More than half of Canadians have received a dose of vaccine; New appointments available in Ottawa – fr

More than half of Canadians have received a dose of vaccine; New appointments available in Ottawa – fr

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More than 50 percent of Canadians have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Data compiled by provincial and territorial health authorities show more than 20.6 million doses have been injected across the country, with 50.01% of the population receiving at least one vaccine on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization updated its guidelines on second injections, recommending that patients receive the same vaccine in the second round as the first time.

But if this vaccine is not available, NACI suggests taking Johnson & Johnson instead of Oxford-AstraZeneca and taking Moderna instead of Pfizer-BioNTech or vice versa.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr Theresa Tam issued a statement saying Canada had more than 30% fewer active cases compared to mid-April, when the third wave of the pandemic hit. its peak.

Tam says strong public health measures must be maintained where COVID-19 is circulating and suggests maintaining precautions over the long weekend to avoid a post-holiday flare.

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Latest news on COVID-19 in Ottawa

Ottawa Public Health advises that more immunization appointments will open Sunday at 8 a.m.

Additionally, youth ages 12 and older in Ottawa can start making appointments Sunday for COVID-19 vaccinations at community clinics. The young person must already be 12 years old to make an appointment online.

The Pfizer vaccine is currently the only COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada for people aged 12 and over.

Visit to access the provincial reservation system or call the provincial vaccine reservation line at 1-833-943-3900 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.

As an alternative to community clinics, the province has also announced that youth ages 12 and older can book appointments directly at some pharmacies administering the Pfizer vaccine.

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Ottawa Public Health reported 78 new cases of the COVID-19 virus on Saturday, with two new deaths.

There are 58 people hospitalized with viral symptoms, including 14 in ICU.

OPH knows 935 active cases of COVID-19 in the city.

Officials say there have been 6,087 cases of variants of concern, 85% of which are B.1.1.7. variant identified in UK.

A total of 51 deaths have been attributed to worrisome variants.

No new outbreaks have been reported in the health care or child care categories, which have 15 and 5 ongoing outbreaks, respectively.

There were two new outbreaks in the community category (one in a health operation and three workplaces).

In surveillance data, the seven-day moving average of cases per 100,000 people is 57.7, while positivity in community testing is 5.5%.


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