vaccines

FILE - Security personnel ask customers for proof of vaccination as they enter City Winery, Thursday, June 24, 2021, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that later this month the city will begin requiring anyone dining indoors at a restaurant, working out a gym or grabbing cocktails at a bar to show proof they’ve been inoculated. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Are we going to need vaccine passports to do fun things?

Officials scrambling to determine how proof of vaccination will work and how it might affect lives

FILE - Security personnel ask customers for proof of vaccination as they enter City Winery, Thursday, June 24, 2021, in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that later this month the city will begin requiring anyone dining indoors at a restaurant, working out a gym or grabbing cocktails at a bar to show proof they’ve been inoculated. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
A nurse in Clarksdale, Miss., holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that was administered to seniors, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rogelio V. Solis

Canada to donate 10M unused Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses to poor countries

Health Canada authorized the J&J vaccine in early March but it has never been used here

A nurse in Clarksdale, Miss., holds a vial of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine that was administered to seniors, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rogelio V. Solis
People wear face masks as they walk by a vaccination sign in Montreal, Saturday, July 24, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

More than 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses now stockpiled in Canadian freezers

71.3 per cent of all Canadians at least 12 years old are now fully vaccinated

People wear face masks as they walk by a vaccination sign in Montreal, Saturday, July 24, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Moderna to build mRNA production plant in Canada within two years

‘I believe that this technology can allow Canada to be ready for the next virus’

Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Moderna to sign agreement to build mRNA production plant in Canada

Parties negotiating specifics on how much the federal government will contribute, location and more

Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Cases of COVID-19 have tripled over the past three weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths are rising among unvaccinated people. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)

Fauci hopeful COVID vaccines get full OK by FDA within weeks

Biden recently approved rules requiring federal workers to provide proof of vaccination or face regular testing

Top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to accusations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., as he testifies before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Cases of COVID-19 have tripled over the past three weeks, and hospitalizations and deaths are rising among unvaccinated people. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)
Christine Mak poses for a photo at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in this February 2020 handout photo. For more than four decades, Christine Mak travelled every year to Disney parks and various conventions to commune with fellow fans of fantasy and science fiction. But her streak was interrupted early last year when the COVID-19 crisis halted cross-border celebrations. The Toronto resident thought vaccination would be her ticket to reuniting with the global group of friends she’s made through shared enthusiasm for the British sci-fi serial “Doctor Who” and all things Disney. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Derwin Mak

Post-vaccination getaway plans scrambled by ongoing pandemic uncertainty

Every nation has its own convoluted set of COVID-19 testing, vaccination and quarantine requirements

Christine Mak poses for a photo at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in this February 2020 handout photo. For more than four decades, Christine Mak travelled every year to Disney parks and various conventions to commune with fellow fans of fantasy and science fiction. But her streak was interrupted early last year when the COVID-19 crisis halted cross-border celebrations. The Toronto resident thought vaccination would be her ticket to reuniting with the global group of friends she’s made through shared enthusiasm for the British sci-fi serial “Doctor Who” and all things Disney. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Derwin Mak
Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke

As U.S. demurs, Canada welcomes vaccinated American citizens back across border

The U.S. has maintained stringent travel limits on a number of foreign countries

Canadian and American flags fly near the Ambassador Bridge at the Canada-USA border crossing in Windsor, Ont. on Saturday, March 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rob Gurdebeke
Premier John Horgan shows his vaccination card after receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the pharmacy in James Bay Thrifty’s Foods in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, April 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canadian business community largely supportive of vaccine passport system

Passports could help to ensure that people attending sporting events and bars are fully vaccinated

Premier John Horgan shows his vaccination card after receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at the pharmacy in James Bay Thrifty’s Foods in Victoria, B.C., on Friday, April 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Anti heath pass demonstrators face police officers next to a cafe terrace outside the Constitutional Council in Paris, Thursday, Aug. 5,2021. France’s Constitutional Council is deciding on Thursday whether the health pass that is to open the doors and terraces to cafes, restaurants, trains and hospitals starting next week is in line with the nation’s most cherished principles. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

France to proceed with health pass by Monday after court approval

Special COVID-19 health pass necessary to access cafes and restaurants, long-distance travel

Anti heath pass demonstrators face police officers next to a cafe terrace outside the Constitutional Council in Paris, Thursday, Aug. 5,2021. France’s Constitutional Council is deciding on Thursday whether the health pass that is to open the doors and terraces to cafes, restaurants, trains and hospitals starting next week is in line with the nation’s most cherished principles. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
A vial of Moderna vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada focused on 2nd doses, not COVID booster shots as 4th wave looms: Tam

Top doctor waiting for more data and information on variants

A vial of Moderna vaccine is seen at a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, April 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Quebec Premier Francois Legault responds to a question during a news conference in Montreal on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Quebec premier announces vaccine passport system after rise in COVID-19 cases

Plan could require Quebecers to show proof of vaccination to access some non-essential services

Quebec Premier Francois Legault responds to a question during a news conference in Montreal on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a childcare investment announcement in Montreal, Thursday, August 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Some federal workers may be required to get COVID-19 vaccine: Prime Minister Trudeau

It is the first time Trudeau has openly supported any form of compulsory vaccinations

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a childcare investment announcement in Montreal, Thursday, August 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Most B.C. COVID cases are in 20 to 40-year-olds with 1 or fewer doses: top doctor

B.C. health minister warns that the unimmunized might face consequences at work or in travel

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry talks about B.C.’s plan to restart the province during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A vial of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at an Alberta Health Services vaccination clinic in Didsbury, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The federal government is expecting to receive more than 2.3 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines this week, as a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections looms driven by the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canada to receive 2.3 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

As of Friday, 80.3 per cent of those eligible had received a first dose, while 63.7 per cent have received two

A vial of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at an Alberta Health Services vaccination clinic in Didsbury, Alta., Tuesday, June 29, 2021. The federal government is expecting to receive more than 2.3 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines this week, as a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections looms driven by the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chats with people waiting for their shots while visiting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Montreal. Trudeau is urging Canadians who still have not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine to roll up their sleeves, saying that the overwhelming majority of cases are in people who haven’t received their two shots.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Only 0.5 per cent of COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated Canadians: Trudeau

Prime minister urges those who have yet to get their vaccinations to get them now

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chats with people waiting for their shots while visiting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Montreal. Trudeau is urging Canadians who still have not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine to roll up their sleeves, saying that the overwhelming majority of cases are in people who haven’t received their two shots.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
With lockdowns and social distancing, babies in B.C. have had less exposure to viruses, germs and bacteria from others. (PeakPx)

Babies born in COVID lockdown facing new health risk post-pandemic

‘Babies who were kept away from others are likely less protected from viruses such as the common cold’

  • Jul 26, 2021
With lockdowns and social distancing, babies in B.C. have had less exposure to viruses, germs and bacteria from others. (PeakPx)
Visitors now need a special COVID pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theatres. (Black Press Media files)

France requires COVID pass for Eiffel Tower, tourist venues

People must show they are either fully vaccinated or have a negative virus test

Visitors now need a special COVID pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theatres. (Black Press Media files)
A worker waits for arrivals at the COVID-19 testing centre in Terminal 3 at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canadians say vaccination proof must be required of all travellers: poll

58% of respondents to an online survey say travellers should be required to show a document provinf they are immunized

A worker waits for arrivals at the COVID-19 testing centre in Terminal 3 at Pearson Airport in Toronto, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
People leave the airport after arriving at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Monday, March 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Vaccinated visitors from U.S. unlikely to spread virus in Canada: expert

As of Friday, 48% of Americans were fully vaccinated against COVID-19

People leave the airport after arriving at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Monday, March 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette