covid-19 vaccine rollout

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout unlikely to be slowed over Fortin’s resignation: expert

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

An expert in military affairs says the sudden departure of the military official in charge of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is unlikely to have any impact on the high-profile operation. Christian Leuprecht, a professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., says the reassignment Friday of Maj-Gen. Dany Fortin won’t …

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‘Unfair and unjust’: experts explain why some countries still don’t have COVID-19 jabs

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad’s capital, there are no debates over which COVID-19 vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. Not even for the doctors and nurses like her, who care for COVID-19 patients in Chad, one of the …

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COVID-19: Union alleges at least 2 St. Albert fire chiefs vaccinated before firefighters

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At least two St. Albert fire chiefs and/or deputy chiefs got their COVID-19 vaccine ahead of firefighters actively working in the field, according to the local union. Warren Gresik is the president of IAFF Local 2130, which represents 116 people. He said members have come forward with at least …

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Saskatchewan First Nations install cold-chain equipment for COVID-19 vaccine storage

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First Nations communities in northern Saskatchewan are working with the federal government to receive and install deep freezers, fridges and power generators for when they need to store the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority (NITHA) serves 33 communities across the province and generally its Prince Albert …

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Alberta health minister blames feds for scarce details on Phase 2 COVID-19 vaccine plan

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Alberta’s health minister is placing blame on the federal government and vaccine shortages for the lack of detail that has been released about Phase 2 of the province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, but one professor said that is not an excuse. Phase 2 of the rollout will target populations at …

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Canadians worry vaccine won’t come fast enough to stop coronavirus surge: Ipsos – National

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Most Canadians are worried Canada’s vaccine distribution will not happen soon enough to stop soaring COVID-19 case counts and deaths. An Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News found that 74 per cent of respondents are worried that the public distribution of a vaccine would be too slow to …

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‘Majority’ of Canadians should be vaccinated against coronavirus by September: Trudeau – National

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a majority of Canadians should be vaccinated against the coronavirus by next September. He cited Canada’s top doctors as he detailed the news from outside his home on Friday. “The fact that the doctors highlighted that if all goes according to plan, we should …

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As rich nations prepare for coronavirus vaccine, others could be left behind: experts – National

As rich nations prepare for coronavirus vaccine, others could be left behind: experts - National

As the race for a vaccine against the new coronavirus intensifies, rich countries are rushing to place advance orders for the inevitably limited supply to guarantee their citizens get immunized first — leaving significant questions about whether developing countries will get any vaccine before the pandemic ends. Earlier this month, …

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