Canada’s director of Public Health received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, this time being stabbed with a Moderna syringe.
“I am happy to receive the second #COVID19 Vaccine Today’s potion (Moderna this time)! Dr Theresa Tam posted on Twitter, with a photo of her pointing at her arm at a mass vaccination clinic at the University of Ottawa.
“A big thank you to the staff @OttawaHealth and #frontlineworkers at vaccination clinics across Canada, for their important and tireless work!” I tweeted.
Tam said in April that her first dose was a dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and now she joins the 25 percent of Canadians who have received two shots.
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Its second dose comes after Pfizer announced delays in shipments to Canada, and the National Immunization Advisory Committee said mixing the mRNA vaccines — both from Pfizer and Moderna — was safe, prompting several provinces to switch to offering Moderna for those first vaccinated. Pfizer.
“This is not a new concept, so having a multi-dose series of vaccines provided by manufacturers is something that public health has used over time for many other vaccines,” Tam said in early June. “When vaccine programs and supplies change, this is not unusual.”
What’s happening all over Canada
As of 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Canada has reported 1,412,868 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 8,924 considered active. CBC News’ death toll has reached 26,214. More than 34 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far across the country, according to the CBC Vaccine Tracker.
Saskatchewan 61 new cases of COVID-19 and one more death were reported on Saturday. The county also said 70 percent of residents 12 or older have now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Manitoba 106 new cases and three deaths were recorded
Also on Saturday, the county rolled out of code red for the first time since November. Now that 70 percent of eligible Manitoba residents have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 25 percent have received the second shot, people can visit restaurants, salons and gyms.
The county government is still urging residents to “continue to follow basics and adhere to public health orders.”
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Ontario 346 new infections and 13 more deaths were recorded.
Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Ontario youths ages 12 to 17 who live in designated COVID-19 delta variant hot spots can book fast second dose vaccine appointments.
Quebec Monday will move to Lowest alert level for the county’s color-coded COVID-19 alert system, allowing for more relaxed restrictions on social gatherings and team sports.
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new bronze Public Health says 76,000 doses have been administered in the past week, the highest seven-day rolling average since the pandemic began.
Nova Scotia It reported 11 new cases Saturday, all in the Central Health District.
Prince Edward Island The province’s chief public health official, Dr. Heather Morrison, said the province is moving forward with a plan to open up to Atlantic Canada next Sunday.
In the Northwest Territories, a non-resident of Hay River has tested positive. Chief Public Health Officer Dr Kami Kandola said the case was linked to out-of-region travel and that there was currently no exposure to public health risks.
What is happening around the world
As of Saturday, more than 180.4 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University. Corona virus tracker. The reported world death toll was more than 3.9 million.
at EuropeRussia has reported 619 new COVID-19 deaths – the highest daily death toll of the year – as the country grapples with a sharp rise in infections that has prompted new restrictions in some regions.
In the AmericasMexico says it will reopen two temporary wards to deal with a resurgence of COVID-19 cases after months of closing temporary spaces in hospitals as the coronavirus pandemic subsides.
at Africa, cases of the virus are increasing in Uganda, making scarce hospital beds more expensive, and concern is growing about alleged exploitation of patients by private hospitals accused of demanding upfront fees and walking long distances.
at Asia Pacific, Sydney, Australia, and some surrounding areas will enter a strict two-week lockdown on Saturday as authorities struggle to control a rapidly spreading outbreak of the highly contagious delta variant that has grown to 80 cases.