Minister’s Directive-LTCH COVID vaccination policy RESOURCE GUIDE v1

Long-Term Care


The purpose of the resource guide is to support LTC licensees in implementing their immunization policies. This guide also includes: 

  • Appendix 1: example minimum policy 
  • Appendix 2: resources to support the creation of a home’s educational program 
  • Appendix 3: frequently asked questions (FAQs)


  • To provide for a period of transition, the effective date of the Minister’s Directive is July 1, 2021. Details about the new requirements are found in the attached Minister’s Directive. Additional information, including an example of a minimum policy, and links to useful educational resources, is provided in the resource guide, also attached. Details regarding the process for reporting of statistical information will be provided shortly. 

DISCLAIMER: This document has been reviewed by Ontario Health West staff. While staff has provided its summary and interpretation of key action items, every health service provider remains responsible for ensuring their own understanding of the document and actions items, next steps and/or accountabilities outlined in the document.

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