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Feds hoping for AstraZeneca shots this week as Pfizer-BioNTech prepare next delivery

Feds hoping for AstraZeneca shots this week as Pfizer-BioNTech prepare next delivery

Canada has ordered 24 million doses of the vaccine, with the majority to be delivered from the United States between April and September.
Health Canada approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

Health Canada approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

Canada is to get 20 million doses of AstraZeneca between April and September.
Top doctor says vaccines could allow toughest restrictions to lift before September

Top doctor says vaccines could allow toughest restrictions to lift before September

"It will it even (be) before September, I think, depending on a number of factors, such as vaccine uptake, ongoing monitoring of other variants, and how vaccine coverage is provided."
Canada to receive record 640K vaccine doses this week with Pfizer, Moderna deliveries

Canada to receive record 640K vaccine doses this week with Pfizer, Moderna deliveries

The expected influx of vaccine shots follows news on Friday that the millionth Canadian had received a first dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.
COVID-19 variants could fuel surge of 20K daily cases if restrictions eased: feds

COVID-19 variants could fuel surge of 20K daily cases if restrictions eased: feds

The Public Health Agency of Canada released modelling suggesting that while infections continue to decline nationally, the spread of virus mutations threatens to reverse that progress.
Kentucky storm holds up Canadian vaccine delivery as shipper hurries to catch up

Kentucky storm holds up Canadian vaccine delivery as shipper hurries to catch up

Health Canada says provinces expecting deliveries of Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine can expect them to arrive at least a day behind schedule but all doses will be in the country by Friday.
Frustrated with government efforts, business groups push plan to avoid lockdowns

Frustrated with government efforts, business groups push plan to avoid lockdowns

Among the items on the group's agenda will be coming up with ways to encourage employees to get vaccinated and protocols for using rapid tests.
Federal data gives most detailed picture yet of where CERB went in Edmonton

Federal data gives most detailed picture yet of where CERB went in Edmonton

An analysis of federal data by The Canadian Press shows that the city had on average 148,479 recipients during each four-week pay period for the pandemic aid.
Federal data gives most detailed picture yet of where CERB went in Calgary

Federal data gives most detailed picture yet of where CERB went in Calgary

An analysis of federal data by The Canadian Press shows that the city had on average 166,593 recipients during each four-week pay period for the pandemic aid.
Feds expect Pfizer to start ramping up vaccine deliveries to Canada this week

Feds expect Pfizer to start ramping up vaccine deliveries to Canada this week

The expected delivery will represent the single largest shipment to Canada since the start of the pandemic as Pfizer continues scaling up production after a month-long slowdown while it expanded a plant in Belgium.