Public health

New Brunswick encouraging residents to get flu shots, ease strain on health-care system – New Brunswick

New Brunswick encouraging residents to get flu shots, ease strain on health-care system - New Brunswick

As Canadians await a vaccine for the coronavirus, New Brunswick health officials are encouraging residents to get one vaccine that is already available and free — a flu shot. New Brunswick has invested an additional $1.5 million into the provincial vaccination program to ensure residents have access to free …

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Coronavirus: Face coverings now mandatory when indoors in public spaces in Strathcona County – Edmonton

Coronavirus: Face coverings now mandatory when indoors in public spaces in Strathcona County - Edmonton

A bylaw that temporarily requires people to wear a face covering when indoors in public spaces in Strathcona County took effect on Monday. The bylaw was approved the Strathcona County council nearly two months ago. It first took effect on Monday because the requirement was meant to be triggered …

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Coronavirus: 2 new cases reported in Northumberland County; 4 more resolved cases for health unit – Peterborough

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Two new cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Northumberland County, according to the region’s health unit on Monday. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reports there are now 45 cases of COVID-19 in Northumberland County, up from the 43 reported in its last update …

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COMMENTARY: How Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy could impact the world – National

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When the throne speech was delivered on Sept. 23, Canada had already committed over $1 billion in advance purchase agreements with five drug companies for a minimum of 154 million vaccine doses, if and when these candidate vaccines are proven effective and safe. Two days later, Canada inked another …

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New Brunswick Medical Society warns of health-care gaps after Clinic 554 closes

New Brunswick Medical Society warns of health-care gaps after Clinic 554 closes

New Brunswick’s only clinic offering abortions outside of hospitals and family care practice Clinic 554 has closed its doors to most of its patients. The New Brunswick Medical Society now says this loss will create a gap in health-care services. The clinic ended most care on Sept. 30, but …

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Nova Scotia reports no new COVID-19 cases on Saturday – Halifax

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Nova Scotia health officials are reporting no new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday. There are currently three known active cases in the province. The most recent COVID-19 case in Nova Scotia was reported on Friday and was related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The province also said …

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N.B. reports 1 new COVID-19 case, investigates risk of 12 cases in Baileyville, Maine – New Brunswick

N.B. reports 1 new COVID-19 case, investigates risk of 12 cases in Baileyville, Maine - New Brunswick

New Brunswick health officials are reporting one new travel-related case of the coronavirus on Saturday. The case is an individual in their 20s and is self-isolating in the Saint John region. Officials also say they are investigating potential risk in St. Stephen, after 12 workers at the Woodland Pulp …

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6 active cases of COVID-19 remain in New Brunswick as of Thursday – New Brunswick

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New Brunswick health officials are reporting no new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, and say six cases remain active. The province has confirmed 200 COVID-19 cases to date and has seen 192 recoveries. There have also been two deaths from the virus, both in the Campbellton region. No …

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New Brunswick reports no new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday – New Brunswick

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Health officials in New Brunswick reported no new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday. To date, the province has confirmed 200 cases of COVID-19, and six cases remain active. New Brunswick has seen 192 recoveries and two deaths from the virus. Public health says 77,042 tests for COVID-19 have …

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As other provinces look to lockdowns, P.E.I. to loosen its COVID-19 restrictions

As other provinces look to lockdowns, P.E.I. to loosen its COVID-19 restrictions

As Canada’s larger provinces look to impose restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, Prince Edward Island is moving in the opposite direction. Dr. Heather Morrison, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said Tuesday the Island will increase gathering limits and loosen other rules as of Thursday. “It …

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