After being flooding with calls for vaccine appointments this week, the Middlesex-London Health Unit says it is making an additional 6,900 vaccination appointments available Thursday for those eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The new appointments will be available to adults who are 80 years of age and older, Indigenous adults 55 years of age […]
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Essential workers under the age of 65 and affected by an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak or cluster will be the first to get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in British Columbia. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday the province is unsure on exactly how many doses will arrive next week in a shipment from India, but […]
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Durham region has released more details about its COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan. At a health and social services committee meeting Thursday, Durham’s medical officer of health said the region had most health-care workers, first-responders, essential caregivers and high-risk long-term care home residents vaccinated. The region will now be prioritizing the vaccination of seniors 80 and […]
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By Amy Pisani, Executive Director of Vaccinate Your Family & President of Rotary Club of Mystic, CT Today is “World Polio Day” and as the world grapples with the devastation caused by COVID-19,  children worldwide face the possibility of losing their lives to other deadly diseases as access to healthcare is greatly diminished. Developing nations […]
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Fears are growing in Japan, where an inoculation drive against COVID-19 will begin on Wednesday, that millions of doses of Pfizer vaccine could be wasted due to a shortage of special syringes that maximise the number of shots used from each vial. The government has made urgent requests, but manufacturers are struggling to ramp up […]
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B.C. Premier John Horgan says the surge of anti-Asian hate crimes reported by the Vancouver Police Department is “deeply troubling.” The 717 per cent increase in anti-Asian hate crimes over the past year was included in a year-end report presented to the Vancouver Police Board on Wednesday. The VPD reporting an increase from 12 cases […]
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This Shot of Prevention blog post was originally published in October 2017 and was updated by Vaccinate Your Family on November 20, 2020. There’s no shortage of advice during pregnancy. The list of what you should do (or shouldn’t) while pregnant just seems to get longer and longer. And that can get overwhelming, especially when […]
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Former U.S. president Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, were vaccinated for COVID-19 in private during their last days in the White House in January, even as other leaders tried to set an example by getting their vaccines in public. Multiple sources told CBS News, CNN, Axios and The New York Times about the vaccinations […]
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