You will need to be fully vaccinated to visit patients at the Ottawa Hospital. The hospital has announced that starting Monday, it will require proof of vaccination for visitors entering the hospital. "This is to ensure the safety of everyone in the hospital,” a statement said. The hospital says the vaccination requirement...
Federal health officials are urging Canadians not to buy or use veterinary ivermectin — a deworming treatment for animals — to prevent or treat COVID-19. The warning from Health Canada, issued Tuesday, notes “concerning reports” that people are buying this drug due to “false and misleading claims” that it can...
Ontario will spend $8.4 million over three years on a provincial police program that aims to improve responses to mental health-related calls. Solicitor General Sylvia Jones shared the details of the program on Tuesday, after the funding was announced in this year’s provincial budget. The Crisis Call Diversion Program will be...
All New Brunswickers will be able to book their COVID-19 second dose appointments tomorrow, so long as 28 days have passed since their first dose. Appointments can be made through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic. As of right now, 76.3 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have...
Quebecers aged 40 and up can now officially rebook their second dose appointments in order to get their shots sooner. But, if you’re looking to get your second shot, you may want to get a move on. While June 17 has long been the designated date for that age group, the...
Eastern Health’s COVID-19 vaccine portal crashed for a time yesterday afternoon after it was revealed that people can start bumping up their second dose appointments. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald revealed during the update that some appointment times could be booked as of yesterday but most could...
Access to vaccinations is being stepped up this week in order to meet the first dose vaccination threshold of 70 per cent of residents 12 years and older and enable Saskatchewan to reach Step 3 of the Re-opening Roadmap and the removal of public health restrictions. The Saskatchewan Health Authority...
The city of Toronto is adding more than 60,000 appointments for the next three weeks after the province expanded eligibility for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In a news release issued Thursday evening, the city said the new appointments will be available at eight of its mass immunization...
Ontario has reached a key milestone in its fight against COVID-19, having achieved its target to administer first doses to 65 per cent of Ontarians aged 18 and over ahead of schedule. Ontario is also preparing to roll out the eligibility for accelerated second dose appointments starting with individuals...
Horizon Health Network is encouraging New Brunswickers to book only one appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. It says if you have already booked a date, don’t choose another time slot and end up double booking. If you are unavailable for your appointment, ensure you cancel it. First vaccine appointments can be booked...