Groups representing doctors, nurses call for mandatory vaccination of health-care workers

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) are jointly calling for COVID-19 vaccinations to be made mandatory for health-care workers.The two organizations today joined a growing number of calls to make vaccines a mandatory condition of employment...

Canada has enough vaccine doses for all eligible Canadians, PM says

Canada has enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to fully vaccinate everyone eligible in the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a Moncton, N.B., vaccine clinic this morning.The arrival of five million doses this week will bring the total to over 66 million — enough for all 33.2 million...

Ontario asks Ottawa to work with WHO on ensuring mixed vaccines recognized abroad

Ontario has asked the federal government to ensure Canadians who received mixed COVID-19 vaccines will be cleared for international travel as border measures lift.Health Minister Christine Elliott and Solicitor General Sylvia Jones wrote to Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Dominic LeBlanc and...

Meet the unvaccinated: Why some Canadians still haven’t had the shot

Canada's vaccine campaign has been crushing it lately, with an impressive 80 per cent of eligible Canadians having had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.That statistic distracts from a troubling fact, however: more than six million Canadians still haven't had...

Fully vaccinated tourists will soon be able to visit Canada again

The federal government announced today it plans to let fully vaccinated tourists visit Canada again soon.Ottawa now says that — starting Aug. 9 at 12:01 a.m. ET. — fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents living in that country will...

Canada needs to jump-start a stalled first-dose campaign to avoid a fourth wave, experts say

Canada has gone from a vaccine laggard to a world leader in COVID-19 immunizations in just a few months' time — thanks to an ambitious vaccination campaign that has so far blunted the spread of the much more virulent delta variant.More...

Fully vaccinated Americans could be allowed into Canada by mid-August, Trudeau says

Canada is getting ready to welcome the world again, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quietly indicated late Thursday as his office disclosed a target of mid-August for when the border might reopen for fully vaccinated Americans.And if the current vaccination rate...

Canada to donate almost 18 million surplus AstraZeneca doses to low- and middle-income countries

Canada is donating 17.7 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to help inoculate people in low- and middle-income countries, federal ministers announced Monday.International Development Minister Karina Gould and Procurement Minister Anita Anand said the doses are a part of the federal government's advance...

Canada’s pandemic warning system was understaffed and unready when COVID hit, review finds

An important position at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) was vacant and the country's pandemic early warning system was understaffed when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, an independent panel has found.The final report on what went wrong at that key moment...

Tam talking to provinces, territories about protecting kids too young to be vaccinated

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam said today her team is having "focused discussions" with the provinces on how to limit the risk of COVID-19 spreading among children who can't receive a vaccine yet.While much of the adult population...
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