Canadian provinces suspended use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in people under age 55 on Monday, March 29, 2021, acting on an advisory committee's concerns about a possible link between the shot and rare blood clots.
Provinces continued to expand their COVID-19 vaccine rollouts on Sunday, March 14, 2021, amid what Canada's chief public health officer described as a recent increase in the number of new cases across the country.
A month-long slowdown in Canada's COVID-19 vaccine deliveries should end next week, with the single biggest shipment of vaccines from Pfizer and BioNTech to date and almost two million doses expected in the next month.
Surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across several provinces prompted warnings on Monday, January 4, 2021, from public health experts, who said stricter measures and adherence to guidelines are needed in the days and weeks ahead.
Canada surpassed 15,000 COVID-19 deaths on Monday, December 28, 2020, and at least one infectious disease expert says the somber milestone should be a wake-up call to anyone who thinks the dangers of the disease are overhyped.
A contagious new strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 has infiltrated two more regions of Canada, health officials said on Sunday, December 27, 2020, a day after announcing the country's first cases of the variant had been detected.
Ontario hit a record on Thursday, December 17, 2020, for new daily COVID-19 cases as hospitals urged a month-long lockdown, while tougher restrictions took effect in Saskatchewan, Alberta recorded its highest death toll and a vaccine maker said vials may yield more doses than expected.
Canada's vaccine rollout reached four more provinces on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, with health-care workers being inoculated against COVID-19 as officials warned hospitals in some areas are nearing a breaking point.