Alberta Council of Disability Services

Vaccine Information

You can find information on COVID-19 vaccinations on the Government of Alberta, COVID-19 vaccine program webpage. The webpage is updated regularly and offers up-to-date information on: 

  • Vaccine eligibility 
  • Booking vaccinations 
  • Vaccination phases 
  • Types of vaccines used in Alberta 

COVID-19 Vaccine Program. Government of Alberta

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

COVID-19 Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions. Alberta Health Services

COVID-19 VACCINE: Questions & answers for the public and health-care practitioners. Government of Alberta

 

Types of Vaccines 

Vaccine Efficacy Information - Why you can't compare COVID-19 vaccines (Video)

Vaccines for COVID-19: Authorized vaccines. Government of Canada

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. Government of Canada

Viral vector-based vaccines for COVID-19. Government of Canada

How mRNA Vaccines Work (Video)

How mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Handout)

How Viral Vector COVID-19 Vaccines Work. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Handout)

 

Vaccine Development 

COVID-19: How vaccines are developed. Government of Canada (Video)

Vaccine development and approval in Canada. Government of Canada (Infographic)

 

Dispelling Common Myths about COVID-19 and Vaccines 

How mRNA Vaccines were made available so fast without compromising safety

COVID-19 VACCINE: Questions & answers for the public and health-care practitioners. Government of Alberta

COVID-19 vaccine myths debunked. Mayo Clinic

COVID-19: mRNA Vaccine Myths. University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy. (Handout)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Mythbusters. World Health Organization

Science Supports Our Confidence in Vaccines: An Overview of the Scientific Evidence Favoring Routine Vaccination. Immunization Action Coalition. (Handout – General vaccination information, not specific to COVID-19)

Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

Plain Language Resources 

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine: Easy Read Edition. Autism Self Advocacy Network

COVID-19 Vaccine Information in Plain Language. Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center

Social Story: What I need to know about COVID-19 and the vaccine. Aptus Treatment Centre (Video)

Doctors answer self-advocates' questions about the COVID Vaccine. Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities (Video)

A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is now available. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Comic)

COVID-19 Vaccine Educational Tools: Vaccine tools for people with developmental disabilities. Disability Action Hall

About the COVID Vaccine: Easy Read Information. Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities

Plain Language Resources. Community Living British Columbia

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Vaccine: Easy read guides to the vaccine. Mencap

 

Translated Resources 

COVID-19 Information for Albertans. Alberta Health Services

MERC (Multi-lingual Emergency Response to COVID). ActionDignity

They got their COVID-19 vaccines. Now, in their own languages, they want to tell you how it felt — and why it matters. Toronto Star

 

Additional Resources 

Virtual Town Hall Notes: Vaccinations and the Disability Sector. Alberta Community and Social Services and Alberta Health (notes taken by ACDS)

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Awareness resources. Government of Canada

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public. World Health Organization