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Getting your COVID-19 vaccine

How do I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as other vaccines?

Getting children and youth immunized (COVID-19)

Why should my child or youth get vaccinated against COVID-19? Doesn’t it usually cause mild illness in children and youth?
Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for children and youth?
I heard that children and youth don’t transmit the COVID-19 virus to others. So how does my child or youth getting vaccinated help protect others?

COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

I heard that COVID-19 vaccines have caused death in children. Is this true?
How were COVID-19 vaccines developed and approved so quickly? How do we know they are safe?
Are the spike proteins generated by the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines harmful?
Can mRNA COVID-19 vaccines alter a person’s DNA?
Is it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine if I use marijuana/cannabis?

COVID-19 vaccine side effects

How do I report a serious COVID-19 vaccine side effect?
Can mRNA vaccines cause inflammation of the heart?
Are there long-term side effects caused by mRNA COVID-19 vaccines?

COVID-19 vaccine ingredients

Where can I find a list of the ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines currently approved for use in Canada?
Do COVID-19 vaccines contain fetal cells? Were abortions performed to make the vaccines?
Are there any animal products (including pork) in the mRNA or viral vector vaccines COVID-19 vaccines?
Are there blood products in any of the COVID-19 vaccines?

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, fertility, and menstruation (COVID-19)

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect the menstrual cycle (period)?
Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant people, people who are planning a pregnancy, and people who are breastfeeding?
Does the COVID-19 vaccine affect fertility?