Moderna COVID-19 vaccine gets Health Canada approval for kids 12+ – National |

As the Delta variant rages through unvaccinated populations in Canada ahead of the back-to-school season, children aged 12 and up will now be able to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Health Canada authorized the use of the highly effective mRNA vaccine for Canadian children between the ages of 12 and 17 on Friday morning. The … Read more

COVID-19: Vaccine passport opponents plan to protest outside 3 B.C. hospitals |

Opponents of B.C.’s incoming “vaccine passport” system are planning to stage protests outside of a trio of the province’s hospitals. While polls show widespread public support for the measure B.C.’s newly-announced proof of vaccination program, the plan is facing opposition from a small but increasingly vocal group. Just days after British Columbia said residents will … Read more

FDA warns Americans to stop taking horse dewormer for COVID-19: ‘You are not a horse’ – National |

The United States’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement on Saturday warning citizens to stop taking a horse deworming drug as defence against COVID-19, following reports of people being admitted to hospital after taking it. The FDA even posted the message to social media in an effort to get the word out: “You … Read more

COVID-19 vaccines now mandatory for all B.C. long-term and assisted living staff |

B.C. health officials announced new orders Thursday that everyone who works in long-term care and assisted living facilities in the province must be vaccinated against COVID-19. “We think this additional step to the steps we took earlier on… that this additional step will add to the safety of all of those living in long-term care,” … Read more

Number of active COVID-19 cases in Alberta surpasses 1,500 as new infections rise |

One day after Alberta announced people with COVID-19 soon won’t be required to stay away from others when they are ill, the province’s active number of COVD-19 cases surpassed the 1,500-mark. On Thursday, Alberta Health announced it has identified 233 new coronavirus cases in the province over the past 24 hours while completing 7,857 COVID-19 … Read more

90% of Canada’s COVID-19 cases are among unvaccinated, feds say – National |

Almost 90 per cent of reported COVID-19 cases across Canada are among those who are unvaccinated, a new national public health report shows. “Since the start of the vaccination campaign on December 14, 2020, the majority (89.8 per cent) of cases being reported to PHAC were among those who were unvaccinated,” the country’s latest epidemiology … Read more

Canadian travellers frustrated as U.S. cruise lines won’t recognize mixing-and-matching COVID-19 vaccines |

Some Canadians are frustrated after cruise lines in the United States issued policies stating they do not recognize mixing-and-matching of COVID-19 vaccines as being fully vaccinated. Thousands of Canadians heeded the call to mix-and-match their doses as the country faced vaccine supply issues. That call was bolstered when the National Advisory Committee on Immunization not … Read more

‘Learn to live with it’: COVID-19 can’t be eradicated like smallpox, experts warn – National |

As COVID-19 restrictions start slowly lifting across the world, some countries are telling people they need to learn to live with the virus — as it’s not going anywhere. That’s because unlike viruses like polio or measles (that have been largely been wiped out in rich countries), the coronavirus has different characteristics, making it difficult … Read more

Over 50% of eligible Canadians now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as cases fall – National |

More than half of all Canadians who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine have now been fully inoculated with both required doses, according to nationwide data. As of Monday evening, the COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker shows 50.4 per cent of Canadians aged 12 and over — more than 16,751,000 people — have received two doses. That’s … Read more

Saskatchewan lifts all remaining COVID-19 public health restrictions |

After more than a year of public health orders, all remaining COVID-19 public health restrictions were lifted in Saskatchewan on Sunday at 12:01 a.m. Provincial health officials announced three weeks ago that the restrictions would be removed on Sunday after nearly 70 per cent of residents 12 and older were vaccinated with at least one … Read more