1. Vaccine Information
  2. Approved Vaccines
  3. Carleton Vaccine Clinic

Vaccine Information

Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses like COVID-19.

Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. The COVID-19 vaccine does not cause a COVID-19 infection. It helps to build up your immunity to the virus, so your body will fight it off more easily if it affects you.

This can reduce your risk of developing COVID-19 and make your symptoms milder if you do get it.

Learn more about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, how they work and possible side effects by visiting Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine safety website.

Approved Vaccines

After independent and thorough scientific reviews for safety, efficacy and quality, Health Canada has approved four vaccines for use in Canada:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech – approved on December 9, 2020
  • Moderna – approved on December 23, 2020
  • AstraZeneca – approved on February 26, 2021 (first doses are paused by the Government of Ontario out of an abundance of caution)
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) – approved on March 5, 2021

Understanding how COVID-19 vaccines are approved, how they work and possible side effects is important. Learn more by visiting Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine safety website.

Carleton Vaccine Clinic

Carleton’s Health and Counselling Services has completed the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine clinic. We will advise the Carleton community when we receive an additional supply of vaccines to continue running the clinic.