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  • B.C. launches fall vaccination campaign with Omicron-specific boosters
    The campaign is launching with a focus on vulnerable groups, including health-care workers, the clinically extremely vulnerable, Indigenous people and seniors.
    Health
    Sep 19
  • Less than 1 per cent of U of T students requested COVID-19 vaccine mandate exemption
    The university announced this summer that all students living in residence would need to have three shots of a COVID-19 vaccine upon arrival.
    Education
    Sep 28
  • Saskatchewan to open bivalent vaccine eligibility to anyone 18 and older
    The Moderna bivalent vaccine protects against the original COVID-19 virus as well as provides enhanced protection against the currently circulating Omicron variants.
    Canada
    Sep 28
  • Ontario residents 18-plus eligible for bivalent COVID-19 booster dose
    'The bivalent COVID-19 booster provides better protection against the currently circulating COVID-19 variants in Ontario,' said Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health.
    Health
    Sep 26
  • ‘Forever moving forward’: MLHU rolls out bivalent COVID-19 booster dose to 18 and up
    Local health officials are saying that this booster is more specific to the Omicron strains that have been circulating across the province.
    Canada
    Sep 26
  • COVID-19 booster shots will be a focus going forward, vaccine makers say
    In the coming year, most COVID-19 vaccinations will be booster shots, or first inoculations for children, which are still gaining regulatory approvals around the world, they said.
    World
    May 9
  • COVID-19 booster shots: Here’s what you should know about side effects
    Adverse events are expected after the administration of vaccines and COVID-19 booster doses are no different. Here's a look at what has been reported so far.
    Health
    Jan 8
  • Ontario to allow COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to seniors 70+, AstraZeneca recipients among others
    These eligible groups in Ontario can book a booster dose as of Saturday, Nov. 6. at 8 a.m.
    Health
    Nov 3, 2021
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  • Canadians urged to get COVID-19 booster shots ahead of potential fall wave
    Federal health officials are urging Canadians to get booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in advance of a possible resurgence of the virus in the fall.
    Health
    Jun 30
  • When can you get an Omicron booster? Here’s how provinces are rolling them out
    Canada has started offering Moderna’s bivalent COVID-19 vaccine, which has been approved as a booster dose for all Canadian adults.
    Canada
    Sep 15
  • Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine coverage flatlining as fall nears: ‘The stakes are high’
    Vaccination coverage has slowed in Canada, and with the fall approaching, experts are advising governments to work on ways to increase uptake in hopes of avoiding a serious wave.
    Health
    Aug 19
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  • B.C. launches fall booster campaign with next COVID surge expected in November
    This comes as the province prepares for a surge in COVID-19 cases in November and December connected to the respiratory illness season.
    Health
    Sep 6
  • Guelph residents will be able to get newly approved COVID-19 booster shot
    The new Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 bivalent vaccine, developed to target the original strain and the Omicron variants, will begin distribution on Sept. 26.
    Health
    Sep 12
  • Moderna bivalent COVID-19 booster dose available for more Saskatchewan residents
    As of Monday, people 18 and older in long-term care, personal care homes, and other congregate living facilities in Saskatchewan can get the bivalent vaccine as a booster dose.
    Health
    Sep 12
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  • Poll shows Canadians support COVID-19 vaccine boosters, but intake has stalled
    The Ipsos poll conducted for Global News found just over half of Canadians are also worried about the long-term impacts of taking multiple booster shots.
    Health
    Jul 21
  • Fact check: Yes, the Moderna Omicron shot for Canada was tested on humans. What to know
    The Moderna bivalent vaccine Health Canada approved was designed to target both the original COVID-19 strain and the original Omicron variant that emerged in November 2021.
    Canada
    Sep 2
  • Western University pushes back COVID-19 booster deadline after bivalent vaccine approval
    Instead of Oct. 1, students, faculty and staff on campus are now required to submit current proof of vaccination to the school by Jan. 9, 2023.
    Health
    Sep 7
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  • 25,000 COVID-19 open booster shot appointments in B.C., medical expert urging residents to book
    Health Minister Adrian Dix said Friday that about 25,000 booster appointments are available for this week. 14,000 are in the Interior Health region.
    Health
    Dec 26, 2021
  • British Columbians to be eligible for COVID-19 booster shot 6 to 8 months after second dose
    Starting in the new year, booster shots will first be offered to clinically extremely vulnerable people, health workers in acute care and community centres, and Indigenous people.
    Health
    Oct 26, 2021
  • Saskatchewan residents left waiting on bivalent COVID-19 vaccine
    Saskatchewan is the only province that only offers the vaccine to adults 70 and older or 50 and older to those on First Nations and Metis communities.
    Canada
    Sep 27
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  • U.S. FDA clears Omicron-specific COVID boosters, shots could begin within days
    The U.S. on Wednesday authorized its first update to COVID-19 vaccines, booster doses that target today's most common Omicron strain. Shots could begin within days.
    Health
    Aug 31
  • The booster debate: Will you need a third COVID-19 shot?
    Questions on booster shots are dividing scientists. Who needs a third shot of the COVID-19 vaccine? And when might they need it?
    Health
    Oct 3, 2021
  • Sask. Health Minister Merriman calls declining COVID-19 booster shot a ‘mistake’ as BA.2 rises
    With BA.2 on the rise and just over half of residents boosted, Paul Merriman encouraged all to get a third shot to protect themselves and mitigate impacts of a potential new wave.
    Canada
    Mar 29
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