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COVID-19 and food allergy

We are committed to providing you with support and services during this ever-changing time, helping you to manage your food allergy so you can focus on keeping your family safe from COVID-19.

Check out the sections below to get answers to your questions on managing food allergy at this time.

Young people bump their elbows instead of greeting with a hug - Main focus on african girl faceAdvocating during the pandemic

As the pandemic remains ongoing in 2021, we are committed to advocating for Canadians with food allergy to ensure they continue to be well informed, can make educated choices, and have a voice with Health Canada and others.

Learn how we have addressed pandemic specific issues.

COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy webinar cover slideWebinar series: COVID-19 vaccines and food allergy

Learn about the COVID-19 vaccines and the impacts to those with food allergy. Hear from a panel of experts and get credible and informative answers to your questions, while learning more about the vaccine options.

Preparing injection with covid-19 vaccineCOVID-19 vaccine updates and allergy FAQs

The CSACI notes that it is safe to proceed with vaccination for COVID-19, unless you have a pre-existing allergy to a component of the vaccine.

We will continue working with Health Canada to ensure the allergy community is represented and that you have the most up-to-date information to make informed decisions. 

Asian baby boy eating blend food on a high chairEarly introduction and COVID-19

The Canadian Paediatric Society continues to recommend introducing allergenic solids early to babies at high risk of food allergy, even during a pandemic.

Man doing grocery shopping at the supermarket and reading a food label on a box, shopping and nutrition conceptGrocery shopping during COVID-19

Reading and checking ingredient labels has become even more important as we may be purchasing groceries online or spending less time in the grocery store as we adhere to physical distancing requirements.

Check out our important tips to consider using our triple check method.

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Watch the recordings of our past virtual events for you and your children.

Get educated on when to use epinephrine, managing anxiety and bullying, and the science behind food allergy.

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We’re committed to providing you with support and services during this time. We are working hard to ensure you have what you need to manage your food allergy.

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Get tips for managing Halloween and food allergy during COVID-19.

Be sure to check public health guidance in your area on participating in Halloween activities.

Past events

Backpack prepared with school supplies and mask for the return to school.Back-to-school with food allergy during COVID-19

With the pandemic, there are some things to keep in mind as your child heads back-to-school. While schools will be continuing to implement measures to limit the spread of the virus, there are also steps that students with food allergy and their families can take. 

Check out our suggestions for students who are heading back to class.

The words Spring Break in cut out magazine letters pinned to a background of blue graph paperPrepare for a safe spring break

Even though we’re in a pandemic, there are still many ways to have fun and connect with others. Check out our resources and tips for staying safe with food allergy.

Be sure to check public health guidance in your area on participating in spring break activities.

Happy African American girl holding 'I'm thankful' sign and looking at camera during Thanksgiving meal with her parents.Food allergy and the holidays

Learn how to celebrate safely during the pandemic.

Remember to check public health guidance in your area on participating in holiday activities.

We are here for you. If you have any questions or need support, we’re still open from 8:30am-4pm EDT. You can connect with us on email at info@foodallergycanada.ca, phone at 1 866 785-5666, or on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

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