Family doctors have a critical role to play in vaccinating the Canadian population against COVID-19. While BC’s immunization plans are still being determined, family physicians may want to learn more.
This self-learning series from the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Ontario College of Family Physicians is designed to provide primary care professionals with the knowledge and skills to support Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination effort. The series is designed both as a continuous learning experience and as a resource that users can refer back to as needed. Although much of the material is broadly relevant to practitioners in any setting, some of the resources and guidance are specific to Ontario.
Current modules include why we need the vaccine, the safety and efficacy of mRNA vaccines, plans for vaccine rollout and how to build vaccine confidence among patients. Modules are interactive and include references, practical resources, infographics, and videos. The team will be making every effort to refresh the modules and add additional content to keep pace with rapidly evolving COVID-19 evidence and policy.
The modules are free to access after a brief registration process at: https://www.dfcm.utoronto.ca/covid19-vaccination-modules