What is the LLSC’s vaccination policy?
As of November 1, 2021, we require proof of full vaccination of a Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccine administered 14 days prior to attending any in-person business
- for all LLSC staff, volunteers, vendors, and visitors visiting our LLSC offices
- for all LLSC staff, volunteers, vendors and guests attending meetings or events outside of our LLSC offices.
- for any in-person business conducted at LLSC offices or elsewhere, masks must be worn and physical distancing respected
- In cases where proof of vaccination is not possible, business will be conducted virtually.
Why is the LLSC implementing a COVID-19 vaccination policy?
We are doing our part to support Canada’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. Our priority is to protect the health and safety of everyone within the blood cancer community, in particular, individuals with a blood cancer who are immunocompromised. Individuals with a blood cancer are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. Science tells us that vaccination is the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 and being vaccinated is especially important now that restrictions continue to be loosened for businesses and public spaces in many parts of the country.
What if I have a medical or religious exemption for the vaccine?
For your protection and the safety of others, we request that you continue to conduct any business virtually.
What should I do if I have an in-person meeting or event to attend with LLSC staff or volunteers?
For your protection and the safety of others, we request that all of our visitors or guests at our LLSC offices or elsewhere:
- be fully vaccinated
- wear a mask
- practise physical distancing
Can I bring children to an in-person LLSC meeting or event?
For children 12 years and over, only those who are fully vaccinated are able to participate in an in-person meeting or event. They will also be required to wear a mask and practise physical distancing.
For children under the age of 12, who are not yet able to receive the vaccine, we ask that they remain at home or participate virtually, if possible.
How do I show proof of vaccination to the LLSC when attending an in-person meeting or event?
We ask that you show your proof of vaccination to an LLSC staff member prior to entering an LLSC office or event venue or state your vaccination status in advance of attending. We will not collect your proof of vaccination.
You can show a paper or electronic copy of your government-issued vaccine dose administration confirmation.
Which COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by Health Canada?
- The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are approved by Health Canada for children 12 years and up and adults.
- AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson are approved by Health Canada for adults 18 years and over.
What is considered as “full vaccination”?
You are fully vaccinated when you have received:
- 2 doses of any one of the following vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca
- 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine