Toronto flu shots

Dr de Villa urges all Torontonians to get flu shots

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Toronto – Dr Eileen de Villa, the City of Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, is urging residents to get their influenza (flu) vaccine now to maximize their protection against the flu virus and avoid having the flu as an “uninvited guest” at holiday celebrations. If the current pattern of confirmed influenza infections in Toronto continues, the risk of flu infection …

Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett

Canada-wide network to support mental health, substance use services

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The Integrated Youth Services Network of Networks connects integrated youth service hubs across Canada to create a learning health system to improve health outcomes for youth Toronto – Research shows that 75% of mental illness begins before age 25. There is a need to make sure that young people have the mental health and substance use support they need, when …

Scientists grow mini eyes in lab using stem cells

Scientists grow ‘mini eyes’ in lab using stem cells

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London – Researchers and scientists at the University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (UCL GOS ICH) have developed human eyes to understand a rare genetic disorder called Usher syndrome, that causes blindness. They have grown these mini eyes in the lab from stem cells.

Moderna COVID 19 vaccines

JAPAN APPROVES PARTIAL CHANGE TO NEW DRUG AUTHORIZATION FOR MODERNA

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CAMBRIDGE – Moderna, Inc, a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced that it has received approval from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) in Japan for a partial change to a new drug application for its Omicron-targeting bivalent COVID-19 booster, mRNA-1273.222 (Spikevax Bivalent Original/Omicron BA.4-5) in adults 18 years and older. Spikevax Bivalent Original/Omicron BA.4-5 …

Antimicrobial Awareness Week Canada

Dr Theresa Tam on World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

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Ottawa – From November 18 to 24, 2022, we recognized the annual World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW). This year’s campaign called for cross-sectoral collaboration to preserve the efficacy of these important medications and to strengthen preventive measures addressing antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR is already having a significant burden on human health, our health care system, and the economy. Over 14,000 …

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Vaccines for Covid-19: How to get vaccinated

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Ottawa – It’s important to stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations to reduce the risks of severe illness and death from COVID-19. You can do this by getting your first vaccine doses (primary series) and staying vaccinated with booster doses. Vaccine protection can decrease over time. If it’s been 6 months or more since your last vaccine dose or …

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

2021 Annual Report of Patented Medicine Prices Review Board

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Ottawa – Jean-Yves Duclos, Federal Minister of Health, tabled the 2021 Annual Report of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) with the Clerks of the Senate and the House of Commons on Friday. The 2021 Annual Report outlines the continuing rise in the sales of high-cost medicines in Canada. Sales of patented medicines were $17.4 billion in 2021, driven …

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Ottawa to support youth mental health under $100m Covid-19 med help

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Funding is part of a commitment of $100 million to support those most affected by COVID-19 Ottawa – There is no health without mental health. While many Canadians struggle with mental health issues, certain groups in Canada are more likely to face disproportionate challenges accessing mental health supports because of racism, discrimination, socio-economic status or social exclusion. The Government of Canada …

Vax for seniors

Toronto teams up with Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall to get seniors vaccinated

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Toronto – Toronto Public Health, Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall pharmacies are teaming up to provide walk-in COVID-19 and flu vaccination clinics at select pharmacy locations across Toronto for people age 50 and older as part of the pharmacies’ seniors’ health days. On Thursday, November 24 and Thursday, December 8, walk-in clinics at Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Toronto will …