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

‘Like running a marathon’: How to reach Canadians still not vaccinated against COVID-19 – National |

When volunteers with the South Asian Health Network in the Toronto and Peel area wanted to get their community vaccinated against COVID-19, they hit the phones. “We actually did tons of cold-calling,” said Sabina Vohra-Miller, co-founder of the organization. “We cold-called businesses in the area because we knew that [they] had precarious employment and we’d … Read more

The Lambda COVID-19 variant is in Canada. How worried should we be? – National |

Another COVID-19 variant, called Lambda, has been identified in Canada – responsible for 11 cases in the country so far, according to Health Canada. While there are still many unanswered questions about this particular variety of the virus that causes COVID-19, here is what we know so far. Where did it come from? This variant … Read more

COVID-19 outbreaks in unvaccinated groups like kids under 12 very much a ‘reality’: Tam – National |

As Canada continues to hit further thresholds in vaccinating its population against COVID-19, the country’s top doctor is warning that still unvaccinated populations — especially children under the age of 12 — are at risk of another outbreak of the virus. Speaking at a press conference Thursday, Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam … Read more

Pins, stickers, T-shirts: Is there value in wearing your COVID-19 vaccine status? – National |

If you have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, you probably received a celebratory “I got my COVID-19 vaccine” sticker or posted a picture on social media marking the momentous occasion. As an increasing number of Canadians get ready for a two-dose summer, there are other ways to let people know you’re fully vaccinated – and … Read more

Fully vaccinated against COVID-19? Canada unveils new guidance on what you can, can’t do – National |

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has released updated guidance for Canadians who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The infographic was released on Friday and includes a list of dos and don’ts for Canadians who have received either one or two doses of the vaccine, as well as public health guidelines for both outdoor … Read more

Majority of COVID-19 infections, deaths now among unvaccinated people in Canada: Data – National |

A majority of Canada’s COVID-19 infections and fatalities are now occurring in people who were not vaccinated against the disease, according to newly-released data from the country’s public health agency. Data from the Public Health Agency of Canada found that, as of June 21, the country’s “breakthrough” infections in fully vaccinated people accounted for just … Read more

COVID-19 travel rules could be relaxed for ‘fully vaccinated’ Canadians: Trudeau – National |

The federal government will focus on “fully vaccinated” Canadians when the time comes to begin relaxing travel and other restrictions put in place to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday. His comments came as the government faces continued questions over whether quarantine hotels for incoming travellers are working as intended … Read more

Canada seeing ‘low rates’ of COVID-19 cases after vaccination, PHAC says – National |

As the country’s mass vaccination effort continues, data from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) shows few people are getting sick with COVID-19 after they have received their shot. In an email to Global News, PHAC said the country’s surveillance data “continues to indicate low rates of COVID-19 cases following vaccination.” The agency added, … Read more

Military head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout steps aside amid investigation – National |

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is stepping aside from his role as the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout amid a military investigation into him. Global News can confirm that the investigation is linked to a sexual misconduct allegation dating from before Fortin was a general. The Department of National Defence announced Fortin’s departure in a statement … Read more