1. Quebec drops minimum age to 45 for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, extends lockdown measures  Global News
  2. Lineups at sunrise as Quebecers over 45 become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine  Montreal Gazette
  3. View Full coverage on Google News
Quebec is following in the footsteps of other provinces that have decided to widen access to the AstraZeneca vaccine.Quebec is following in the footsteps of other provinces that have decided to widen access to the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Quebec drops minimum age to 45 for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, extends lockdown measures | Globalnews.ca

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.

www.cbc.ca

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 I were running the province right now, two questions would keep me up at night:  Are we getting the data from Public Health and Alberta Health Services that…

Brian Jean: It shouldn't be politics as usual when dealing with COVID | Edmonton Journal

Brian Jean: It shouldn't be politics as usual when dealing with COVID

Brian Jean: It shouldn't be politics as usual when dealing with COVID | Edmonton Journal

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.

edmontonjournal.com

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

edmontonjournal.com

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

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

lethbridgenewsnow.com

www.country94.ca

With Ontario now allowing adults aged 40 and older to sign up for AstraZeneca COVID-19 appointments, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland are in the process of booking their first doses, as opposition leaders schedule their shots too. With Ontario now allowing adults aged 40 and older to sign up for AstraZeneca COVID-19 appointments, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland are in the process of booking their first doses, as opposition leaders schedule their shots too.

PM, opposition leaders booking AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine appointments | CTV News

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.

Justin Trudeau's COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Could Happen Soon - Narcity

The long lines come after the provincial government expanded access to that brand of vaccine by dropping the minimum age requirement to 45 and older.The long lines come after the provincial government expanded access to that brand of vaccine by dropping the minimum age requirement to 45 and older.

Montrealers line up bright and early for AstraZeneca vaccine after province expands access | Globalnews.ca

As the province reports an additional 1,345 cases of COVID-19, 816 of which are variants of concern, Dr. Deena Hinshaw the B.1.1.7 variant is now the dominant strain in Alberta.As the province reports an additional 1,345 cases of COVID-19, 816 of which are variants of concern, Dr. Deena Hinshaw the B.1.1.7 variant is now the dominant strain in Alberta.

B.1.1.7 variant now dominant strain in Alberta, P.1 variant picking up steam: Hinshaw - 660 NEWS

Watch Legault announces extension of COVID-19 emergency measures in 3 Quebec regions Video Online, on GlobalNews.caWatch Legault announces extension of COVID-19 emergency measures in 3 Quebec regions Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca

Legault announces extension of COVID-19 emergency measures in 3 Quebec regions | Watch News Videos Online

www.theglobeandmail.com

Follow this page for updates and breaking news on coronavirus throughout the day

COVID-19 Live Updates: News on coronavirus in Calgary for April 21 | Calgary Herald

COVID-19 Live Updates: News on coronavirus in Calgary for April 21

COVID-19 Update: City to plow surplus into recovery effort | Border towns brace for brake on B.C. travel | 1,345 new cases Tuesday | Calgary Herald

lethbridgenewsnow.com

www.thelocal.de

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.

Kelowna pharmacies running out of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - Kelowna News - Castanet.net

chatnewstoday.ca

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

Health Unit comments on AstraZeneca vaccine now available to Ontarians 40 and up - North Bay News

Ten million doses were ordered, but officials now wary amid blood clot fears; legal authorities looking at reselling units to other countriesTen million doses were ordered, but officials now wary amid blood clot fears; legal authorities looking at reselling units to other countries

Israel reportedly seeking to cancel deal for AstraZeneca vaccines | The Times of Israel

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

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

Trudeau, Freeland seeking AstraZeneca shots as they become age-eligible with others - Medicine Hat NewsMedicine Hat News

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

Beginning in the morning of April 21, the AstraZeneca vaccine will be available to anyone 45 and older in Quebec, Premier François Legault announced Tuesday. Anyone who is in the age group and wants to get the AstraZeneca vaccine will need to register for an appointment via Clic Santé. Editor's Choice: A Quebec Bus Stop Was Just Named The 'Sorriest Bus Stop In North America' Legault reiterated that the AstraZeneca vaccine is "very safe" and "very effective." Previously, the eligible age group was 55 and over. Quebec is currently at steps eight and nine of its vaccine rollout plan, including people with chronic health problems and essential workers. 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.To people age 45 and older.

AstraZeneca Vaccine To Be Available To Quebecers 45 & Older - MTL Blog

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

Follow this page for updates and breaking news on coronavirus throughout the day.

COVID-19 Live Updates: News on coronavirus in Calgary for April 20 | Calgary Herald

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

Tuesday marked the first day those born in 1981 or earlier could book an appointment to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.Tuesday marked the first day those born in 1981 or earlier could book an appointment to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Alberta records 1,345 new COVID-19 cases, books 36K AstraZeneca vaccine appointments Tuesday | Globalnews.ca

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

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

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.

Factbox: Some countries limit AstraZeneca vaccine use, EU findings on J&J shot expected | Reuters

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

Ontario pharmacies begin offering AstraZeneca vaccine today to those 40 and older - Kitchener News

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

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 . . .

AstraZeneca vaccine now available to B.C. residents over 40 | Times Colonist

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

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

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

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

Pressure on hospitals from third wave of pandemic brings new approach to slowing spread.Pressure on hospitals from third wave of pandemic brings new approach to slowing spread.

BC Changes COVID Course: Travel Bans and Vaccine for Those Over 40 | The Tyee

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Monday the province expects to face a delay in the supply of AstraZeneca Plc COVID-19 vaccine, as he faces significant blowback for his handling of the pandemic in Ontario. "The Premier was notified today by our officials to be prepared for delays to two shipments of AstraZeneca expected from the federal government later this month and next," a statement from Ford's office said. Ford has faced widespread criticism in recent days as Ontario's pandemic spirals out of control, and he has sought to shift the blame to the sluggish supply of vaccines coming from the federal government.Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Monday the province expects to face a delay in the supply of AstraZeneca Plc COVID-19 vaccine, as he faces significant blowback for his handling of the pandemic in Ontario. "The Premier was notified today by our officials to be prepared for delays to two shipments of AstraZeneca expected from the federal government later this month and next," a statement from Ford's office said. Ford has faced widespread criticism in recent days as Ontario's pandemic spirals out of control, and he has sought to shift the blame to the sluggish supply of vaccines coming from the federal government.

Ontario complains of more vaccine delays as premier under fire for third COVID wave

John Horgan announced new restrictions that prohibit people from travelling outside their health authority to stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19: B.C. issues travel restrictions, lowers age for AstraZeneca | Vancouver Sun