Updates on Vaccines, Antigen Testing, and IPAC/PPE

Long-Term Care
Labs, Testing & Screening PPE Other


  • Updates on vaccines, antigen testing and IPAC/PPE – updated vaccine dose intervals, updated guidance on rapid antigen testing with links to training and guidance, links to PPE recommendations to optimize PPE supply to emphasize the need for responsible stewardship of PPE.


  • 95% LTC residents received 1 dose/80% fully immunized/67% of staff received 1 dose/more than 28,000 essential caregivers received 1 dose/Time interval between 1st & 2nd vaccine up to 16 wks for 3 vaccines/LTCHs to collect specimans via supervised self swabbing for Panbio Antigen Rapid tests/Testing can be performed by anyone with appropriate training/Emphasize need for responsible PPE stewardship

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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