The Ontario Medical Association has identified criteria that qualify for exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination. Based on these guidelines, Centro healthcare will be able to provide COVID-19 vaccination exemption letters for the following conditions listed below.
1. Patients who have had an allergy to any of the vaccine ingredients (including polyethylene glycol, tromethamine, and polysorbate) or to those patients who have experienced a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis to the 1st dose.
These patients will be referred to an allergist/immunologist for evaluation to determine if and how they may safely receive the vaccine. In the interim, your family physician will be able to provide you a medical exemption pending evaluation.
2. AstraZeneca is also contraindicated in patients who have had a previous episode of capillary leak syndrome or if they’ve experienced venous and/or arterial thrombosis and thrombocytopenia following vaccination with AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
3. Individuals with a history of myocarditis (12 to 17 years of age) should consult with a specialist to discuss their options for vaccination. As a precautionary measure, individuals who were diagnosed with myocarditis/pericarditis after dose 1 of Pfizer or Moderna should wait to receive their 2nd vaccine until more information is available.
4. Individuals who are actively receiving monoclonal antibody therapy or convalescent plasma therapy for the treatment or prevention of Covid 19 qualify for a time-limited medical exemption while they are actively receiving therapy.
If you do not fall into one of the categories listed above, unfortunately, we are unable to provide a Covid vaccine exemption letter.
As always, if you have any questions/concerns please book an appointment with your family physician.
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