Rexdale Community Health Centre Is Here to Help
We want all the best for everyone as we continue to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. In relation this, we want to connect our community to reliable and safe health information and resources, so everyone can make well-informed decisions and be knowledgeable enough about their health.
Our response and actions towards COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health crisis that affected all the life and health of every individual. The communities we serve are now confronted with a number of challenges, ranging from the risk of getting the virus and its impact on already overburdened health services to the effects of containment measures on health, education, and livelihoods systems. To continue providing services to our community, we have placed public health safety measures, as per the health authorities and officials, to keep everyone healthy and safe amid this health crisis.
Our services remain available to you
We want to continue achieving a healthy and empowered community. Thus, our hours of operation shall be as follows until further notice:
Please come back soon for more updates.
We continue guarding your health
In response to the changing circumstances, we continue to adapt and follow the recommendations set by our health authorities and officials.
- Our health center is cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis.
- We allow employees to work from home whenever possible.
- If an employee is sick with the flu or a cold, we request them to stay at home.
- Non-urgent appointments are postponed.
- If a client has a cold or the flu, we advise them to postpone their visit.
Who is recommended to receive COVID-19 vaccines?
All people age 5 years and older are recommended to receive an age-appropriate COVID-19 vaccination.
Is the COVID-19 Vaccine Safe?
Yes. We strongly encourage everyone who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself, your child, other family members and your community.
Who can get sick from COVID-19?
People from all walks of life and all age group can get sick from COVID-19.
What side effects can I expect from the vaccines?
In the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson clinical trials, the vaccines were very effective with only mild side effects that are common in all vaccines. These include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, and headache.
Is the vaccine safe for children?
Before recommending COVID-19 vaccination for children, scientists conducted clinical trials with thousands of children and no serious safety concerns were identified.
Myths and Facts About COVID-19
MYTH: The ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous.
FACT: Nearly all the ingredients in COVID-19 vaccines are also ingredients in many foods – fats, sugars, and salts.
MYTH: A COVID-19 vaccine can make me sick with COVID-19.
FACT: Because none of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines in Canada contain the live virus that causes COVID-19, the vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
MYTH: COVID-19 vaccines contain microchips.
FACT: COVID-19 vaccines do not contain microchips. Vaccines are developed to fight against disease and are not administered to track your movement.
MYTH: COVID-19 vaccines cause variants.
FACT: COVID-19 vaccines do not create or cause variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. Instead, COVID-19 vaccines can help prevent new variants from emerging.
MYTH: The mRNA vaccine is not considered a vaccine.
FACT: mRNA vaccines, such as Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, work differently than other types of vaccines, but they still trigger an immune response inside your body.