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Faster vaccines alone could not have stopped third wave: deputy public health officer

Faster vaccines alone could not have stopped third wave: deputy public health officer

A total of 17 million Pfizer-BioNTech doses are expected this quarter and 2.8 million doses of the Moderna shot are to arrive throughout May
Canada negotiating contracts to secure COVID-19 booster shots for next year: Anand

Canada negotiating contracts to secure COVID-19 booster shots for next year: Anand

'We are actively planning for 2022,' Anita Anand said in a recent interview with The Canadian Press
Ontario sees vaccine supply issues, Ottawa keeps AstraZeneca on the market

Ontario sees vaccine supply issues, Ottawa keeps AstraZeneca on the market

Some immunization clinics in Ontario were forced to close their doors or cancel appointments due to what Premier Doug Ford said was a thrice-delayed shipment of the Moderna shot
Canada receives report of blood clot linked to AstraZeneca

Canada receives report of blood clot linked to AstraZeneca

A Quebec woman is the first in Canada to develop a blood clot after being vaccinated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
How J&J and AstraZeneca differ from the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna

How J&J and AstraZeneca differ from the mRNA vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna

Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine has hit a stumbling block in the United States
Most Canadians plan to get COVID-19 vaccine, but safety fears drive hesitancy: poll

Most Canadians plan to get COVID-19 vaccine, but safety fears drive hesitancy: poll

At least eight in 10 people surveyed last weekend by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies said they absolutely intend to roll up their sleeve for a vaccine
N.L. health authority investigates possible community COVID-19 spread, urges testing

N.L. health authority investigates possible community COVID-19 spread, urges testing

The health agency issued a news release Sunday urging residents of Corner Brook and the Bay of Islands area to get tested even if they don't have symptoms
For Canadian Muslims, second pandemic Ramadan is a time of hope and sadness

For Canadian Muslims, second pandemic Ramadan is a time of hope and sadness

Ramadan is normally a time for self-improvement, for getting together with others to pray and for a 'joyous sharing' of meals
Canada set to receive 1M Pfizer-BioNTech doses, Moderna playing catch-up

Canada set to receive 1M Pfizer-BioNTech doses, Moderna playing catch-up

The Public Health Agency is not expecting any shots of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine this week
Montreal businesses clean up after anti-curfew protest turns violent

Montreal businesses clean up after anti-curfew protest turns violent

A police spokeswoman said seven arrests were made
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