens if I had an adverse reaction to the vaccine after it’s administered? 

You will be asked to stay for 15 minutes after your vaccination to monitor for adverse reactions. 

Like all medicines and other vaccines, COVID-19 vaccines can cause side effects. The most commonly reported side effects do not pose a risk to health, are mild to moderate and should resolve in a few days. Examples: 

  • Pain, redness or swelling at the injection site
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Chills
  • Swollen glands
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in your underarm

Review the vaccine after care information sheet that tells you what to expect after vaccination. 

What healthcare professionals are on site at the clinic should I require medical attention? 

There will be a doctor and RNs on site for the entire clinic. 

 

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