You can stay up to date on COVID-19 information by using this page or by visiting the Alberta Health Services website. If you have questions about the vaccines or would like to talk about whether it is right for you, contact the clinic to book an appointment.

 

Vaccine Information

Debunking Myths

There is so much information coming out about the COVID-19 vaccines that we wanted to set the record straight on a few of the myths we are hearing about.

Can the COVID-19 vaccine give me a coronavirus infection?

None of the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in Canada contain the live virus that causes COVID-19. The vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

Will mRNA change my DNA?

No. Injecting mRNA into a person does not change the DNA of a human cell. 

Was the vaccine developed too fast?

We’ve only known slow vaccine development. A lot of time is wasted between research stages. Global funding for COVID vaccine allowed for huge, well-run trials. mRNA vaccines are also much faster to make than traditional vaccines.

Is Bell’s Palsy a possible side effect of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine?

No. Among the almost 22,000 vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTechCOVID-19 vaccine, there were 4 cases of Bell’s palsy. This number of Bell’s palsy cases is consistent with the expected rate in the general population and did not suggest it was caused by the vaccine.  

 

Resources for Learning about the COVID-19 Vaccines

What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine - Health Canada

Canadian Vaccine Development and Approval Process - Health Canada

Pfizer Info