Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect you and those around you from COVID-19.
Protect yourself and the Carleton community from COVID-19 by getting vaccinated as soon as you are able.
The COVID-19 vaccines have been rigorously tested during their development and carefully reviewed by Health Canada experts. Only vaccines that are proven to be safe, effective and of high quality are authorized for use in Canada.
Vaccines are proven to significantly reduce the chance of contracting, spreading, and suffering severe symptoms of COVID-19. Your symptoms will be milder if you do contract COVID-19 after vaccination.
The vaccines are a safe and effective way to help us safely return to regular life – including in-person classes, indoor sports, and visits with friends and family.
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.
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’s Health and Counselling Services (HCS) is now able to book appointments for second-dose mRNA (Moderna) vaccines for eligible people ages 18 or older. To facilitate the administration of these vaccines, members of the Carleton community are asked to book an appointment for one of the available dates and times.
To book an appointment, you must be:
- aged 18 or older at the time of injection
- a Carleton employee, student or approved contractor
- eligible for the second vaccine dose (28 days after your first dose of an mRNA vaccine or 8 weeks after your first dose AstraZeneca vaccine).
Please note that you can book your second dose appointment at HCS even if your first dose was administered elsewhere.
After booking your appointment online, you will receive a confirmation email for the date and time of your vaccine.