Prevention and Vaccines

You Matter: COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

As the administration of COVID-19 vaccinations progresses across the country, we will continue to provide the most up-to-date information and resources to help guide you. You will find FAQs related to the firm's stance on the vaccine and paid time off related to COVID-19. You also will find links to both national and provincial organizations, which contain important information related to the vaccination process.

Q: Is the company mandating the COVID-19 vaccine?

A: No. Based on what we know today, the firm does not plan on requiring associates to receive the vaccine. This decision is based on current information, and we will continue to monitor the evolving situation and government mandates to determine if any adjustments should be made in the future.

 

Q: Can I use my additional COVID-19 paid time off days to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

A: Yes. The additional paid time off may be used on an as-needed basis for issues specifically related to coronavirus, such as getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Q: How do I know when I am eligible to receive a vaccine?

A: In Canada, provinces and territories are working on detailed vaccination rollout plans for their residents, and you can find more information here.

 

Q: If my client(s) have received one or both doses of the vaccine, can I meet with the client(s) in person?

A: The current firm policies remain in effect. We continue to evaluate these decisions regularly to determine whether adjustments or changes, either at the firm or region/county level, need to be made. To confirm what phase your branch is in, see Branch Reopening to the Public Status Tracker. For details regarding all firm policies related to Coronavirus, branches may visit the Coronavirus Resource Centre.

The below links contain information from trusted sources. Visit them often, as updates are posted as new information becomes available. 

Flu Vaccine More Important than Ever

With flu season approaching and the sustained COVID-19 environment continuing to spread, getting a flu vaccine will be more important than ever, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada and provincial health agencies. It is recommended that all people six months and older get a yearly flu vaccine. The flu shot is:

  • Safe
  • Free
  • Proven to reduce the number of doctor visits, hospitalizations and deaths related to seasonal flu
  • Different each year because the virus changes frequently

We encourage you to make time to get a flu vaccine and to choose the option that works best for you and your family. You may make an appointment with your doctor or nurse practitioner, at some local public health units or at a participating pharmacy.

Click here to find a clinic where you can get the flu vaccine or get information about the flu from your province or territory.