Health Canada has distributed enough of the antiviral Paxlovid to treat more than 700,000 people with COVID-19, yet the provinces have given only a fraction of that medication to patients.
Has Alberta’s fall COVID-19 surge already started? Early signs are here
Alberta may be seeing the early signs of a predicted fall COVID-19 upswing, but experts say it’s too early to say just how bad it will get.
Ontario reports 65 new COVID-19 deaths, with vaccine uptake for children lower than expected
Ontario is reporting 65 new deaths linked to COVID-19 as the number of children under the age of five getting vaccinated against the virus is even lower than the relatively low number many experts had expected.
Nova Scotians 65 and up can now book bivalent COVID-19 vaccine appointments
The bivalent vaccine targets both the original virus and the Omicron variant BA.1 that emerged late last year. Health Canada approved Moderna’s updated vaccine earlier this month.
Saskatchewan to open bivalent COVID-19 booster bookings to older adults on Sept. 19
Beginning Monday, the Moderna bivalent booster dose will be available to certain adult groups at Saskatchewan Health Authority vaccination clinics and participating pharmacies.
B.C. COVID-19 hospital numbers continue to drop
The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 dipped slightly over the past seven days, according to the latest numbers from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.
Worldwide deaths from COVID-19 last week lowest since March 2020: WHO
The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, urging nations to keep up their efforts against the virus that has killed more than six million people.
Ontario opens appointments for new bivalent COVID-19 booster shots to all adults
Adults in Ontario can begin booking a bivalent COVID-19 vaccine booster dose on Monday, the province says. Spots opened for everyone as of 8 a.m. ET, though appointments for especially vulnerable people will be prioritized until September 26 before widening to all residents 18 and older.
Health Canada approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5
Health Canada announced Friday it has approved Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for kids aged six months to four-years-old.
Quebec rolling out new bivalent COVID-19 vaccine against Omicron
The vaccine targets both the original virus and the Omicron variant BA.1 that emerged late last year and drove the largest wave of infection and hospitalization among Canadians in the pandemic.