The following message was shared with all Conestoga employees on behalf of the Executive Pandemic Planning Committee on October 5.
Members of the Conestoga community can now access current, evidence-based information about COVID-19 immunization through a custom-designed course on e-Conestoga. The course is open to all students and employees: there is no charge for participating.
The modules are designed to provide answers and address misinformation about the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 vaccine. Special thanks to the Online Learning Centre and to the following subject matter experts for their contributions to this project: Wendy Pons, PhD, Epidemiology, C.P.H.I. (C); Jessie Carviel, PhD, Biology; Ken Diplock, PhD, Public Health & Health Systems, C.P.H.I. (C).
The online resources include three self-paced modules and a resource section that address common questions and concerns related to the COVID-19 vaccine.
The introductory module outlines a number of topics, including:
- Current state of COVID-19 in Canada
- Safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines
- Benefits of vaccination
- Risks of not being vaccinated.
Other modules include a brief history of vaccines as well as an introduction to mRNA technology and how COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work. Additional sources of information are provided for those who wish to explore further.
Employees and students can access the learning modules at the following links:
As the college prepares for the return to more on-campus learning and services, employees are reminded that proof of COVID-19 vaccination should be submitted via Conestoga’s Mobile Safety App prior to October 15. For those without access to a mobile phone, vaccine proof can be submitted through your computer using the desktop version, or in person by appointment at the Security office. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and updates related to Conestoga’s pandemic response, visit the COVID-19 Information hub on the college website.