COVID-19 Vaccine Foundations for Health Care Providers

last updated: December 9, 2020

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) presents COVID-19 Vaccine Foundations for Health Care Providers on an online open access webinar, hosted by AMMI Canada.

English Session 

Date:     Monday, December 14, 2020

Time:     13:00 – 15:00 Eastern

Opening remarks by Dr. Howard Njoo, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer

Module 1 – Health Canada COVID-19 Vaccine Approval and the Role of NACI in COVID-19 Vaccine Planning


Dr. Megan Bettle, Health Canada and Dr. Caroline Quach, Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI)


  • To describe the Health Canada vaccine approval pathway for vaccines, including changes under the interim order and the status of current rolling submissions
  • To underscore the guidance delivered and expected from the National Advisory

 Module 2 – COVID-19 Vaccines in Canada


Dr. April Killikelly and Dr. Marina Salvadori, the Public Health Agency of Canada


  • To compare the platform technologies used by candidate vaccines against SARS-COV-2/COVID-19.
  • To discuss mRNA vaccines in development by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna

 Module 3 – COVID-19 Vaccine Administration and Immunization Clinic Planning


Dr. Bryna Warshawsky, the Public Health Agency of Canada


  • To describe the infection prevention and control requirements for safely providing COVID-19 vaccines given the ongoing circulation of SARS-CoV-2T
  • To highlight key messages regarding vaccine storage and handling requirements
  • To provide planning parameters and strategies for organizing mass immunization clinics

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Things to note:

  • The presentation will be delivered in English and French on two separate days and recorded.
  • The recording will be made available on the AMMI Canada website immediately following the event.


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