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posted by: LIT First Aid on: April 06, 2021

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Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is well underway. At this point, the majority of the country’s healthcare workers and nursing home residents have been vaccinated, which means distribution among the general population has begun. Although each province is responsible for its own vaccination campaign, there are a few tips that can be applied to anyone looking to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment, regardless of which province or territory you live in. 

 

1. Book Your Appointment Online If You Can

Most provinces give residents the option of booking their COVID-19 vaccine either by phone or online. While we recognize not everyone may have access to the internet, if you are able to book your vaccine online, it’s recommended that you do so. This is because the call centres dedicated to taking calls relating to COVID-19 appointments are overwhelmed in many provinces, which means it will likely take more time to make an appointment over the phone than online. 

 

2. Check the Website For New Appointments Regularly 

Many provinces are reporting that they have available time slots that simply aren’t being filled. If you are currently able to get vaccinated in your province, we urge you to do so. Take advantage of this opportunity and book an appointment as soon as possible. Don’t wait. If there are no appointments at your preferred location or during your preferred window of time, check the website regularly as new time slots are popping up. 

 

3. Ensure You Fall Within the Right Age Group

Many of us want to get vaccinated, but it’s important that we wait our turn. Most governments are rolling out the vaccine by age group, giving priority to those most vulnerable. This means that it might still be a few months before 20, 30, and 40-somethings are able to book a vaccine appointment. Our advice? As frustrating as it might be to see others around you receiving their vaccine when you’re not yet eligible, it’s important to be patient and remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has maintained that he hopes everyone in Canada will be able to receive one dose by July 1. That’s less than three months away! 

 

Protect yourself from COVID-19 this spring and get vaccinated as soon as you’re eligible. You can also stay safe by learning basic first aid. Sign up for the L.I.T. First Aid and Lifeguard Training courses to learn important first aid skills and CPR.

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