Canada: Toronto changes hours for COVID-19 vaccine at clinics in summer
Toronto/IBNS: A notification reportedly posted to social media by Toronto public health said it will be changing hours at the city-run immunization clinics during the summer.
TPH partners with Toronto Blue Jays in hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics
Toronto/IBNS: As part of its efforts to help the residents access all COVID-19 vaccine doses, Toronto Public Health (TPH) is partnering up with the Toronto Blue Jays to host a vaccination clinic at the venue of the team's game against the New York Yankees on Saturday.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau unveils COVID-19 vaccine policy for all public servants, would-be travellers
Toronto/IBNS: The government of Canada's mandatory vaccine policy was unveiled during a press conference on Oct 6 by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau requiring all public servants to either get their shots by month's end or be forced into an unpaid leave of absence.
Canada border restrictions lifted for those fully inoculated by Canadian approved vaccines
Ottawa/IBNS: Canadians and permanent residents who have been fully vaccinated by doses of a COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada are now able to forgo the 14-day quarantine, a requirement that has been in place since March of last year.
Canadians not allowed to travel to US for sole purpose of being vaccinated, says CBP
Ottawa/IBNS: The United States (U.S.) Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) on Wednesday said it would deny entry to all Canadians attempting to drive across the American border solely for a COVID-19 vaccination, even with a doctor's referral.
Efficacy rates of vaccines should not be the criteria for Canadians to delay vaccination: Experts
Ottawa/IBNS: Canadians have been advised to get vaccinated with whichever COVID-19 vaccine being offered irrespective of the efficacy rates to prevent the lengthening of time it takes to get the pandemic under control, said Dr. Peter Liu, scientific director of Ontario's COVID-19 Science Advisory Table on Tuesday.
Ontario promises to get all nursing home residents, staff in hot zones vaccinated by Jan 21
Ontario/IBNS: As the Ontario government faces pressure to speed up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the province has promised to get all nursing home residents, staff, and essential caregivers in hot zones vaccinated by Jan 21, media reports said.
Canada would complete Covid-19 vaccination for all by Sept 2021, says CPHA
Canada/IBNS: The Public Health Agency of Canada (CPHA) has said that there should be enough COVID-19 doses for vaccinating every Canadian who wants to be inoculated by the end of Sep 2021.
Eight EU countries agree on start date of COVID-19 vaccination: Italian Health Ministry
Rome/Sputnik: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland have agreed on a start date of a COVID-19 vaccination campaign, the Italian Health Ministry said on Tuesday.