As we head into the Fall season, we want to give you an update on COVID safety protocols at TRIO, as well as any new information and recommendations about vaccination for people who are trying to become pregnant.
First of all, we want to remind you that your team at TRIO is dedicated to ensuring your fertility treatments are delivered in the safest way possible. We believe it is our obligation to protect you, our patients and your families, as well as our staff and all of their family members. To that end, we want to let you know that as of September 14, 2021, TRIO will have a mandatory vaccination policy in place for all our staff. This means that in order to work at TRIO, all staff must be vaccinated.
Additionally, for an added layer of safety and security and to ensure we are able to provide the best and safest fertility care, we are maintaining all of our safety protocols that are currently in place, including rapid onsite testing, strict screening, PPE use and more. Click here for a full list of screening and safety measures. Please note, we have a new update about travel and treatment: There are no longer restrictions on travellers arriving in Toronto by airplane from any Canadian destination and coming to TRIO for treatment. Travellers returning to Canada after international travel must follow ArriveCanada guidelines and have a negative covid PCR within 72 hours of entry into Canada. All TRIO patients undergoing a treatment cycle (including those who have travelled by plane from any destination) require mandatory rapid testing on-site at TRIO.
As of September, the rollout of vaccines across Ontario has been embraced by the majority of people, with 73% of people receiving at least one dose and 67% of people being fully vaccinated. TRIO supports and highly recommends vaccination to our patients. Ongoing data collection globally is demonstrating that covid-19 infection during pregnancy is more severe and could have a detrimental impact on the baby while the vaccine has been shown to have no impact on fertility, pregnancy loss and can be protective for the baby as well.
Here are some helpful links about the vaccine and pregnancy:
Unfortunately, COVID continues to present as a serious health risk to all and with the onset of variants, we need to continue to get ourselves and loved ones vaccinated, and continue to be cautious. This means we should all respect social distancing, wear masks in public settings, avoid large social gatherings and at all times, adhere to regional guidelines.
As always, your TRIO team is here with you to answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.