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Yukoners ages six months to five years eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

Yukoners ages six months to five years eligible for COVID-19 vaccines

WHITEHORSE — Youngsters in Yukon will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines toward the end of this month.
New COVID outbreaks more than doubled in Ontario LTC homes since last weekly report

New COVID outbreaks more than doubled in Ontario LTC homes since last weekly report

TORONTO — New COVID-19 outbreaks more than doubled in Ontario long-term care homes in the first week of July, Public Health Ontario says, as the sector sees the impact of a seventh virus wave.
UK to offer 4th COVID-19 vaccine shot to all 50 and over

UK to offer 4th COVID-19 vaccine shot to all 50 and over

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Friday that everyone 50 or over will be offered a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine in the fall, lowering the age threshold from the previously announced 65.

COVID-19: Quebec reports 11 more deaths, 27-patient rise in hospitalizations

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 11 more deaths linked to COVID-19 and a 27-patient increase in hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.
Warsaw mayor has COVID-19, again. Calls for preventive plan

Warsaw mayor has COVID-19, again. Calls for preventive plan

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The mayor of Poland's capital, Warsaw, said Friday he has COVID-19. Again. Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski said on Twitter the virus seems to be “even more treacherous and contagious” then before and its symptoms are far from banal.

B.C. opens registry for children, aged 6 months to 4 years, to get COVID-19 vaccine

VICTORIA — Vaccine clinics for British Columbia children aged six months to four years will open next month after Health Canada's approval of Moderna's COVID-19 shot for kids.
Parent education key to COVID vaccine uptake among youngest kids, says expert

Parent education key to COVID vaccine uptake among youngest kids, says expert

Just thinking about her two-year-old getting her first COVID-19 shot is enough to make Katie Gibbs tear up with relief.
Quebec COVID-19 transmission still high but stabilizing: Health Department

Quebec COVID-19 transmission still high but stabilizing: Health Department

MONTREAL — COVID-19 transmission in Quebec remains high, though the situation is stabilizing in certain parts of the province, a senior public health official said Thursday.

Ontario expects supply of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for youngest kids late next week

TORONTO — Ontario expects to receive supply of COVID-19 vaccines for children between the ages of six months and five years by "late next week.
'Just doing my part': Newly-eligible Ontarians start booking fourth COVID-19 shots

'Just doing my part': Newly-eligible Ontarians start booking fourth COVID-19 shots

TORONTO — Ontarians eager to get their fourth COVID-19 vaccinations lined up outside clinics and waited in online queues on Thursday as the province opened access for the shots to all adults. As of 8 a.m.