Vaccination. It’s our Best Defence.

Vaccination is our best defence against the spread of COVID-19. Do your part to keep you, your loved ones and your community safe. Get boosted.

GET BOOSTED

Being vaccinated is the most important thing each of us can do in the fight against COVID-19. This means getting a third dose or ‘booster shot’ of the vaccine to increase your protection against Omicron and help protect against spread of the virus to your loved ones and in your community.

It’s critically important that everyone get a vaccine booster shot, if medically able, as soon as it’s available to you.

Do your part. Get boosted.

Get Vaccinated

For information about B.C.’s Immunization Plan, including how to register and book your vaccine, please visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/plan

For information about Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccine program, please click here.

For information about Ontario’s vaccination program, please click here.

COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Updated: January 13, 2022
Teck’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joshua Tepper explains how boosters work and why they’re so important in the fight against COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Your Questions Answered

Updated: June 9, 2021

Getting vaccinated is a critical part of progressing to a post-pandemic world and getting back to doing what we love to do. 

To help get us there faster, everyone across Teck is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as you can – if medically able – to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community. 

The continuing deployment of COVID-19 vaccines around the world has generated a number of new questions from employees. Below are some of the most common questions about the vaccines, with responses from Dr. Joshua Tepper, Teck’s Medical Director

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES–OUR BEST DEFENCE

The following preventative measures at Teck are our best defence against COVID-19. Please follow them at all times.
 

Mask and Respirator Use:
  • Employees are required to wear a three-layered surgical mask at minimum in elevators and when in the hallways, washroom facilities and other shared spaces.
  • Employees must also wear surgical masks if other individuals are present. Where people are not in shared spaces and working alone, masks may be removed.
  • Use of a N95/C95/KN95 respirator may be required at specific operations, as directed by site leadership. A clean-shaven interference-free seal is recommended when using an N95/C95/KN95 respirator.
  • Omicron’s high transmission rate is thought to be due in part to increased aerosol spread. As such, a well-fitted N95/C95/KN95 respirator with an interference-free seal can provide additional protection.
  • Surgical masks or respirators are required while travelling via Teck-provided transportation.
  • Exception to mask or respirator wearing is limited to those who are medically exempt.
  • Please see these mask-wearing guidelines for tips to ensure effective mask use. 
The above does not apply to anyone required to use a regular half-face respirator in their work area or to other non-COVID-related workplace exposures where an N95/C95/KN95 is required.  
 
Staying home if sick:
  • If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you must not attend any Teck operations or offices. Contact your local public health authority and get tested for COVID-19 if directed. Following any required period of isolation, you may resume normal activities if symptoms have improved and fever has resolved for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen).
  • If you develop symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while at a Teck site, or screen positive at a Teck rapid antigen screening clinic, please inform your supervisor and go home or to your local accommodation immediately.
On-site rapid screening:
  • Employees are strongly encouraged to take part in the on-site rapid screening programs offered by Teck. Regular screening is highly recommended (i.e., the first and third day of a four-day shift; Monday, Wednesday and Friday if working five days a week).
  • For more information, go to www.teck.com/screening.
Full Vaccination:
  • Everyone is strongly encouraged to get fully vaccinated, if medically able. For those working in Teck’s corporate offices, full vaccination was mandatory as of November 15, 2021.
  • Those who have already had two doses of vaccine are strongly encouraged to get their third dose (known as a ‘booster shot’) as soon as it’s available to you in your jurisdiction.
  • A third dose protects against infection and illness from COVID-19, including the Omicron variant.
Self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19
 
Teck employees and contractors are asked to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 at all times. Please see below for list of COVID-19 symptoms. 
 
If you experience any symptoms, self-isolate, contact your local public health authority (call 811) and get tested for COVID-19 if directed. Do not go to work. Please also inform your supervisor, including your testing status, and complete contact tracing. 
 
If you’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, self-isolate and contact your local public health authority (call 811). Do not go to work and inform your supervisor. 

 

COVID-19 Symptoms

The symptoms for COVID-19 include:

Primary

Secondary

  • fever
  • chills
  • persistent dry cough
  • muscle aches
  • shortness of breath
  • fatigue
  • sore throat
  • headaches
  • nausea & vomiting
  • running nose
  • diarrhea
  • nasal congestion
  • loss of sense of smell or taste
  • loss of appetite


Additional information about symptoms can be found at www.who.int 

Internal Protocols and Resources

These materials are available to provide insight into how we are responding to COVID-19, and as a resource for other organizations.

Before Coming to Work

Download Take 5 to Limit the Spread - Canadian Sites and Offices 

Download Take 5 to Limit the Spread - International Sites and Offices

Responding on Site

Download  COVID Response Protocols

Download Teck Contact Tracing Form

Download Protocol for the Allocation, Use and Reuse of N95, KN95 or Similar Respirators

Download COVID-19 Infrared No Touch Thermometer Use Protocol

Hosting Visitors

All visitors to Teck sites – including Teck visitors – are required to complete a self-declaration form.

Download COVID-19 Protocols for Hosting Visitors

Download COVID-19: Mandatory Declaration for Visitors 

 

Support Programs

Canada

Download Employee and Family Assistance Program information

Access Mental Health Navigator (Best Doctors®) information

U.S.
Download Employee and Family Assistance Program information

Stopping the Spread. It Starts with Me

Download and share - Courageous Safety Leadership “Stopping the Spread. It Starts with Me” employee prevention promotion campaign slides