800 COVID-19 vaccine doses compromised at Fort Meade, recipients offered redo
Officials said there is no risk for potential harm for the hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine recipients who received a potentially compromised dose after 80 vials were improperly handed “outside of the manufacturer’s recommended temperature range.”
Oregon woman's death following Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine under investigation, health officials say
The CDC along with state health authorities are investigating the death of an Oregon woman who had developed a rare, but serious blood clot in combination with low platelets within two weeks of receiving the J&J COVID-19 vaccine.
Health Canada proposes new restrictions on talc in some personal care products, citing cancer risk
News/Health: Health Canada is proposing expanded restrictions on the use of talc in some cosmetic and personal cleansing products due to the possibility of lung damage and cancer risk.
Toronto surgeons give Winnipeg baby another shot at life after removing nearly 3-pound tumour
News/Health: Hope dwindled for Julie and Paul Devigne as a treatment-resistant tumour in their baby's belly swelled so large it restricted his ability to eat, sleep and breathe. Then, in a surgical feat, doctors at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children gave little Felix another shot at life.
Canada's supply of vaccines set to ramp up in coming weeks, despite cut in supply from India
News/Politics: Despite news that Canada won't be getting doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from India this month, federal officials say they expect Canada's COVID-19 vaccine supply to ramp up in the coming weeks as the first Johnson & Johnson doses arrive and Moderna scales up production.
Are coronavirus masks necessary for vaccinated people?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that fully vaccinated Americans take certain precautions while in public like wearing a mask and maintaining six feet of distance “until more is known” about the impact the jabs may have on the spread of coronavirus.
Quebec widens priority vaccination to more chronic conditions, people with intellectual, physical disabilities
News/Canada/Montreal: As of April 28, everyone who has a physical or intellectual disability will be able to make an appointment. This includes people with speech, language, visual, auditory impairments or autism.
Parents of boy killed by alligator at Disney World advocate for pediatric organ donation in new campaign
The parents of the 3-year-old boy who was tragically killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World are advocating for pediatric organ donation in a new campaign, coinciding with National Donate Life Month this April.
Ford apologizes after public backlash to enhanced police powers, playground closures
News/Canada/Toronto: Ontario Premier Doug Ford apologized to Ontarians Thursday morning, days after his government faced intense backlash for introducing a number of additional COVID-19 restrictions that were not recommended by health experts and then nixed earlier this week.