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Ramadan Questions
Ramadan & the COVID-19 Pandemic. Your Questions Answered.

Attachment (click to download):
Ramadan COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions - A CMCTF Series12.pdf

Medical Exemptions
We at Summerville Family Health Team strongly advise that all our patients be vaccinated against COVID-19. The success of Ontario’s vaccine rollout, which has resulted in one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, is having an impact and continues to protect Ontarians against the virus.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons has advised us that medical exemptions, to the COVID-19 vaccination, can only be given in the following circumstances: "Generally speaking, there are very few acceptable medical exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination (e.g., an allergist/immunologist-confirmed severe allergy or anaphylactic reaction to a previous dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of its components that cannot be mitigated; a diagnosed episode of myocarditis/pericarditis after receipt of an mRNA vaccine)."

Please do not request an exemption if you do not meet these criteria. You may wish to contact your physician to discuss vaccination. 

We appreciate that it is a challenging time for everyone. We will continue to take additional safety precautions in all of our clinics to protect our staff and our patients from COVID-19 and will continue to provide quality care regardless of your vaccination status.

Mixed mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines
Both mRNA COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in Canada (Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna) have the same mechanism of action, have very similar side effect profiles and are highly effective against COVID-19 infection, hospitalization and death.

If you have questions, speak to your health care provider.

COVID-19 Vaccine and Pregnant Individuals

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant is safe, effective and highly recommended.

Prioritizing Pregnant Individuals for Booster Shots

On January 4, 2022, the CMOH issued a memo prioritizing of booster vaccines in pregnant individuals. With the recent hospitalizations of infants with COVID, it’s important now more than ever to ensure that pregnant individuals get their booster doses to prevent risk of severe outcomes with Omicron. If you’re looking for information around pregnancy and COVID vaccination, please visit:

COVID-19 Vaccine - Pregnant Individuals - KMs FINAL ENG_.pdf (summervillefht.com)