COVID-19 / HealthHub for Newcomers

Vaccine Support Line

Phone: 1-833-906-4357

COVID-19 Vaccine Questions

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For what purpose did AIMGA members get vaccinated?

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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Health and Wellness team

We are grateful for the support and contributions of our members in our various community initiatives. Click here to meet our team!

COVID-19 Support

If you or someone you know has tested positive for COVID-19, support in multiple languages is available.

CALGARY:
CENC / Multilingual Emergency Response Centre
Phone: 1-833-217-6614
Website: Click here

EDMONTON:
COVID Emergency Hotline
Phone: 1-833-738-7727
Website: Click here

Supports include culturally appropriate food hampers, access to financial supports and information, and counselling. You are not alone. Support is available.

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.

Other COVID-19 resources

  • New!Afghan evacuees health resourcesLink
  • 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

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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