Facing onset of 4th wave of COVID-19 infections, Quebec to implement vaccine passport system

Quebec will implement a vaccine passport system in the coming weeks, Premier François Legault announced today.Details of the system will be released soon, Legault said. But he said the rising case numbers in Quebec and the prospect of more hospitalizations and deaths have made...

Quebec ERs ‘on the verge of a breakdown’ and need help, emergency doctor says

A growing number of emergency rooms in Quebec are struggling to care for patients as hospitals deal with severe staffing shortages caused by nurses fed up with pandemic working conditions.Across the province, several ERs have been forced to curtail their...

Quebec may use vaccine passports this fall to shut out those not fully vaccinated from bars, gyms, festivals

Quebec may start using digital vaccination passports to bar people who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 from certain non-essential services as early as September, the province's health minister announced on Thursday. If the epidemiological situation deteriorates and a fourth wave hits...

The barriers, both physical and social, I face as a parent living with a disability

This First Person article is the experience of Marjorie Aunos, a psychologist in Montreal. For more information about CBC's First Person stories, please see the FAQ.I dreamt of being a mom for years. When I would close my eyes, thinking of...

Quebecers can get 2nd AstraZeneca dose 8 weeks after 1st shot, health minister says

Quebecers who have received a shot of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine will be able to get a second dose sooner than expected — eight weeks after the first one.As an example, Health Minister Christian Dubé said anyone who received their first dose prior to...

Quebec’s reopening plan brings much-needed hope — and yes, some risks

Premier François Legault was visibly upbeat on Tuesday — more than he has been in a while — as he laid out a timeline for the province's reopening.And why wouldn't he be? After imposing a curfew on much of the province since...

COVID vaccine made by Canada’s Medicago shows promising results in Phase 2 clinical trial

Canada's first homegrown vaccine for COVID-19 is showing promising antibody results in hundreds of participants in a Phase 2 trial and could be ready for a final authorization request this summer, the drugmaker says.Nathalie Landry, the executive vice-president for scientific...