COVID-19 / HealthHub for Newcomers

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COVID-19 Vaccine Questions

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20 Vaccine Questions

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1. What goes into making sure the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective?
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2. Why is it important to be vaccinated?
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3. Who can be vaccinated?
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4. How effective are each of the vaccines?
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5. Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding?
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6. Does the COVID-19 vaccine affect fertility?
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7. What are the side effects of the vaccine? Are there any side effects that I should be more worried about?
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8. Is the 2nd dose necessary and how long do I need to wait to get the vaccine if I recovered from COVID?
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9. Is it possible to interchange brands of the vaccine between doses?
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10. I recently received the COVID-19 vaccine and a few days later I was tested for COVID-19 and the result was positive. Did the vaccine cause a false positive test?
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11. What should a person do before and after vaccination?
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12. I have underlying health conditions. Is the vaccine safe for me?
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13. Do the current vaccines work against the variant strains of COVID-19?
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14. I’ve recovered from COVID-19, should I still get the COVID-19 vaccine?
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15. I have questions about the vaccine, who should I contact?
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16. Why does the second vaccine shot have stronger side-effects? Are some people more likely to have side effects?
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17. Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe during breastfeeding?
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18. What are the risks of being infected with COVID-19 if I am pregnant?
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19. Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe in pregnancy?
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20. How come children of ages 12-16 can get vaccines in other countries?
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Webinars

The following webinars are designed to educate communities about COVID-19 in their first language:

Videos

Select a category below to review videos created by AIMGA members to help educate newcomer communities about COVID-19. Many languages are available:

Podcasts

As part of AIMGA's HealthHub for Newcomers, we have podcasts on Spotify. Click here or on one of the images below to listen.

COVID-19 Vaccination Resources for Children

  • Vaccines for children: COVID-19Link
    Provided by the Government of Canada
  • Making vaccination decisions for children 5 to 11 years of age Link
    Provided by the Government of Canada
  • COVID-19 vaccines (5 to 11 year olds): It's time for kids to make memories again Video
    Provided by Healthy Canadians
  • Vaccine development and approval in CanadaInfographic
    Provided by the Government of Canada
  • How vaccines are developed Video
    Provided by the Government of Canada
  • COVID-19 vaccination in children aged 5-11Presentation
    Provided by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario
  • Vaccine story for childrenStoryColoring
    Provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Superhero crestColoring
    Provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Should I get my child vaccinated?Video
    Provided by First Nations Health Authority
  • COVID-19 vaccines FAQ for children aged 5 to 11 Link
    Provided by ImmunizeBC
  • Children and COVID-19 VaccinationLink
    Provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control

Other Resources

  • New!COVID Vaccine Booster VideosLink
  • New!Palliative CareLink
  • New!National Hospice Palliative Care WeekLink
  • National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW)Website Video
  • Resources for Host Families of Ukrainian EvacueesDocument
  • A Case Study of Community-based, Cross-sectoral Crisis Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Serving Racialized Immigrant CommunitiesDocument
  • Science North – Give Vaccine a ShotWebsite
  • Communauté d’intérêts virtuelle sur l’immunisationLink
  • VaxFactsMb.caLink
  • Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 RespiratorsLink
  • Alberta Isolation and quarantine requirementsLink
  • How to use a take home COVID-19 test kitVideo
  • Vaccine information from the Government of CanadaLink
  • List of pharmacies authorized to distribute rapid antigen test kits to small and medium organizations Link
  • Does the COVID-19 vaccine affect pregnancy or fertility?Video
  • Afghan evacuees health resourcesLink
  • Heather Patterson COVID photographyLink
  • Utilization of IMGs during Covid-19 in multi-cultural communitiesVideo
  • AHS Together4HealthLink
  • Dr. Verna Yiu talks about acute care capacity (September 9, 2021)Video
  • COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancyVideo
  • Walk-in COVID-19 immunization clinics in AlbertaLink
  • Get your vaccine cardLink
  • Upload your vaccination records if vaccinated outside AlbertaLink
  • Booking your second doseLink
  • Find a doctor in AlbertaLink
  • Personal Protective Equipment Overview for Healthcare Workers (Tagalog)Video
  • Workplace Guidance for Business OwnersLink
  • City of Calgary COVID-19 resourcesLink
  • AHS Multilingual ResourcesLink
  • University of Calgary COVID-19 resourcesLink
  • Calgary Local Immigration Partnership (CLIP) Multilingual COVID-19 resourcesLink
  • COVID-19 resources for Edmonton residentsLink
  • Alberta Health Services COVID-19 websiteLink
  • 19 to Zero (vaccination resources)Link

Documents

Diabetes Eye Care
Provided by Alberta Health Services
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Diabetes Foot Care
Provided by Alberta Health Services
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Expanded booster doses help protect young Albertans
Provided by the Government of Alberta
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Getting Your QR Code Vaccine Record for Travel
Provided by the Government of Alberta
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Alberta Open for Summer: Stage 3
Provided by the Government of Alberta
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Commitment to Comfort
Provided by Alberta Health Services
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COVID-19 Distraction Techniques
Provided by Alberta Health Services
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What to Expect with your COVID-19 Immunization
Provided by Alberta Health Services
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COVID-19 Immunization in Pregnancy
Provided by Alberta Health Services
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Get Vaccinated - It's Safe and Easy
Provided by the Government of Alberta
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The Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines
Provided by Health Canada
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Alberta Vaccine Handouts
Provided by the Government of Alberta
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Calgary Vaccine Handouts
Provided by the City of Calgary
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Fit to Immunize
Provided by AIMGA
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Does Omicron mean vaccination doesn’t work?
Provided by AIMGA
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Does getting a booster mean the first vaccines didn’t work?
Provided by AIMGA
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If Omicron is less severe, why are hospitals full?
Provided by AIMGA
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Should my children get vaccinated?
Provided by AIMGA
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COVID-19 Fatigue
Provided by AIMGA
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Boosters
Provided by AIMGA
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Should I still get tested for COVID-19 in 2022?
Provided by AIMGA
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Why are vaccinated people catching COVID-19?
Provided by AIMGA
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What’s the difference between hospitalization and ICU?
Provided by AIMGA
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Why are the rules in Canada different than back home?
Provided by AIMGA
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What counts as “fully vaccinated” now?
Provided by AIMGA
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Why does science change?
Provided by AIMGA
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What is a side effect?
Provided by AIMGA
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Is COVID-19 over?
Provided by AIMGA
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If I already caught COVID-19, am I immune?
Provided by AIMGA
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The top 3 reasons to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster.
Provided by AIMGA
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What to do when someone shares misinformation - 7 steps!
Provided by AIMGA
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