Tag Archives: Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines providing much needed mental health boost after troublesome year

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

They’re becoming increasingly common online — people’s COVID-19 vaccine happy dances, for lack of a better term. LOVE the enthusiasm!! #StickItToCOVID #yqr https://t.co/AKiMDnwg7G — Evraz Place Live (@evrazplacelive) May 14, 2021 Be it fist-pumping through the sunroof while in line at the Regina drive-thru vaccination clinic, or dancing to …

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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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COMMENTARY: Canadians deserve more inspiring, less tepid federal messaging on vaccines, restrictions

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

Yesterday’s announcement of an accelerated shipment of 4.5 million vaccines arriving in Canada this coming week was indeed welcome news. Perhaps federal officials should have just left it at that. Getting more vaccines here more quickly will certainly help accelerate the rollout and hopefully get us on the path …

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Nova Scotia to provide COVID-19 update Friday as vaccines open for people 35+

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

Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, are set to provide an update on COVID-19 on Friday. The update is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. AT. It will be livestreamed on this page. The update was originally scheduled for 1 …

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COVID-19 vaccines: Use Ottawa schools to immunize students, board trustee says

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

A trustee with Ottawa’s largest school boards believes a potential return to the classroom at the end of the month could coincide with a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign for the city’s teenagers. After Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for those aged 12 and over last week, Ontario Premier …

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Social media campaign aims to help young Indigenous Manitobans get vaccinated

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

With Manitoba lowering the minimum age down to 18 for a COVID-19 vaccine, the province is hiring prominent social media influencers to help spread the word and increase vaccinations, particularly among young Indigenous Manitobans. Comedian Sherry McKay is one of them, and is using her own story to convince …

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U.S. schools unlikely to push for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines anytime soon

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

Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for use in children as young as 12 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week – but do not expect schools to require shots for students anytime soon given public hesitation and political hurdles. State governments for the most part …

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Ontario residents 40 and older can book COVID-19 vaccines

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 13, 2021 6:07 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — Ontarians aged 40 and older can book COVID-19 vaccine appointments across the province …

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Mixing COVID-19 vaccines appears safe — but no data on whether it works, U.K. study says

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

New preliminary data suggests that mixing Pfizer-BioNtech and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines is safe, but it’s still too soon to tell whether combining doses will provide protection against the virus. The early results from a University of Oxford study found that mixing the two vaccines may increase the frequency of …

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COVID-19: London, Ont., region pivots from AstraZeneca to Moderna vaccines

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

The Middlesex-London Health Unit‘s medical officer of health is reassuring the public that if they chose to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, they “made the right choice.” Dr. Chris Mackie’s comments come a day after the province announced it was pausing the its use due to safety- and supply-related …

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