Calling it a “big step forward” in the province’s vaccine rollout program, the UCP government says front line health care workers and associated staff are now eligible to get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. According to Premier Jason Kenney, that opens the door for close to 250,000 people to...
A big expansion is on the way for Halton’s vaccine program. Starting April 16, essential workers who can’t do their jobs from home — including teachers and those working in food manufacturing and distribution — can book an appointment to be vaccinated through one of Halton Public Health’s clinics. Others who...
Nova Scotians who are between the ages of 65 and 69 are now eligible to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. "Given the number of people in this age group, it's likely we won't be able to drop down an age cohort in the next few weeks," explained Premier...
Alzheimer’s disease is known for its slow attack on neurons crucial to memory and cognition. But why are these particular neurons in aging brains so susceptible to the disease’s ravages, while others remain resilient? In a new study published April 8 in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia, The Journal...
Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has outlined next steps in Prince Edward Island’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout. “Thank you to all Islanders who have already been vaccinated and to the many others who have booked appointments. The response from Islanders who are keen to be immunized has been very...
Peel Region residents aged 50 and over can start booking their COVID-19 vaccine appointments this week. Starting on Friday, Peel residents born in 1971 and earlier can start booking their vaccinations at participating hospitals, community sites and mass immunization clinics. Dr. Lawrence Loh, Peel’s chief medical officer of health, made the...
Nova Scotia has released its estimates of when each age group will get a COVID-19 vaccine, and if vaccine deliveries arrive as scheduled, the province says it is on track to offer first doses to those 16 and up by early- to mid-June. A graph from the Department of Health...
Public health officials announced 25 new COVID-19 variant cases in Manitoba on Wednesday. Of those, 22 are the B.1.1.7 variant – 21 in Winnipeg and one in the Prairie Mountain Health Region. Three cases have been uncategorized – two in Winnipeg and one in the Interlake-Eastern Health Region. There have been...
Authorities were ready to start inoculating Montrealers over the age of 55 last week against COVID-19, but were not given the permission by the government to do so as the rest of the province was behind in the vaccine schedule and needed to catch up, the Montreal Gazette has...
Pre-registration for select eligible groups as per the province’s Phase 1 roll out plan is now open on the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit’s (SMDHU) website. Eligible groups who can pre-register include highest, very high and high priority frontline health care workers in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s Guidance...