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Vaccines, Ford in the eye of the storm

TORONTO – All against Ford. Ontario Science Advisory Table, Canadian Medical Association, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, Ontario Hospital Association, doctors and scientists from all over the province, contacted by Premier Ford, had said they were in favor of the vaccination obligation for health workers. And now they do not hide their disappointment and bitterness for the opposite decision taken by Ford. “It’s not supported by science,” they said in unison.  (more…)

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Covid: booster for vulnerable people but Ford won’t mandate vaccines for health-care workers

TORONTO – The long wait is over. The Ontario government has decided that due to concerns about staff shortages in hospitals, it will not make vaccination mandatory for health-care workers. This was announced today by Prime Minister Ford himself, sparking endless controversy: both the Ontario Science Table and doctors and experts in the field had asked to make the vaccine mandatory for health workers. “The issue is complex. After reviewing the situation our government decided to maintain its flexible approach by leaving the decision to individual hospitals,” he said.  (more…)

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School, Minister Elliott: “Our weapon is vaccines”

TORONTO – Hope, to eradicate Covid-19 among children, is placed in the vaccine. This was reiterated today – just a day after Pfizer formally asked Health Canada to approve its vaccine for use in children between the ages of five and 11 – by Health Minister Christine Elliott. As soon as the green light arrives, Elliott said clearly, we will be “ready to go”: “We are actively working with public health units to draw up a plan for the administration of the vaccine, we will be ready – as soon as it is approved by Health Canada – to distribute it and make it available to children throughout the province – said the minister – I know that parents are worried but they do not have to be because we will be ready, we are actively working on this and are in the process of finalizing the plan right now.”  (more…)

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Mandatory vaccines at the TDSB, the catholic school board is silent

TORONTO – Toronto’s public school superintendent tightens up Covid-19 vaccination rules. The Catholic one, on the other hand, at the moment makes a silent scene while the first day of school is approaching by giant strides. The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) voted unanimously to introduce vaccination duty for staff, trustees and visitors. To make the announcement yesterday was the school board: “the school trustees during the meeting Wednesday evening decided to make the anti-Covid-19 vaccination mandatory”. And considering that there are only eleven days left before the reopening of schools and that the TDSB intends to implement the procedure before the children return to class, there is no time to lose. (more…)

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City Hall and TTC: mandatory vaccines by 30 October

TORONTO – City of Toronto’s hard punch: all of its employees and all TTC workers must be fully vaccinated by October 30. Mayor John Tory (in the pic) announced it today: “The situation, with the delta variant extremely infectious, continues to have to be taken seriously. There’s just too much at stake not to take it as seriously as possible,” he said. (more…)

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Reopenings suspended, vaccines for risk categories

TORONTO – Another step backwards and new directives for vaccines. After last week hinted that Ontario in ten days at most would reach such a level of vaccinations that it would allow it to loosen all remaining restrictions, today the Chief Medical Officer of Health Kieran Moore (in the pic, credit: Twitter, AwesomeKingston), said that at the moment this project is suspended.  (more…)

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Ontario Medical Association and Coalition for Kids call for mandatory vaccines for anyone working in a school

TORONTO – With the return to school approaching by great strides, the pressure on the Ontario government to make vaccination of teachers and non-teaching staff mandatory increases. Raising the voice is the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) with a statement signed by the president, Dr. Adam Kassam: “Schools should be safe places for everyone. That’s why we’re asking for vaccination for teachers and those who work in schools in addition to the mandatory use of masks inside and other measures when schools reopen in September,” Kassam said. (more…)

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Canada, 22 million unused vaccines

TORONTO – From the desperate search for vaccines against Covid-19 to having millions of them in freezers throughout the country. Canada, it would seem, does not like half measures. Data on deliveries, distribution and injections of vaccines provided by Health Canada and the provinces show that nearly 22 million doses have been delivered to Canada but not yet used. This includes a national “reserve” of nearly 10 million doses and over 11.7 million doses provided to provincial and territorial governments that have yet to be administered.  (more…)

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Mix of vaccines, problem for traveling abroad

TORONTO – One dose of one vaccine, one of another: when in the absence of available alternatives at the time of recall, injections of different vaccines were offered, many people accepted. After all, the scientific community tried to reassure everyone, the benefits would have been the same. Then, slowly, the effectiveness of a mixed vaccination regimen was questioned. Or at least doubts have arisen for lack of an experimental basis on which to base the decision. And many countries in the world have decided not to authorize, for example, vaccines such as AstraZeneca, called into question for the risk of developing thrombotic events such as heart attacks and pulmonary embolisms. (more…)

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Canada donates almost 18 million vaccines to the poorest countries

Canada is donating 17.7 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to help immunize people in low- and middle-income countries. This was announced by the Minister for International Development Karina Gould and the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand: the doses, they said, are part of the federal government’s advance purchase agreement with the company and will be distributed through COVAX. (more…)

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Debate in Canada to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario health-care workers

TORONTO – Even in Canada, which is clearly lagging behind European countries, is igniting the debate on the possibility of imposing the vaccination obligation on health personnel. In the Old Continent, italy was also the forerunner this time: last April 1, the government led by Mario Draghi launched a measure that extended the vaccination obligation for doctors, nurses, health assistants, workers of long-term care homes (RSA) and pharmacists. (more…)

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Canada, coming this week 3.8 million vaccines

By the end of this week, Canada should have enough vaccines to inoculate with both doses three-quarters of all Canadians over the age of 12. Brigadier General Krista Brodie, a military commander who manages national vaccine delivery logistics for the Public Health Agency of Canada, said that Pfizer-BioNTech will send more than 2.4 million doses and Modern about 1.4 million. (more…)

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Canada and Spain, concerned about migration and lack of vaccines

The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the President of Spain, Pedro Sánchez (in the pic from the NATO website, with secretary general Jens Stoltenberg), met in the NATO Summit this Monday, June 14. They discussed the economic and social relations between the two nations, as well as forced migration and the importance of an international policy for the distribution of vaccines for the less favored countries. (more…)

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Second dose, booking chaos Millions of vaccines arrive in Canada

Article by Francesco Veronesi — Translation and Video CNMNG Staff

Booking a second dose, chaos in Ontario.
Yesterday, starting at 8 a.m., all residents of the hotspots identified by the provincial government – Toronto, Peel, Halton, Porcupine, Waterloo, York and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph – had the opportunity to access the portal to book an appointment for booster injection of the Covid vaccine. (more…)

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Teens get vaccines in Canadian provinces

Toronto, May 25: As Canada reported partially immunizing 50 percent of residents against COVID-19, more provinces stepped up efforts to add younger age groups to be vaccinated. These provinces have already expanded vaccine eligibility to those 12 and over, including Newfoundland and Labrador, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta. Even though, nationally, new COVID-19 cases continued to trend below the third-wave peaks reported in mid-April, although case counts remained high in several provinces. (more…)

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Pressing on vaccines, over 37 million doses by June

TORONTO – Progress in the immunization campaign against Covid-19. While vaccination continues non-stop in Ontario and other provinces, at the federal level the Ministry of Health has confirmed the exponential growth in vaccine supplies for this May and June. According to Health Canada data, more than 37 million doses are expected to arrive in Canada between May and June, a quantity that will allow individual provinces and territories to comply with the roadmap established in recent months. (more…)

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In Ontario come June, vaccines also for young people aged 12 to 17

TORONTO – By the end of June, the vaccination campaign in Ontario will also be extended to young people, from 12 to 17 years of age. Ontario’s Minister of Health, Christine Elliott, however, was keen to clarify that the vaccine against Covid-19 will not be mandatory for this age range. (more…)

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Turning point in vaccines administration, no more age limits

Breakthrough in the administration of vaccines: all people over the age of 18 will be able to book an appointment to be immunized against Covid-19 by May 24th through the portal of the province. Health Minister Christine Elliott announced it at a conference yesterday.

News that has been long-awaited and that has come unexpectedly. The eligible age for using the provincial reservation system will drop to 55+ tomorrow, 50+ in the week of May 3, 40+ in the week of May 10, 30+ by the week of May 17 to 18 years old by the week of May 24. “Starting next week, Ontario residents will begin to receive a higher supply of vaccines from the federal government. (more…)

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The Pope’s warning worldwide:
“Stop conflicts and wars,
let’s think about vaccines and the poor”

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian VATICAN CITY – Stop conflicts, stop wars: let’s think of the poorest and overcome the delays in the distribution of anti-Covid vaccines. This, in a nutshell, is the message of Pope Francis broadcast worldwide from St. Peter’s Basilica on the occasion of Easter. (more…)

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Children’s vaccines, Lecce pressing on Ottawa

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Minister Stephen Lecce is pressing the federal government to plan ahead for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines for children and young people. When their turn comes, we must not be unprepared. (more…)

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Here come the vaccines: now begins the real logistical challenge for Canada

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – So far, the mass immunization campaign in Canada and Ontario has been slow, compared to many other countries. (more…)

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Vaccination capacity exists, but where are the vaccines?

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Ontario’s Covid-19 Vaccination Online booking portal went live at 8am for residents aged 80+ to book their vaccine appointment. At a press briefing on March 14, Premier Ford reiterated that only people born in 1941 or earlier will be permitted to reserve their appointment.

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Vaccines the key to find the new normality

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – The progress of the vaccination campaign will be decisive for the breakthrough in the fight against Covid-19. Canadians’ initial skepticism of vaccines developed in such a short time is gradually waning, replaced by growing optimism fueled by news coming from abroad. In Israel, the country that has conducted the most aggressive immunization campaign, people are slowly regaining small portions of normality that they had had to renounce since the beginning of the pandemic: in many areas of the country restaurants, cafes, schools, cultural events, tourist attractions, have resumed functioning exactly as in the pre-pandemic phase. In Israel almost 5 million people received the first dose, 3 million and 800 thousand also the recall: more than 40% of the population is “protected” from Covid. And the results can be seen: the positivity rate has fallen to 4.3% compared to 10% in January. (more…)

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Public attitudes towards Covid-19 vaccines around the world

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Given the importance of achieving high vaccine coverage to mitigate the impacts of Covid-19, the effectiveness to do so will depend on the number of people willing to get vaccinated. So far, the numbers do not seem overwhelming.

People’s attitudes towards vaccines vary based on a number of factors including their concerns, their values and their lifestyles. GWI (GlobalWebIndex), a company providing market research and insight to agencies around the world, collected research data from various countries to gauge public perception towards the Covid-19 vaccine. (more…)

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Vaccines, the government ready to change gears

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – The federal government is poised to change gears on the vaccine front. The confirmation came yesterday from Justin Trudeau during a press conference in which the prime minister did not hide a cautious optimism about the latest developments in the vaccination campaign that is about to come to life in Canada. The first factor to consider – underlined by the Liberal leader – is the approval of the third vaccine in Canada, that of AstraZeneca, which has a significant acceleration in the roadmap drawn up by the government in recent months. Yesterday – added Trudeau – the first supply of the vaccine arrived in our country with about half a million doses, which will be immediately distributed to the province and territories. “In addition to this,” he continued, “we are waiting to have a response from Health Canada on another vaccine, the one produced by Johnson and Johnson.” The latter, which in the United States has been able to give the green light by the regulator, could represent the turning point in this problematic immunization campaign against Covid-19, as a difference of all the other approved vaccines in Canada – Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca – to be effective needs a single dose and does not require recall injection. (more…)

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