We probably won’t reach herd immunity against COVID-19 any time soon, but it’s OK, experts say

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6004022.1619557624!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/covid-ont-pharmacy-vaccination-20210419.jpg Every day, more and more Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19. It has often been suggested that as this trend continues, we will soon reach a point where so many people are invulnerable to the virus that it will largely die Read more …

Alberta woman in her 50s dies of rare blood clot linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6014314.1620194208!/fileImage/httpImage/image.JPG_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/health-coronavirus-vaccine-austria.JPG An Alberta woman in her 50s has died from a rare blood clot condition after receiving the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine, says the province’s chief medical officer of health. In a statement Tuesday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said the woman died of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT). Read more …

Concerns over common side effects shouldn’t scare you from getting COVID-19 vaccines, doctor says

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6011235.1619987538!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/40-pharmacy-vaccine.jpg Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti empathizes with other Canadians who have reported common side effects after receiving their COVID-19 vaccines. After his second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, he had a low-grade fever and joint pain. But Chakrabarti, an infectious diseases physician at Read more …

Ontario sees 3,436 new COVID-19 cases as vaccine appointments open to 18+ in hot spots

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6007344.1619715908!/cumulusImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/vaccine-clinic-at-black-creek-community-health-covid-toronto.jpg Ontario reported another 3,436 cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as eligibility for vaccines opened to all residents aged 18 and older in hot-spot areas. Adults living in the 114 specific postal codes designated as hot spots were able to Read more …

Why your 1st COVID-19 shot is more protective than you might think

https://i.cbc.ca/1.6007607.1619722224!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/covid-19-humber-vaccine-villa-columbo-ltch.jpg This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. After months of anxiously waiting, many newly Read more …