Infection prevention and control and workplace health and safety is an important component in the provision of COVID-19 vaccines.
- Immunizers should wear a medical mask and eye protection as should other staff who are not able to maintain a two-metre physical distance (e.g., recovery room monitors and first aid providers);
- Clean your hands before and after providing immunization. Wearing a watch can impede good hand hygiene practices.
- Immunizers need not wear gloves. If gloves are used, they should be changed between clients and hand hygiene performed after gloves are removed.
- PPE including medical mask, eye protection, gown and gloves should be immediately available to all personnel who need to provide first aid or respond to a health emergency.
This document highlights considerations for PPE selection while delivering COVID-19 vaccines.
AUDIENCE: COVID-19 Immunizers
USE: Though this document was initially intended to guide the delivery of seasonal influenza in the COVID-19 environment, much can be used for the provision of COVID-19 vaccines in the COVID-19 environment – note page 4 considerations for PPE selection.
This guidance outlines the infection prevention and control measures required for COVID-19 immunization clinics in community settings.
AUDIENCE: Clinic operators
USE: This document outlines measures required for the set up and safe operation of COVID-19 immunization clinics in community settings (e.g. community pharmacies, schools, community centres, arenas).