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Bookings to close soon for AstraZeneca vaccine in Alberta as supplies dwindle

Bookings to close soon for AstraZeneca vaccine in Alberta as supplies dwindle

The province's health delivery agency issued a statement Saturday that it was nearing the maximum number of bookings it could schedule for the current supply of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
Women, immigrants bearing the brunt of economic toll from pandemic: Report

Women, immigrants bearing the brunt of economic toll from pandemic: Report

Almost 100,000 women aged 20 and up have exited the labour market entirely, compared with fewer than 10,000 men, says a report co-authored by Desjardins and RBC.
No sign Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine causes blood clots: Canadian health authorities

No sign Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine causes blood clots: Canadian health authorities

At least nine European countries hit pause on their use of AstraZeneca's doses – some entirely, and others only on specific batches – pending further investigation of blood clots, though none suggested there is a link between the clots and getting the vaccine.
'We will remember them': Canada marks national day of observance for COVID-19 victims

'We will remember them': Canada marks national day of observance for COVID-19 victims

March 11 is now a national day of remembrance because it is the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a pandemic.
Legal challenge launched against Canada's federally mandated quarantine hotel policy

Legal challenge launched against Canada's federally mandated quarantine hotel policy

"The biggest issue is that we have a fundamental right to enter Canada and this is a limit on that right and it's not a justified limit," said Christine Van Geyn, litigation director for the Canadian Constitution Foundation.
Trudeau says J&J vaccine faces production challenges

Trudeau says J&J vaccine faces production challenges

Canada pre-ordered 10 million doses of the vaccine, which is the first and only one in Canada's vaccine plan that needs only one dose.
Canada set to receive more than 910,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week

Canada set to receive more than 910,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week

The influx of new shots comes as the federal government looks for vaccine-makers to finalize delivery of a total of eight million doses by March 31.
What you need to know about Johnson & Johnson's approved single-dose vaccine

What you need to know about Johnson & Johnson's approved single-dose vaccine

The vaccine had a 72 per cent efficacy in preventing COVID infections after 28 days in the company's U.S. trials. The efficacy dropped to 66 per cent when averaging in results from other global trials.
Health Canada approves Johnson and Johnson vaccine against COVID-19

Health Canada approves Johnson and Johnson vaccine against COVID-19

Canada has pre-purchased 10 million doses, with options to buy another 28 million. It's not expected that any will flow to Canada until at least April.
National panel advises against using Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine on seniors

National panel advises against using Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine on seniors

Similar advice initially issued in Europe began to be revisited Monday, with France overturning its earlier decision against using it on seniors, and Germany in the midst of reconsidering it.