1. Trudeau says he wants an AstraZeneca shot, but a supply crunch could be coming  CBC.ca
  2. Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday  CBC.ca
  3. Ottawa Public Health reports 186 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday  CTV News Ottawa
  4. New COVID-19 cases in Ontario drop below 3500 as hospitalizations climb higher  CTV Toronto
  5. LILLEY: Trudeau to blame for Canada's vaccine debacle  Toronto Sun
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today his office was busy working the phones to secure him an appointment for the AstraZeneca shot at an Ottawa pharmacy now that the age restrictions have been adjusted in Ontario. But Trudeau will have to act quickly — the country's limited AstraZeneca stockpile is quickly running low.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today his office was busy working the phones to secure him an appointment for the AstraZeneca shot at an Ottawa pharmacy now that the age restrictions have been adjusted in Ontario. But Trudeau will have to act quickly — the country's limited AstraZeneca stockpile is quickly running low.

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At what point will Canadians wake up to the fact that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has failed us completely on the vaccine front?

LILLEY: Trudeau to blame for Canada's vaccine debacle | Toronto Sun

LILLEY: Trudeau to blame for Canada's vaccine debacle

LILLEY: Trudeau to blame for Canada's vaccine debacle | Toronto Sun

If you are a member of Generation X feel free to relish the thought of denying some older dawdler their dose.

Colby Cosh: Fine, fussy Boomers, we'll take your AstraZeneca vaccine | National Post

Colby Cosh: Fine, fussy Boomers, we'll take your AstraZeneca vaccine | National Post

We've already seen major festivals like the Edmonton Folk Fest and the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose cancelled. For many people, these festivals are part of any best summer ever.

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David Staples: Will Alberta Premier Kenney deliver on his make-or-break "Best Summer Ever" promise?

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You shouldn't avoid this coronavirus vaccineThe benefits far outweigh the risks

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With Gen X turning out in droves for the AstraZeneca vaccine, what do you need to be on the lookout for in terms of side effects? What’s normal, and what’s not?With Gen X turning out in droves for the AstraZeneca vaccine, what do you need to be on the lookout for in terms of side effects? What’s normal, and what’s not?

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It's been revealed that Justin Trudeau's COVID-19 vaccine appointment might be happening soon now that eligibility has changed in Ontario. During a discussion with pharmacists from across the country, he said he looks forward to being given a vaccine dose by a pharmacist as soon as he can and later in the day he said he's been working to get himself an appointment. Editor's Choice: Rogers Just Revealed Exactly What Went Wrong During That Giant Outage On April 20, Ontario opened up a new eligibility group for the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged 40 years and older which means more people, including Trudeau, can now get a dose at a pharmacy. He said that he gets a flu shot every year at his nearby pharmacy and the experience "is always unbelievably positive." Trudeau also noted that if he can encourage Canadians to know that getting a vaccine is safe and the right thing to do by getting a dose himself then he's "looking forward to that." Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccines and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.The PM is looking forward to getting his dose.

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OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland joined millions of generation X Canadians trying to nab a vaccine appointment at a pharmacy Tuesday. Trudeau, 49, and Freeland, 52, became suddenly eligible when Ontario lowered the age to get an Oxford-AstraZeneca shot at a pharmacy to people 40 years old and

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Multiple Shoppers Drug Mart locations, including one in Mississauga (2470 Hurontario Street) and six in Brampton, will start offering COVID-19 vaccinations around the clock. On April 20, the Ontario government announced that 20 Shoppers locations will offer 24/7 COVID-19 vaccinations for individuals aged 40 and over, with the majority of participating pharmacies located in hot spot communities.

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick confirmed on Tuesday a first case in the province a patient experiencing blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The patient in their 30s received the vaccine in mid-March, before its use was limited to people over the age of 55, chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell said in a statement, adding that the individual has recovered. She said health officials have confirmed "a case of a rare blood clot associated with low platelets known as vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia." “While every adverse reaction is unfortunate, it is important to remember that these blood clots are extremely rare,” Russell later told reporters in Fredericton. “The vaccine helps prevent the much higher risks associated with COVID-19 infections.” She said New Brunswick will continue to provide the AstraZeneca vaccine to people 55 and older. New Brunswick on Tuesday reported no new cases of COVID-19 for the first time in more than one month. The province has 139 active reported infections and 21 patients in hospital with the disease, including eight in intensive care. A portion of the Edmundston region in the northwestern part of New Brunswick has been under a lockdown for 10 days and has the majority of the active reported cases in the province. Russell said travel continues to be the biggest factor in the spread of the novel coronavirus. "Travel is riskier now than at any other time during the pandemic," she said. "If you are going to travel, you must be prepared to properly self-isolate away from your loved ones for an entire two-week period. If you can't do that, then you really shouldn't travel." Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said the Atlantic premiers may delay the reopening of the regional travel bubble beyond May 3. The bubble would allow residents of Atlantic Canada to travel freely between the four provinces without having to isolate. Shephard said people 65 and older in New Brunswick can now schedule an appointment for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. There will be 19,000 spaces available at clinics over the next two weeks, she added. Meanwhile, Shephard said she has issued a call for health-care workers available to respond to a request for help from Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Ontario is hard-hit by a third wave of COVID-19 that is putting its health-care system under tremendous strain. "We are seeking individuals who have the necessary skills and are able to go to Ontario to assist with their health-care efforts," Shephard said. "Specifically, Ontario is in need of nurses, respiratory therapists, perfusionists and anesthesia assistants. "While New Brunswick does not have the available resources within the regional health authorities, any health-care workers who are retired or working outside the health-care system are being encouraged to assist," the minister said. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 20, 2021. Kevin Bissett, The Canadian PressFREDERICTON — New Brunswick confirmed on Tuesday a first case in the province a patient experiencing blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The patient in their 30s received the vaccine in mid-March, before its use was limited to people over the age of 55, chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell said in a statement, adding that the individual has recovered. She said health officials have confirmed "a case of a rare blood clot associated with low platelets known as vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia." “While every adverse reaction is unfortunate, it is important to remember that these blood clots are extremely rare,” Russell later told reporters in Fredericton. “The vaccine helps prevent the much higher risks associated with COVID-19 infections.” She said New Brunswick will continue to provide the AstraZeneca vaccine to people 55 and older. New Brunswick on Tuesday reported no new cases of COVID-19 for the first time in more than one month. The province has 139 active reported infections and 21 patients in hospital with the disease, including eight in intensive care. A portion of the Edmundston region in the northwestern part of New Brunswick has been under a lockdown for 10 days and has the majority of the active reported cases in the province. Russell said travel continues to be the biggest factor in the spread of the novel coronavirus. "Travel is riskier now than at any other time during the pandemic," she said. "If you are going to travel, you must be prepared to properly self-isolate away from your loved ones for an entire two-week period. If you can't do that, then you really shouldn't travel." Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said the Atlantic premiers may delay the reopening of the regional travel bubble beyond May 3. The bubble would allow residents of Atlantic Canada to travel freely between the four provinces without having to isolate. Shephard said people 65 and older in New Brunswick can now schedule an appointment for their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. There will be 19,000 spaces available at clinics over the next two weeks, she added. Meanwhile, Shephard said she has issued a call for health-care workers available to respond to a request for help from Ontario Premier Doug Ford. Ontario is hard-hit by a third wave of COVID-19 that is putting its health-care system under tremendous strain. "We are seeking individuals who have the necessary skills and are able to go to Ontario to assist with their health-care efforts," Shephard said. "Specifically, Ontario is in need of nurses, respiratory therapists, perfusionists and anesthesia assistants. "While New Brunswick does not have the available resources within the regional health authorities, any health-care workers who are retired or working outside the health-care system are being encouraged to assist," the minister said. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 20, 2021. Kevin Bissett, The Canadian Press

New Brunswick reports first case of 'rare blood clot' related to AstraZeneca vaccine

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Alberta added 1,345 cases of COVID-19 and five deaths on Tuesday.Alberta added 1,345 cases of COVID-19 and five deaths on Tuesday.

Alberta reports 1,345 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths | CTV News

The Oxford-AstraZeneca ­vaccine is now available to ­people age 40 and older in B.C.Concerns about rare ­vaccine-induced blood clots had prompted the government to limit the use of the vaccine to . . .The Oxford-AstraZeneca ­vaccine is now available to ­people age 40 and older in B.C.Concerns about rare ­vaccine-induced blood clots had prompted the government to limit the use of the vaccine to . . .

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A local pharmacist says said he is unsure when the Okanagan will be receiving more AstraZeneca vaccines, but supports the government's decision.A local pharmacist says said he is unsure when the Okanagan will be receiving more AstraZeneca vaccines, but supports the government's decision.

Okanagan pharmacist reacts to no new AstraZeneca vaccines for region - Okanagan | Globalnews.ca

A local pharmacist says said he is unsure when the Okanagan will be receiving more AstraZeneca vaccines, but supports the government's decision.

Okanagan pharmacist reacts to no new AstraZeneca vaccines for region - Okanagan | Globalnews.ca

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said targeting communities with high rates of COVID-19 could reduce transmission and reduce the strain on…

COVID-19: B.C. lowers eligibility for AstraZeneca vaccine, targets COVID-19 hot spot communities with priority vaccinations | Vancouver Sun

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On Tuesday, one neighbouring province announced it is shutting down its border with New Brunswick for non-essential travel. On Tuesday, one neighbouring province announced it is shutting down its border with New Brunswick for non-essential travel. 

New Brunswick reports 1st blood clot linked to AstraZeneca, no new COVID-19 cases - New Brunswick | Globalnews.ca

EL PAÍS compares the likelihood of developing a blood clot from the Janssen and AstraZeneca injections with the probability of suffering a serious case of the disease, according to each demographicEL PAÍS compares the likelihood of developing a blood clot from the Janssen and AstraZeneca injections with the probability of suffering a serious case of the disease, according to each demographic

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There are more questions than answers as to when more doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be sent to pharmacies in the B.C. Interior. There are more questions than answers as to when more doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine will be sent to pharmacies in the B.C. Interior.

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While Health Canada has given the all clear for any adult to get the AstraZeneca shot, NACI has yet to alter their recommendations.While Health Canada has given the all clear for any adult to get the AstraZeneca shot, NACI has yet to alter their recommendations.

Ontario pharmacies begin offering AstraZeneca vaccine today - Sudbury News

DiscoverAirdrie.com is Airdrie, Alberta's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.DiscoverAirdrie.com is Airdrie, Alberta's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Kenney addresses questions on if Alberta looks to implement stronger measures, much like BC - DiscoverAirdrie.com

The Health Unit's "strong recommendation is to get the first COVID-19 vaccine available to you."Read the full story and comment on BayToday

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While a maximum of 3.1 million COVID vaccines could be administered in Canada every week, Canada’s vaccine rollout is only operating at about half capacity, with 1.8 million people (58 per cent of 3.1 million) getting a shot in the last seven days. The maximum number is based on a survey of provinces’ and territories’ […]

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B.C. is planning to implement restrictions on inter-provincial travel, and will be posting signs along the Alberta border advising against non-essential entry into the province.B.C. is planning to implement restrictions on inter-provincial travel, and will be posting signs along the Alberta border advising against non-essential entry into the province.

Alberta ‘respects’ B.C.’s decision to restrict travel as legalities of measure questioned | Globalnews.ca

Watch AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine offered to those 40 and over in Alberta Video Online, on GlobalNews.caWatch AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine offered to those 40 and over in Alberta Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca

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About 25 per cent of people hospitalized with COVID-19 develop a blood clot, Kenney said. The risk for an Aztra-Zeneca linked blood clot is barely 0.0003 per…

Demand for AstraZeneca vaccine spikes as age limit drops in Alberta | Calgary Herald

Demand for AstraZeneca vaccine spikes as age limit drops in Alberta

Demand for AstraZeneca vaccine spikes as age limit drops in Alberta | Calgary Herald

Montreal registers fewest cases since November, but the situation is still "too fragile" to move the curfew back to 9:30 p.m., Legault says.

COVID-19 updates, April 20: Starting Wednesday, Quebecers 45 and up can get AstraZeneca vaccine | Montreal Gazette

COVID-19 updates, April 20: Starting Wednesday, Quebecers 45 and up can get AstraZeneca vaccine

COVID-19 updates, April 20: Starting Wednesday, Quebecers 45 and up can get AstraZeneca vaccine | Montreal Gazette

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The Swedish health authority has confirmed that it will continue to pause the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for under-65s amid concerns about the risk of blood clots.The Swedish health authority has confirmed that it will continue to pause the use of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for under-65s amid concerns about the risk of blood clots.

Sweden to offer under-65s alternative to AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab amid concerns about side effect risks — RT World News

Nearly one in four Canadians expressed some degree of vaccine hesitancy, said the nationwide Insights West poll, with concerns ranging from the side effects of the vaccines to a belief vaccines are not effective and COVID-19 isn't a serious disease.

Majority of Canadians plan to get COVID-19 shots, but hesitancy common | Vancouver Sun

Majority of Canadians plan to get COVID-19 shots, but hesitancy common

COVID-19: Majority of Canadians plan to get vaccine, but hesitancy and misinformation common, says poll | Vancouver Sun

Some countries are restricting use of the AstraZeneca (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine to certain age groups, or suspending use, after European and British regulators confirmed possible links to rare blood clots.Some countries are restricting use of the AstraZeneca (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine to certain age groups, or suspending use, after European and British regulators confirmed possible links to rare blood clots.

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On Monday, more provinces announced they would expand access to the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot, following on the heels of Alberta and Ontario.On Monday, more provinces announced they would expand access to the Oxford-AstraZeneca shot, following on the heels of Alberta and Ontario.

More provinces announce plans to lower age of eligibility for AstraZeneca vaccine - CityNews Toronto

The receptiveness to the shot from the younger age group represents a stark contrast to the surrounding uncertainty in recent weeksThe receptiveness to the shot from the younger age group represents a stark contrast to the surrounding uncertainty in recent weeks

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North Vancouver’s Kim Coleman opted for a special event to mark her 45th birthday on Friday: she booked an AstraZeneca vaccination at her local pharmacy.North Vancouver’s Kim Coleman opted for a special event to mark her 45th birthday on Friday: she booked an AstraZeneca vaccination at her local pharmacy.

North Shore Gen Xers sign up for AstraZeneca vaccine - North Shore News

Federal leaders are lining up to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, as provinces lower the age of eligibility for people receiving the AstraZeneca shot.Federal leaders are lining up to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, as provinces lower the age of eligibility for people receiving the AstraZeneca shot.

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Some people who became eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine on Tuesday reported being turned away from a Calgary walk-in vaccination clinic, as spots quickly…

AstraZeneca walk-in appointments fill up quickly at Calgary clinic | Calgary Herald

AstraZeneca walk-in appointments fill up quickly at Calgary clinic

Calgary walk-in spots fill up quickly as AHS reports high uptake of AstraZeneca vaccine | Calgary Herald

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A total of seven communities in Surrey and Delta will be targetedA total of seven communities in Surrey and Delta will be targeted

Parts of Surrey, North Delta to get AstraZeneca vaccines for people ages 40+ – Surrey Now-Leader