COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Older Canadians Available in Multiple Languages
National Institute on Ageing
April 23, 2021
Description / Summary
The National Institute on Ageing (NIA) released a guidance document titled COVID-19 Vaccines: What Older Canadians Need to Know, authored by Dr. Samir Sinha, Ms. Sabina Vohra-Miller, and Dr. Jennie Johnstone. This report is now available in 13 languages.
The document outlines common questions arising among older Canadians regarding COVID-19 vaccines, along with evidence-informed answers to help keep Canadians up to date on the facts. The guidance document explains in clear language how vaccines work, what mRNA is and how it’s used to make vaccines, the critical steps taken to creating the COVID-19 vaccines, its effectiveness in older adults, any side effects, and whether or not older adults who have already have COVID-19 need to be vaccinated.