COVID-19 vaccines and Aviation Medical Certificate holders

COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved by Health Canada (Moderna Spikevax*, Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty*, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria*, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)), are considered compatible with Transport Canada aviation Medical Certification.

Transport Canada (TC) Civil Aviation Medicine (CAM), does not impose grounding periods for aviators who wish to take vaccines approved by Health Canada.

Aviators should review the Aeronautical Information Manual for more information on vaccinations.

Aviators should check this page for updates.

*On September 16, 2021, Health Canada authorized brand name changes for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. There are no changes to the vaccines themselves.

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