COVID-19 vaccine booster and flu shot: Is it safe to receive both on same day?
As the flu season approaches and coincides with millions of Americans newly eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster, with expert backing for boosters developed by Moderna and J&J, many may wonder whether it’s safe to receive both a booster and a flu vaccine in one visit.
6 Saskatchewan COVID-19 patients being transferred to Ontario, Premier Scott Moe says
News/Canada/Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan will be transferring six COVID-19 patients to Ontario over the next 72 hours as the Prairie province struggles to deal with record-breaking numbers of ICU patients.
Colin Powell dies of COVID-19 complications despite vaccine: Medical experts weigh in
Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state, died Monday at 84 from COVID-related complications, though he was fully vaccinated, his family announced. His death, medical experts say, underscore the need for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots among older adults and high-risk populations to shore up protection.
Unvaccinated Manitobans working with vulnerable face choice of COVID-19 test or discipline
News/Canada/Manitoba: Get tested or face the consequences — that's the new choice facing potentially thousands of Manitobans who work with vulnerable populations but have yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Vaccine allergy? Experts say most past reactions not valid reason for exemptions
News/Canada/Hamilton: Allergists across the country have safely inoculated most patients who come into their clinics, regardless of allergy history, says an Ontario doctor who's noticed an uptick in requests for allergy assessments after the government began implementing COVID-19 vaccine certificates last month.
Quebec nurses refuse mandatory overtime this weekend as pandemic adds to pressure
News/Canada/Montreal: Quebec's largest nurses' union says more than 30,000 of its members across the province are refusing mandatory overtime this weekend. The union says it formally notified provincial and regional health authorities on Friday.