Ontario’s online portal where people from the general population can book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment will be launched on March 15, and will start by allowing people 80 and over to register first. Retired Gen. Rick Hillier, the head of the province’s COVID-19 vaccine task force, made the announcement on...
The COVID-19 vaccine is still in short supply and trying to get a shot can lead to a short tempter, but some frustrated vaccine-seekers are finding help in online forums. Some Illinoisans are turning to Facebook after saying they found little help from public health officials and pharmacies. Deanna Pear was...
Ontario is reporting 1,058 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the provincial total to 294,144. Monday’s case count is slightly lower than Sunday’s which saw 1,087 new infections. On Saturday, 1,228 new cases were recorded and 1,150 on Friday. It is also the fifth day in a row cases are above...
Canada is poised to receive a record number of COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks to scheduled deliveries from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, as the country looks to speed up its vaccination efforts. The Public Health Agency of Canada says it expects more than 640,000 shots from the pharmaceutical giants this...
The province reported 95 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths Saturday. The majority of new infections – 59 – are in Northern Health, according to the COVID-19 bulletin. Thirty-one are in Winnipeg, three in Interlake-Eastern and two in Southern Health. Prairie Mountain Health reported no new cases Saturday. The three Manitobans...
The head of Ontario's vaccine distribution plan says a call centre and online reservation system will be up and running in the next few weeks to help coordinate appointments as the province moves to inoculate those next in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Retired general Rick Hillier, chair of...
While the COVID-19 vaccine isn't currently widely available across Illinois, Walgreens is encouraging those who are eligible to search and sign up for appointments at its more than 500 vaccination sites across the state. Currently, vaccinations in Illinois, including at Walgreens locations, are available by appointment only. More than 3.2 million...
CVS Health plans to contact Americans living in underserved communities to help them schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments amid signs that white people are getting the free vaccine at higher rates than Black Americans. The drugstore chain said Friday that it will call, email and text-message people living in what the...
Drugstore chain Walgreens, and healthcare company Aegis Sciences Corp. are extending their relationship to perform fast and accurate COVID-19 diagnostic testing as Walgreens further expands COVID-19 drive-thru testing nationwide. The drive-thru locations are part of Walgreens' collaboration with the administration, federal health agencies, as well as state and local authorities...
Saskatchewan reported 146 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, along with three more deaths and 227 recoveries. There are 172 people in hospital, 19 are in the ICU. There were 2,403 doses of COVID-19 vaccine given across the province on Thursday. The province continues to recommend against all non-essential travel. The government said...