Information for Patients and Families
at Trillium Health Partners
What to do if you think you have COVID‑19
Self-assessment tools and health tips for you and your family
Dedicated COVID-19 testing centres for the Mississauga community
Visiting THP & Connecting with Patients
Visiting Credit Valley Hospital and Mississauga Hospital during COVID‑19
Latest updates from THP on patient care services
Support your local hospital and health care workers during COVID‑19
Information, assets and contacts for members of the media.
Frequently asked questions from our patients and community
Update to THP’s Temporary Visitor Policy – Proof of Vaccination Requirements
To ensure the safest possible environment for our patients to receive care, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all individuals seeking to visit a patient at THP. Exceptions will apply for individuals with approved medical exemptions and visitors of specific patient populations. This new visitor vaccine requirement will be effective on October 25, 2021. Due to the need for staff resources to focus on patient care, THP will not be accepting proof of negative PCR or rapid antigen tests in place of COVID-19 vaccination records for entry at our hospital. As one of the hardest hit communities during this pandemic and because of the proven effectiveness of the vaccine against the virus and its variants, we encourage everyone who is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
For more information, please see Visiting THP & Connecting with Patients.
To ensure the safest possible environment to work and deliver care to the community we serve, COVID-19 vaccination is now mandatory for all THP staff, professional staff, volunteers and learners. This excludes those with an approved medical exemption or accommodation. This new policy took effect on September 7, 2021, with a 6 week implementation period until October 20, 2021. As one of the hardest hit communities during this pandemic and because of the proven effectiveness of the vaccine against the virus and its variants, we encourage everyone who is eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
THP Vaccine Clinic is Now Closed
As vaccination rates continue to rise across the Region of Peel and community-based vaccine clinic options are accessible to residents, THP has suspended our community vaccine clinic, effective Tuesday, August 31. This will allow THP staff to support the careful and gradual resumption of operations within the hospital.
Thank you to the vaccine clinic staff, our community partners and the community we serve for your instrumental role in the success of THP’s vaccination program and reaching this milestone.
I misplaced my proof of vaccination. What should I do?
If you have misplaced your proof of vaccination, you can easily retrieve it by visiting covid19.ontariohealth.ca and following the step-by-step instructions. This website works with most modern browsers on desktop and mobile devices.
How do I know that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe?
Health Canada has approved four vaccines after thorough scientific reviews for safety, efficacy and quality based on large, high-quality clinical trials:
- Pfizer-BioNTech – approved on December 9, 2020
- Moderna – approved on December 23, 2020
- AstraZeneca – approved on February 26, 2021
- Johnson & Johnson – approved on March 5, 2021
These vaccines have met all the requirements for approval, including safety. They continue to be monitored for any adverse reactions that may occur after vaccination and appropriate measures will be taken, which is consistent with current practice for all new vaccines and drugs.
If I get vaccinated, can I stop with COVID-19 public health measures?
Although vaccination provides protection against symptomatic COVID-19 infection, everyone – vaccinated or not – must continue to mask, maintain physical distance and practice proper hand hygiene.
What are the potential side effects of the vaccine?
Most people who receive vaccines have minimal or no side effects, although, as with any medicine, adverse reactions can occur. The most common side effects are injection site pain, swelling, redness; headache; stomach and digestive complaints (e.g. nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and/or stomach pain); muscle or joint pain; tiredness; headache and chills/fever.
Serious reactions are rare. If this does happen, it usually happens within minutes. If you are concerned about the vaccine and potential side effects, speak with your primary care provider