Groups representing doctors, nurses call for mandatory vaccination of health-care workers

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) are jointly calling for COVID-19 vaccinations to be made mandatory for health-care workers. The two organizations today joined a growing number of... Read more »

Canada has enough vaccine doses for all eligible Canadians, PM says

Canada has enough COVID-19 vaccine doses to fully vaccinate everyone eligible in the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a Moncton, N.B., vaccine clinic this morning. The arrival of five million doses this week will bring the... Read more »

Ontario asks Ottawa to work with WHO on ensuring mixed vaccines recognized abroad

Ontario has asked the federal government to ensure Canadians who received mixed COVID-19 vaccines will be cleared for international travel as border measures lift. Health Minister Christine Elliott and Solicitor General Sylvia... Read more »

Meet the unvaccinated: Why some Canadians still haven’t had the shot

Canada’s vaccine campaign has been crushing it lately, with an impressive 80 per cent of eligible Canadians having had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That statistic distracts from a troubling fact,... Read more »

Fully vaccinated tourists will soon be able to visit Canada again

The federal government announced today it plans to let fully vaccinated tourists visit Canada again soon. Ottawa now says that — starting Aug. 9 at 12:01 a.m. ET. — fully vaccinated U.S.... Read more »

Ottawa set to announce update to its border measures today as COVID-19 cases decline

Federal government officials are expected to make a long-awaited update announcement this morning regarding the reopening of Canada’s border. The government shut its border to foreign travellers and implemented strict measures for non-essential... Read more »

Canada needs to jump-start a stalled first-dose campaign to avoid a fourth wave, experts say

Canada has gone from a vaccine laggard to a world leader in COVID-19 immunizations in just a few months’ time — thanks to an ambitious vaccination campaign that has so far blunted the... Read more »

Fully vaccinated Americans could be allowed into Canada by mid-August, Trudeau says

Canada is getting ready to welcome the world again, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quietly indicated late Thursday as his office disclosed a target of mid-August for when the border might reopen for... Read more »

Canada’s pandemic warning system was understaffed and unready when COVID hit, review finds

An important position at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) was vacant and the country’s pandemic early warning system was understaffed when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, an independent panel has found. The final... Read more »

Canada to donate almost 18 million surplus AstraZeneca doses to low- and middle-income countries

Canada is donating an additional 17.7 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to help inoculate people in low- and middle-income countries, federal ministers announced Monday.  International Development Minister Karina Gould and Procurement Minister... Read more »