1. Israel doesn’t need the AstraZeneca jabs it ordered, says pandemic coordinator, govt trying to ‘divert them elsewhere’  RT
  2. Lineups at sunrise as Quebecers over 45 become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine  Montreal Gazette
  3. Montrealers line up bright and early for AstraZeneca vaccine after province expands access  Global News
  4. Coronavirus: Israel looks to re-route AstraZeneca vaccines  The Jerusalem Post
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Israel’s coronavirus response chief said the country is trying to divert millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine which have already been ordered, claiming the government has enough supply through to 2022.Israel’s coronavirus response chief said the country is trying to divert millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine which have already been ordered, claiming the government has enough supply through to 2022.

Israel doesn’t need the AstraZeneca jabs it ordered, says pandemic coordinator, govt trying to ‘divert them elsewhere’ — RT World News

Ontario hit a new single-day vaccination record Tuesday as those 40 and over rushed to get shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine made available to them through a lowered age threshold at pharmacies.Ontario hit a new single-day vaccination record Tuesday as those 40 and over rushed to get shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine made available to them through a lowered age threshold at pharmacies.

Coronavirus vaccine: Ontario hits new daily record of 136K+ shots as AstraZeneca goes ‘flying off shelves’ with lower age threshold | CP24.com

Calgary's large-scale immunization clinic reached capacity for the second day in a row as hundreds lined up to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine by walk-in or…

Hundreds line up for AstraZeneca; 1,699 new cases of COVID-19 reported | Calgary Herald

Hundreds line up for AstraZeneca; 1,699 new cases of COVID-19 reported

Hundreds line up for AstraZeneca in Calgary as Alberta clocks almost 1,700 new cases of COVID-19 | Calgary Herald

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

You shouldn't avoid this COVID-19 vaccine - Tri-City News

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

OTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer says new information on COVID-19 and variants prompted the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to suddenly cancel its planned announcement on who should get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The panel, known as NACI for short, is made up of vaccine experts who volunteer their time to make non-binding advice on how vaccines should be used in Canada. NACI was minutes away Tuesday afternoon from providing an update to its advice that AstraZeneca shouldn't be given to people under the age of 55 but the planned briefing was called off. Dr. Theresa Tam says it had nothing to do with the risk the vaccine may pose from rare blood clots, but the panel felt the new data on the virus and its variants of concern had to be taken into account. It is not known when NACI will now deliver that update, but at least five provinces didn't wait for the panel's advice before lowering the age cutoff for the AstraZeneca vaccine. British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario are all now giving it to people as young as 40 and in Quebec as young as 45. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2020. The Canadian PressOTTAWA — Canada's chief public health officer says new information on COVID-19 and variants prompted the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to suddenly cancel its planned announcement on who should get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The panel, known as NACI for short, is made up of vaccine experts who volunteer their time to make non-binding advice on how vaccines should be used in Canada. NACI was minutes away Tuesday afternoon from providing an update to its advice that AstraZeneca shouldn't be given to people under the age of 55 but the planned briefing was called off. Dr. Theresa Tam says it had nothing to do with the risk the vaccine may pose from rare blood clots, but the panel felt the new data on the virus and its variants of concern had to be taken into account. It is not known when NACI will now deliver that update, but at least five provinces didn't wait for the panel's advice before lowering the age cutoff for the AstraZeneca vaccine. British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario are all now giving it to people as young as 40 and in Quebec as young as 45. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 21, 2020. The Canadian Press

AstraZeneca advice from national panel delayed by new data on COVID-19 and variants

Canada's chief public health officer said today the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recently postponed a planned update to its AstraZeneca guidance because it wanted to incorporate new data about COVID-19 variants — not because of any developments concerning the product's safety.Canada's chief public health officer said today the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recently postponed a planned update to its AstraZeneca guidance because it wanted to incorporate new data about COVID-19 variants — not because of any developments concerning the product's safety.

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Tam noted the country has surpassed the milestone of administering 10-million doses of vaccine, though she admits there's still a long way to go.Tam noted the country has surpassed the milestone of administering 10-million doses of vaccine, though she admits there's still a long way to go.

NACI abruptly cancelled AstraZeneca update after receiving new data, Tam says - 680 NEWS

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As more Albertans receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, many are asking, "What's next?" Some patients are getting differing answers.As more Albertans receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, many are asking, "What's next?" Some patients are getting differing answers.

Some Albertans who already received 1st COVID-19 vaccine dose wonder when they’ll get 2nd shot | Globalnews.ca

Two of Canada's leading health officials say new recommendations for the use of this COVID-19 vaccine are imminent following a sidelined update.Committee cancelled media briefing earlier this week to review new data, says Canada's top doctor

What's the latest news on the AstraZeneca vaccine in Canada? - Richmond News

Canada's chief public health officer says new information on COVID-19 and variants prompted the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to suddenly cancel its planned announcement on who should get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.Canada's chief public health officer says new information on COVID-19 and variants prompted the National Advisory Committee on Immunization to suddenly cancel its planned announcement on who should get the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

AstraZeneca advice from national panel delayed by new data on COVID variants - Canada News - Castanet.net

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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

Pavithra Wanniarachchi, replying to an Opposition query in Parliament, said that at least six people had complained of having blood clots.Pavithra Wanniarachchi, replying to an Opposition query in Parliament, said that at least six people had complained of having blood clots.

Three Sri Lankans died of blood clots after COVID-19 jab: Health Minister- The New Indian Express

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Variants now make up 59 per cent of Alberta’s active casesVariants now make up 59 per cent of Alberta’s active cases

Highest daily count of 2021 so far: Alberta reports 1,699 COVID-19 cases – Red Deer Advocate

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COVID-19: Province lowers minimum age for AstraZeneca vaccine - FortSaskOnline.com

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The province has announced new legislation that will look to get hard-working Albertans their COVID-19 vaccination.The province has announced new legislation that will look to get hard-working Albertans their COVID-19 vaccination.

Alberta announces legislation allowing workers to take paid time off to get a COVID-19 vaccine - 660 NEWS

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OTTAWA — Governments are looking at new limits for travel both into and within Canada, as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to set heartbreaking records.OTTAWA — Governments are looking at new limits for travel both into and within Canada, as the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to set heartbreaking records.

Trudeau defends Canada's travel restrictions as effective but open to doing more - Coast Reporter

Quebec has lowered the age requirement for the AstraZeneca vaccine from 55 to 45, while British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario are going with 40.Quebec has lowered the age requirement for the AstraZeneca vaccine from 55 to 45, while British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario are going with 40.

Why does the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine age limit differ across provinces? | Globalnews.ca

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Anyone in the Grande Prairie region over the age of 40 can now get a dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine via ... more ›

AstraZeneca vaccine available to walk-in appointments in Grande Prairie - My Grande Prairie Now

New legislation introduced by the Alberta Government allows paid leave for full-time and part-time employees to get their COVID-19 vaccinations. New legislation introduced by the Alberta Government allows paid leave for full-time and part-time employees to get their COVID-19 vaccinations.

New legislation gives Albertans 3 hours of paid leave to get COVID-19 vaccine | CTV News

Syria's government has received its first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines through the global COVAX initiative, with almost 200,000 doses of the AstraZeneca (AZN.L) shot, U.N officials said on Thursday.Syria's government has received its first delivery of COVID-19 vaccines through the global COVAX initiative, with almost 200,000 doses of the AstraZeneca (AZN.L) shot, U.N officials said on Thursday.

Syria gets 200,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine under COVAX scheme - U.N. officials | Reuters

"We all must continue to work together on behalf of our loved ones, neighbours, co-workers and communities to bend the curve & drive cases down provincewide."

COVID-19: Variants make up nearly 60% of Alberta's active cases with 1,332 in last 24 hours | Edmonton Journal

COVID-19: Variants make up nearly 60% of Alberta's active cases with 1,332 in last 24 hours

COVID-19: Variants make up nearly 60% of Alberta's active cases with 1,332 in last 24 hours | Edmonton Journal

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No announcement of an halt to the vaccination programme has been made.No announcement of an halt to the vaccination programme has been made.

Sri Lanka reports six cases of blood clots among AstraZeneca vaccine recipients, 3 dead | World News,The Indian Express

No announcement of an halt to the vaccination programme has been made.No announcement of an halt to the vaccination programme has been made.

Sri Lanka reports six cases of blood clots among AstraZeneca vaccine recipients, 3 dead | World News,The Indian Express

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

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Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam is warning against relaxing COVID-19 measures too quickly, suggesting the second vaccine dose will be key.Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam is warning against relaxing COVID-19 measures too quickly, suggesting the second vaccine dose will be key.

First-dose COVID-19 vaccinations may not be enough to fully re-open, says Tam

Ontario expands AstraZeneca availability to citizens aged 40 and olderOntario expands AstraZeneca availability to citizens aged 40 and older

More choices for Sudbury residents who want to access pharmacies for COVID-19 vaccine - Sudbury News

The largest crowds for the AstraZeneca vaccine formed at Montreal's Olympic Stadium and the Palais des congrès.

Lineups at sunrise as Quebecers over 45 become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine | Montreal Gazette

Lineups at sunrise as Quebecers over 45 become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine

Lineups at sunrise as Quebecers over 45 become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine | Montreal Gazette

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Dr. Theresa Tam said the hold up had nothing to do with the risk the vaccine may pose from rare blood clots

New data delays recommendation on AstraZeneca vaccine for Canadians | National Post

New data delays recommendation on AstraZeneca vaccine for Canadians | National Post

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

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With today's new cases, there are now 18,481 active COVID-19 infections in Alberta. 476 individuals are in hospital due to the virus, including 105 in ICU.With today's new cases, there are now 18,481 active COVID-19 infections in Alberta. 476 individuals are in hospital due to the virus, including 105 in ICU.

Alberta reports 1,345 new COVID-19 cases as vaccine rollout "picks up pace" | 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