COVID-19 vaccine framework
A safe, accessible and equitable COVID-19 vaccination framework in Ontario.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the lives, health and well-being of Ontarians and individuals throughout the world. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, as Health Canada has begun approving safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for distribution.
This is only the beginning. Ontario must begin preparing now to deliver vaccines in a safe, equitable, and accessible manner once they are widely available. In the white paper, Shining a Light at the End of the Tunnel, the Ontario Medical Association provides guiding considerations that must be addressed in developing Ontario’s vaccine strategy.
To ensure a safe, equitable and accessible COVID-19 vaccination framework in Ontario, the OMA has identified a series of recommendations related to each of the following themes:
- defining priority populations
- vaccine distribution and administration
- integrated information systems, surveillance and monitoring
- public education and vaccine hesitancy
The recommendations in this white paper have been informed by the insights and expertise of Ontario’s physicians and by consultation with key health-system stakeholders.