In the last few weeks, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (the College) has received requests from a small number of public health units asking to share information with members on their behalf about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
The Ontario government’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan is a three-phase plan that prioritizes vaccines for those at greatest risk of illness and those who care for them. Each public health unit is developing a COVID-19 vaccine plan specific to their own community’s needs.
Social workers and social service workers have been identified as part of the government’s phase 2 plan, which includes individuals who provide in-person services. College members should visit their public health unit’s website for specific information about vaccination and pre-registration in their area.
Visit the government’s webpage to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution and ethical framework,
The College continues to monitor the situation closely and to provide further communications regarding provincial updates which may impact members and other stakeholders, as they become available.
Members are encouraged to visit the College’s centralized webpage for all things related to COVID-19, including College resources, links to government and public health authorities, and eBulletins which have been sent to members and other stakeholders throughout the pandemic.