There is compelling evidence that a single dose of COVID-19 vaccines may provide almost as much protection as giving two doses, Canada's deputy chief public health officer said on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
Ontario unveiled plans to expand its COVID-19 vaccination rollout to more target groups on Sunday, February 14, 2021, ahead of an expected boost in nationwide shipments of the Pfizer vaccine that could lend ammunition to the provinces' fights against the spread of contagious variants.
Quebec’s workplace safety board will require workers wear N95 masks in areas of health-care facilities where patients are COVID-19 positive, but one health expert says studies have indicated the benefits are unclear.
Testing patients for COVID-19 before their scheduled surgery and transfer to wards from emergency departments could reduce hospital outbreaks in British Columbia as cases rise, the results of a pilot project in the province's largest health authority suggest.
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.
Refugee advocates are criticizing Canada’s decision to resume deportations before the country irons out the details of a program to grant permanent residency to asylum seekers who have been working in the health-care system during the COVID-19 pandemic.