Excitement, relief as Alberta children get their first COVID-19 vaccines

There were smiles, some tears and hundreds of Band-Aids plastered on little arms as Alberta’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics opened their doors to children Friday.  Appointments for Pfizer-BioNTech’s pediatric vaccine began Friday morning.... Read more »

Canadian Medical Association calls on feds to make it criminal to harass health-care workers as promised

A national professional medical body is calling on the federal government and some social media companies to reduce threats and violence some front-line health-care professionals are experiencing at work. In a news release issued... Read more »

Despite Alberta’s pleas for single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, uptake is slow

in a bid to raise vaccination rates among holdouts, doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine are now available in several provinces, including British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Alberta.  But uptake of the single-dose option has... Read more »

Alberta doctors accused of spreading COVID-19 misinformation face unannounced inspections

The regulator of Alberta’s doctors is performing unannounced inspections at medical clinics in a bid to crack down on doctors who spread COVID-19 misinformation or prescribe unproven remedies for the disease. The College... Read more »

New COVID-19 modelling projects continued downward trend for Alberta

New modelling projects daily COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions in Alberta will continue to decline if the province stays the course. University of Victoria physics professor and member of British Columbia’s independent COVID-19... Read more »

Edmonton mother who contracted COVID-19 while pregnant thankful she got the shot

An Edmonton woman who contracted COVID-19 while pregnant has a school project to thank for her decision to get vaccinated. Now she is urging other pregnant Albertans to heed the advice of health... Read more »

7 doctors and nurses flown from N.L. helping Fort McMurray hospital through 4th wave

Seven doctors and nurses from Newfoundland are in Fort McMurray helping the local hospital expand its ICU and take care of numerous COVID-19 patients. Nurse practitioner Jennifer Richard is part of the team... Read more »

Pediatric patients now excluded from Alberta’s critical-care triage protocol

Hospitalized children who need critical care will receive treatment even if Alberta’s intensive care units are stretched beyond capacity, says Alberta Health Services. The health authority confirmed Wednesday that children and youth... Read more »

Doctor who says he gave ivermectin to rural Alberta COVID-19 patients prompts warning from health authority

A doctor who was filling in at a rural Alberta hospital says he treated three COVID-19 patients with ivermectin, triggering a warning from the provincial health authority about the dangers of the controversial... Read more »

Doctor who says he gave ivermectin to rural Alberta COVID-19 patients triggers AHS warning

A doctor who was filling in at a rural Alberta hospital says he treated three COVID-19 patients with ivermectin, triggering a warning from Alberta Health Services about the dangers of the controversial... Read more »