B.C. designates pregnant people as priority group for COVID-19 vaccination

B.C. designates pregnant people as priority group for COVID-19 vaccination

B.C. designates pregnant people as priority group for COVID-19 vaccination

"My hope is that knowing vaccines are safe and effective at any point in pregnancy will encourage those who are now pregnant to take the opportunity to get vaccinated".

Ontario's closure of outdoor recreational facilities will remain in place until COVID-19 cases decline significantly, the government said Tuesday.

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"All Health Canada-approved vaccines are safe and effective, and I encourage everyone to register and receive their vaccine as soon as they are eligible".

"This is good news for all of us".

Canada expects to receive more than two million doses of the Pfizer vaccine each week throughout the month of May and close to 2.5 million doses each week in the month of June.

Health Minister Adrian Dix confirmed 276,000 doses a week of Pfizer vaccine was to arrive in May, plus hundreds of thousands of doses of Moderna. The U.S. government has already ordered 100 million additional doses of these vaccines through July 31.

The dates highlighted in blue are when the spring melt may have affected the data
The dates highlighted in blue are when the spring melt may have affected the data

It is the highest daily increase in deaths since February 16 and the second straight day with less than 3,000 new cases.

27,710: The number of Ottawa residents who have received their second vaccine dose, about three per cent of the city's population.

There are 486 people in hospital, 173 of whom are in critical care.

The health authority's announcement comes one day after provincial health officials announced 2,174 new test-positive COVID-19 cases since Friday.

Dr. Deborah Money, a professor in the University of British Columbia's department of obstetrics and gynecology leading the national research project, said about 50 to 60 pregnant women are being diagnosed with COVID-19 in B.C. every week.

Henry said the despite the increasing numbers of people immunized and improving case numbers, there will be no large indoor or outdoor events this summer, winter or fall.

Tuesday marked the smallest daily increase of new cases since April 1 and the first time the province reported fewer than 3,000 cases since April 5.

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