Canada’s public health agency to provide update on COVID-19 vaccines – National |

The Public Health Canada Agency of Canada will provide an update on COVID-19 vaccines Friday. Starting with a briefing at 11 a.m. ET and followed by an announcement at 12:30 p.m. ET, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, will highlight the importance of the vaccine alongside other Canadian government health officials, according to an Oct. 6 media … Read more

Parents, experts laud COVID booster approval for kids 5-11: ‘Just in time’ – National |

Kimiko Shibata, a parent from Kitchener, ON, is “extremely relieved” that Health Canada has approved the first COVID-19 booster vaccine for children aged five-11 years across the country. Her eight-year-old is preparing to return to the classroom in September and Shibata wants her to be as protected as possible. Read more: Health Canada approves 1st … Read more

Plans underway to monitor Canadian sewage for monkeypox, polio traces: Tam – National |

By Laura Osman The Canadian Press Posted August 12, 2022 4:07 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada‘s chief public health officer says plans are underway to sift through Canadian sewage to test for and measure new health threats like monkeypox and polio. Over the course … Read more

Canada hasn’t needed to declare monkeypox an emergency, top doctor says. Here’s why – National |

Canada has not needed to declare an emergency over the monkeypox virus the same way the United States and the World Health Organization have as mechanisms are already in place to tackle the outbreak, the country’s top doctor said Friday. Dr. Teresa Tam’s comments came a week after the U.S. declared a public health emergency … Read more

Monkeypox cases in Canada surpass 1K, with most in Ontario – National |

As of Aug. 10, monkeypox cases in the country hit 1,008 according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Ontario reported a total of 478 monkeypox cases, making it the province with the most cases in Canada, while Quebec reported 425 cases. British Columbia recorded 85 cases and Alberta reported 16. Saskatchewan and Yukon reported … Read more

The U.S. declared monkeypox a health emergency. Should Canada follow suit? – National |

In the wake of the United States’ declaration of monkeypox as a public health emergency Thursday, questions are being raised about whether Canada should follow suit as case numbers continue to rise. The American move follows a similar announcement late last month by the World Health Organization declaring monkeypox a global health emergency — and … Read more

Monkeypox: 890 cases reported in Canada, majority in Ontario |

Canada has reported 890 monkeypox cases as of Aug. 3, with Ontario reporting the most cases, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said on Wednesday. Ontario reported 423 cases. There are 373 cases reported in Quebec, 78 in British Columbia, 13 in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan and one in Yukon. Monkeypox is a viral infectious … Read more

Canadians should practice safe sex, limit partners to curb monkeypox spread: Tam – National |

Men who have sex with men should practise safe sex and reduce their number of partners to limit the spread of monkeypox in Canada, Dr. Theresa Tam advised Wednesday. The World Health Organization declared the virus a public health emergency of international concern over the weekend. Tam, the chief public health officer, said there are … Read more

Canadian health officials to hold monkeypox update after WHO declares emergency – National |

Canadian health officials will provide a monkeypox update on Wednesday after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak a global health emergency over the weekend. The briefing comes as Canada’s confirmed monkeypox case count hit 681 on July 23. will be live-streaming the update, which is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. EDT. Read … Read more

Canada confirms 681 monkeypox cases as WHO declares global health emergency – National |

Canada confirmed 681 cases of monkeypox across five provinces on Saturday as the global outbreak of the virus was deemed a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO). Cases are expected to keep rising, according to a statement from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Read more: WHO declares … Read more