Residential Care

COVID Vaccine for LTC

Thank you for everything you do to protect yourself and others from getting COVID-19.

We care about your health. Getting vaccinated can help save your life and protect the lives of others from COVID-19.

North Ottawa Care Center is an Authorized Vaccination Site to provide on-site COVID-19 vaccination for residents and staff free of charge.

We understand you may have questions about the vaccine. You will receive a fact sheet before vaccination, explaining the risks and benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine. This is called an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheet.

When you agree to get vaccinated, this will be documented in your medical chart.

After getting vaccinated, you may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. The most common side effects are pain at the injection site, fever, and chills. These side effects tend to be mild to moderate and go away on their own within 1–2 days.

We will work with you to report any health problems that occur after vaccination. We call these types of health problems possible side effects or adverse events. In addition, we are encouraging anyone who have a smartphone to enroll in v-safe, a tool that can be used to tell CDC if someone has any side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccines are an important tool to help stop the pandemic. However, even after vaccination, everyone will need to continue following all the current guidance to protect themselves and others, including wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, following facility and community guidance on visitation and infection control, and cleaning hands often.

Thank you again for all you are doing to stay safe. We will continue to update you on any new information about COVID-19 vaccination.

Please contact us with additional questions at 616-842-0770.​


Moderna Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers