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Health, Indigenous, Politics

COVID-19 cases declining in Indigenous communities: minister

COVID-19 infections continue to decline in Indigenous communities across Canada even as the federal government is bracing for outbreaks of more contageous variants of concern, Indigenous Services Marc Miller said Wednesday. Speaking at a media briefing in Ottawa, Miller said »

Health, Politics, Society

Everyone who wants a vaccine will get one by end of September, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday reiterated his pledge that every Canadian who wants to get a COVID-19 vaccine will get one by the end September, just as a new poll shows growing dissatisfaction with his government’s handling of the »

Health, International

Confidence in government’s handling of vaccine plummets

As Canada faces delays in receiving vaccines from Pfizer, more Canadians feel the federal government is doing a poor job of procuring the vaccine, according to a poll by the Angus Reid Institute. Six weeks ago survey results showed that »

Health, Politics, Society

Trudeau seeks to reassure Canadians on vaccination efforts

Despite hitting a snag in Pfizer-BioTech vaccine deliveries to Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians on Tuesday that the overall vaccination strategy is still on track and that every Canadian willing to take the vaccine will be »

Health, Society

ER doctors want vaccines for front-line workers

Emergency doctors in Canada are calling for greater transparency around the prioritization and administration of COVID-19 vaccines. The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) says many of its members along with emergency room nurses and other staff and paramedics have »

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Ontario to issue proof of COVID-19 vaccination cards

Ontario, Canada’s most populous province appears to be the first province in Canada that will issue cards showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination. While the debate continues about whether a government can unilaterally impose mandatory vaccination, it may become a moot »

Health, Society

Three-in-five Canadians worry about side-effects of COVID-19 vaccine: poll

With more than two dozen COVID-19 vaccine candidates undergoing various levels of clinical trials around the world, Canadians are debating over who should get vaccinated first, whether vaccination should be mandatory, and whether the vaccine could present possible side effects. »

Health, Politics, Society

The thorny issue of mandatory vaccinations under discussion

Could this be a precursor to a COVID-19 vaccine debate? While there is no vaccine against COVID-19 in sight, there are a number of vaccines well-established against a variety of illnesses. The issue of making them mandatory has always resulted »

Health, International, Politics

Trudeau urges shared COVID-19 vaccine at global summit amid UN run

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a COVID-19 vaccine must be shared by the world in order to eradicate the disease. Trudeau delivered that message today at the virtual Global Vaccine Summit, which raised more than $11.8 billion ($8.8 billion US) »

Health

Vaccines important for pregnant women, say doctors

Diseases that were virtually gone are making a come-back and there are growing gaps between people’s perceptions and the medical reality about the safety of vaccines, says the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC).  The issue can be »