Canada says it is on track for one vaccine dose per adult by July 1st.
Following an earlier point, the White House has confirmed that it is working on a « loan » plan. Vaccine doses to Canada.
The White House is currently working on a plan to lend 1.5 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Canada and another 2.5 million doses to Mexico.
Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the effort Thursday but stressed that the details were not fully worked out. The US currently has 7 million « releasable » doses of the vaccine, which has yet to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, she said .
« We are balancing the need to run the approval process … with the importance of stopping the spread in other countries and looking at how we can borrow cans, » Psaki told a press conference.
» It is not fully completed yet but that is our goal and what we are working towards with Canada and Mexico. «
The loan would be in place of a future dose swap from Canada and Mexico, said Psaki, » either the AstraZeneca vaccine or another.
Last week, the Canadian provinces began administering 500,000 doses of the version of the AstraZeneca vaccine made at the Serum Institute of India.
The federal government has 20 million doses direct from AstraZeneca bought but had no schedule for when they would arrive
The European Medicines Agency says the benefits of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine still outweigh the risks, although there was no possible link between the vaccine and Completely rule out rare blood clots after receiving a small number of patients developing two specific types of vaccines.
EMA Executive Director Emer Cooke said the EMA Risk Committee had come to a clear and scientific conclusion, that this is a safe and effective vaccine.
She said the shot was not with an increase in the « overall ri sikos « connected. of blood clots.
However, she said the agency is changing the warning label on the product as there is still no conclusive evidence of what role the vaccine played in either blood clots that developed in the brains of 18 people, or on tiny clots that developed in the veins of seven others.
These cases affected more than 20 million people who received the AstraZeneca vaccine, Cooke said.
The United States plans around 4 Millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, which they are not using for loan agreements with the two countries, are being sent to Mexico and Canada, a government official said Thursday.
Mexico will receive 2.5 million doses of the vaccine and Canada will receive 1.5 million doses, the official said.
Montreal is launching a vaccination campaign for two areas where variants are rapidly spreading, said Dr. Mylène Drouin, Director of Public Health in Montreal, at a press conference this afternoon.
The areas: the northern Côte St-Luc and the Plamondon area of Snowdon / Côte-des-Neiges, where 26 percent of cases are with new variants can be found on the island of Montreal.
Children become infected in day care centers and schools in these areas and then pass it on to parents who spread it to others in the workplace, Drouin said.
The two-week vaccination campaign, which begins on Monday, is aimed at parents and others who may live with children who are in daycare and schools in these areas.
The aim is to stop the spread of variants to other parts of the island, said Francine Dupuis from CIUSSS du Center-Ouest-de-Lâ € ™ le-de-Montréal
The operation, which will take place in four vaccination clinics, will be reassessed after two weeks, Dupuis said.
She said, that public health is always We are still analyzing whether the campaign will be extended to teachers who work in the target areas of Côte St-Luc and Côte-des-Neiges.
Quebec will provide the lion’s share of the funding for a 25 million dollar campaign, to lure workers, students and visitors back to downtown Montreal and get economic activity out of a pandemic-induced slump.
Measures to revitalize the city center this summer include enlarged terraces, outdoor collaborative spaces and a wide variety cultural activities, city and provincial officials announced on Thursday. To make downtown more accessible, free street parking is being extended on Friday evenings and weekends until Labor Day.
In addition, seven new deaths have been reported, none of which have occurred in the past 24 hours. </ Since the pandemic began, Quebec has reported 300,152 cases and 10,576 deaths related to COVID-19. A total of 282,693 people who contracted the disease have since recovered.
Existing vaccines could protect against the Brazilian variant of the coronavirus. This comes from a study by the University of Oxford, which also highlighted how a variant, first found in South Africa, is causing the biggest headaches for vaccine manufacturers.
On Tuesday, Premier François Legault promised that all Quebecers would receive their first vaccine dose by May 24th June, Quebec’s FÃte National Holiday.
Today the federal government announced that all Canadians can get their first shot by July 1st, Canada Day.
The military commander, the handling the logistics for Canada’s vaccine distribution program, says enough vaccine will be shipped to give any adult who wants one a first dose before Canada Day.
At a briefing this morning, Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin said the provinces follow advice to postpone the second dose for up to four months.
Health Canada expects a total of 36.5 million doses from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and the A by June 30th straZeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India.
There are approximately 31 million Canadians over the age of 16, and vaccines are not approved for anyone under the age of 16.
At the same time, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer said that nearly seven Percent of Canadians have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 1.6 percent two doses.
Dr. Howard Njoo said 42 percent of Canadians over 80 years of age and 12 percent of Canadians between 70 and 79 years of age are now vaccinated.
In total, Canada has received 4.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and about 73 percent have been Quebec’s population grew by 19,294 in 2020 from 109,744 the previous year, with the decrease attributable to the pandemic, the Institut de la statistique du Québe reported in a provincial demographic update released this morning .
There has been a decrease in births and an increase in deaths. There was a significant drop in immigration and Quebec reported a greater net loss of residents to other provinces.
Update on our border: Non-essential travel restrictions between Canada and the US have been extended for an additional 30 days – through April 21. We will continue to do everything we can to protect you and your loved ones.
Parents who have children in schools and day care centers in Côte-St-Luc and Snowdon can get a COVID-19 vaccine from Monday, as officials of the public health services are trying to control the spread of coronavirus variant cases in these neighborhoods.
A third wave of COVID-19, triggered by a more transmissible and deadly variant of the virus, is inevitable, and warning is on its way local health authorities and directors of hospital criticism.
Even as case numbers and hospital stays in the Montreal area, the question is not if, but when the third wave will arrive and how high it will peak, warned Public Health Director Mylène Drouin , on Wednesday at their COVID-19 update.
For thousands of long-term care residents in Quebec, the COVID-19 pandemic has erased many of the little joys they used to be have enjoyed: shopping for new clothes, card nights, meeting friends for dinner.
And those joys are only slowly returning, despite a vaccination campaign that has increased the number of new cases and deaths at facilities known in Quebec as CHSLDs , has all but stopped.
Despite predictions of a strong economic recovery in a post-COVID Quebec, the pandemic will have left its mark on public finances and the government will have tough choices to make when it comes to the budget A think tank in Quebec warned Thursday.
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