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Coronavirus – Updates and information for dental hygienists

September 15, 2022

Updates and information for dental hygienists

CDHA is actively reviewing and assessing relevant information for dental hygienists related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection. Check back for additional information as the situation evolves.

November 15 Update | FR
Health Canada authorizes the use of two bivalent COVID-19 vaccines that target BA.4/5 and NACI updates their guidance on the use COVID-19 boosters. Read more

September 15 Update | FR
Health Canada authorizes the first bivalent vaccine to target Omicron, a statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH) on Fall vaccination programs, details on counterfeit rapid antigen tests and a guide on the rates of myocarditis post COVID-19 infection and vaccination. Read more

August 2 Update | FR
Health Canada authorizes Moderna for children 6 months to 5 years of age, NACI provides guidance on fall boosters, research on Omicron in children, importance of a 4th dose for LTC residents, Canada’s vaccine injury support program, and more. Read more

July 4 Update | FR
Information on the spread of omicron in Canada, hybrid immunity, the risk of long-COVID after an omicron infection, the rise of new omicron variants and more. Read more

Outbreak update
Refer to the Government of Canada for the latest on the current situation and the risk to Canadians.

Guidance for health professionals
Refer to the Government of Canada’s updates on what health professionals need to know about coronaviruses, the spectrum of illness, transmission, detection and reporting, infection prevention and control, and treatment. Health professionals in Canada have a critical role to play in identifying, reporting and managing potential cases of novel coronavirus infection.

World Health Organization – Coronavirus

Provincial or territorial resources

Additional information about the evolving situation may be found on your province’s or territory’s government website.

Contacting the manufacturers for the equipment used in your practice may also provide product advice that may assist.