The Windsor Regional Hospital COVID-19 page contains information about how to protect yourself and loved ones during this time and hospital policy changes.
You may be worried about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have questions about how the pandemic will affect you and your cancer care. Here is what you need to know:
Please continue to bear with us as our staff work to answer all your questions. Thank you for your patience.
If you require support to help you through this difficult time, please call the Cancer Centre at 519-253-5253. We have an expert team of social workers dedicated to helping you during these difficult times.
Stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include:
Taking care of yourself, your friends and your family can help you cope with stress.
Things you can do to support yourself:
If you are concerned about any symptoms that you may be experiencing, you may also visit the Ontario Health Symptom Management Page for a self-assessment.
Please call 911 if you are having severe symptoms such as feeling like you cannot breathe.
Please arrive at the Cancer Centre entrance if you are coming for:
If you have any questions, please call your Cancer Centre pharmacy:
Serious side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine are very rare. Most side-effects from the COVID-19 vaccine are mild and will go away on their own.
The most common side effects are:
After you get the COVID-19 vaccine, wait for at least 15 minutes before going home. This wait is to check for side effects or an allergic reaction.
Side effects are more likely to happen after your second dose. If side-effects last for more than 2-3 days, make sure you speak to your health care team.
Please be patient as the vaccine rollout picks up and new information on the plan is shared daily by the provincial government. As such, there may be a delay in detailed information available as plans are worked on by local health units.
Speak to your health Care Team to decide the right time for you to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Your health care team can help you decide based on:
There have been reports of people having an allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine. If you have a severe allergy to anything, speak with your health Care Team before getting the vaccine.
For more information about the ingredients in the vaccine and advice for people with severe allergies, look at the following websites:
Keep wearing a mask and social distancing after getting the vaccine.
There is still a chance that you can get infected with COVID-19 after getting the vaccine, even if you do not feel sick. You may also still be able to spread COVID-19 to others.
As such, it is important to keep:
To keep everyone safe, keep following public health advice after getting the vaccine.
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