Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Majority of Canada’s COVID-19 patients are in western provinces

CBC News: The National in Canada shows that nearly 70 per cent of Canada's COVID-19 patients are found in just three provinces: B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. The pandemic there has hospitals scrambling, and people gasping for breath.

Canada is set to announce vaccination mandate for all federal public servants.

Alberta resumes COVID contact tracing in schools.

The Manitoba government is allowing more people to get a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The province is suggesting a third dose for all health-care workers who have direct contact with patients in areas including hospitals, care homes, pharmacies and addictions treatment centres.

Manitoba is also allowing anyone who has received only the viral-vector vaccines, such as Oxford-AstraZeneca, to get a third dose with an mRNA vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech.

Dr. Joss Reimer, medical lead of Manitoba's vaccination effort, outlined the changes in a memo to medical professionals and said the third dose should be given at least six months after the second.

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