Israel to offer COVID-19 booster vaccine shot to citizens over 60

Israel's prime minister on Thursday announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated.The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel, which launched one of the world's most successful vaccination drives early...

U.S. CDC calls for masks in areas of high COVID-19 transmission, even for fully vaccinated

Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should go back to wearing masks in indoor public places in regions where the coronavirus and especially the delta variant are spreading rapidly, U.S. health authorities said on Tuesday.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

Quebec offers extra dose to travellers whose vaccination status isn’t recognized

The Quebec government is offering an extra dose of mRNA vaccine to people who want to travel to countries that don't recognize their vaccination status.The Health Department says it is making a third dose available because some countries don't recognize...

Quebec offers 3rd dose of mRNA COVID vaccine to AstraZeneca recipients who need to travel

The Quebec government says fully vaccinated residents who have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can receive a third dose of an mRNA vaccine before travelling.Quebec is offering the extra shot because some countries don't recognize the version of the AstraZeneca...

Quebec offers 3rd dose of mRNA COVID vaccine to AstraZeneca recipients who want to travel

The Quebec government says fully vaccinated residents who have received the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can receive a third dose of an mRNA vaccine before travelling.Quebec is offering the extra shot because some countries don't recognize the version of the AstraZeneca...

Moderna in talks with U.S. regulators to expand COVID-19 vaccine pediatric study

Moderna is in talks with U.S. regulators to expand the size of an ongoing trial testing its COVID-19 vaccines in children aged between five and 11, the drugmaker said on Monday. The objective of the discussion with the U.S. Food...

Long waits for Toronto-area nursing homes geared to cultural groups reflect need for more of them, report says

Lily Wong was admitted to the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto at age 88, several years after she had a stroke that severely affected her short-term memory, ability to follow conversations and her balance.The wait time to...

Canada could avoid the worst of a 4th wave — but we’re not out of the woods yet

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven't subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Canada will likely face a fourth wave of...

Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots effective against delta variant, study finds

Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or AstraZeneca-Oxford's COVID-19 vaccines are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant alpha variant, a new study shows.Officials say vaccines are highly effective against the delta...

Why mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for health-care workers could help Canada fight a 4th wave

The debate over mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for health-care workers is growing louder in Canada as more countries move forward with the controversial approach in order to safeguard health-care settings and fight the spread of more contagious variants.Requiring vaccinations as a condition of...
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