covid vaccine

Ontario expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 18 and up, starting Tuesday

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

The Ontario government says it will expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to everyone 18 and older — almost a week ahead of schedule — starting Tuesday, May 18 at 8 a.m. The acceleration for age eligibility was due to a large supply of vaccines scheduled to arrive in Canada this …

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COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to expand across Ontario to those aged 30 and older

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

TORONTO — Ontario is due to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility again this week, opening up appointments to people as young as 30 across the province. The government has yet to say which day the minimum age will drop. The province is also switching gears in how it distributes vaccines. …

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U.K. undecided over Pfizer’s offer to fast-track COVID-19 jabs for Olympians

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

LONDON (AP) — The British government is still deciding whether to accept an offer from Pfizer to fast-track Olympic and Paralympic athletes for COVID-19 vaccines. Jabs are only being given to Britons aged 38 or older — though this will be extended to those over 35 from next week …

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A look at what we know about VITT, the rare blood clotting disorder

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

A new blood-clotting syndrome seen in a small minority of COVID-19 vaccine recipients continues to draw significant attention, but experts maintain the event is exceedingly rare — and treatable, in most cases. Vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia, or VITT, has been identified in at least 18 Oxford-AstraZeneca recipients in Canada, with …

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COVID-19: Interior Health asking residents to register for vaccine shots

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

Register, register, register. That was the vaccination message Interior Health officials pushed during a media call on Friday afternoon. According to Interior Health, the region’s immunization plan began early in the year with those most at risk, but will soon include people 18 and over. Read more: Delaying 2nd …

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COVID-19: Experts say clarity, collaboration needed for ‘two-dose summer’ in Ontario

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 14, 2021 6:16 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Experts say Ontario will need to leverage clarity and collaboration to reach its goal of …

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Brazil ignored Pfizer’s offers of COVID-19 vaccine for months last year, company says

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

Pfizer repeatedly offered to sell its COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil’s Health Ministry between August and November last year, but got no answer from the government, Pfizer’s chief executive for Latin America told lawmakers on Thursday. A Senate commission is investigating whether President Jair Bolsonaro’s government mishandled the pandemic by …

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COVID-19: Nearly 50% of MLHU adults have first dose, all adults to be eligible in 2 weeks

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

Nearly half of all adults within the Middlesex-London Health Unit‘s jurisdiction have already had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and access to vaccines is set to expand significantly in the next two weeks. London Mayor Ed Holder said Thursday that there’s been “incredible uptake of vaccines …

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Getting AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was the right choice, Guelph’s public health unit says

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

The public health unit for the city of Guelph says those who received an Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine made the right choice. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health released that reassuring message in a statement on Thursday, days after the province announced it was pausing the use of the vaccine. Read more: Ontario …

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Will you need a yearly COVID-19 booster shot? Some scientists aren’t so sure

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

COVID-19 vaccine developers are making ever bolder assertions that the world will need yearly booster shots, or new vaccines to tackle concerning coronavirus variants, but some scientists question when, or whether, such shots will be needed. In interviews with Reuters, more than a dozen influential infectious disease and vaccine …

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