XBB.1.5 variant

Pandemic continues to create anxiety for many Canadians

eAwaz Health

Ottawa – The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create stress and anxiety for many Canadians, particularly those who do not have ready access to their regular support networks. Through the Wellness Together Canada online portal, people of all ages across the country can access immediate, free and confidential mental health and substance use supports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. PocketWell, …

Kids vaccination

Toronto Public Health provides lifesaving school-based vax 

eAwaz Medicine

Toronto – Toronto Public Health’s (TPH) #VAXToClass campaign is off to a successful start. From September 26 to October 14, TPH provided lifesaving school-based vaccines to 3,178 students through 86 school-based vaccination clinics. A total of 7,775 doses of vaccine were administered, including: 2,761 Meningococcal vaccines, 2,813 Human Papillomavirus vaccines and 2,201 Hepatitis B vaccines. TPH plans to reach 44,000 …

VAXToClass student immunization clinics

VAXToClass student immunization clinics

eAwaz Medicine

Toronto – Toronto Public Health’s (TPH) #VAXToClass campaign has returned to bring lifesaving school-based vaccines back to grade 7 and 8 classrooms. Parents and students will receive information about clinic opportunities and consent forms directly from their children’s schools. Free and safe Meningococcal vaccines (that prevent meningitis), Human Papillomavirus vaccines (that prevent cancers) and Hepatitis B vaccines (that prevent liver …

City run immunization clinics

Toronto ready to administer bivalent Covid-19 booster doses

eAwaz Medicine

Toronto – Ontario Ministry of Health issued recommendations for the use of the Moderna Spikevax® Bivalent (50mcg) COVID-19 vaccine (bivalent) and Toronto Public Health (TPH) is prepared for the next phase of its vaccination campaign. More information is available on the Province’s newsroom webpage . Beginning today, at 8 a.m., COVID-19 bivalent booster dose appointments at TPH vaccination clinics are available …

Public Health Agency of Canada

Chief Public Health Officer says Covid cases are decreasing

eAwaz Health

Ottawa – COVID-19 disease activity indicators, including weekly case counts have been declining for the past few weeks and many areas of the country appear to be at or past the peak of their current wave activity. However, some regional variability in disease and severity trends is being observed, including in wastewater signals and hospitalisation numbers. Similar to previous waves, lagging severity indicators are …

Moderna Spikevax

Health Canada on Moderna’s Spikevax Covid-19 vaccine

eAwaz Medicine

Ottawa – The vaccine is approved for people who are 6 years of age and older. Its safety and effectiveness in people younger than 6 years of age have not yet been established. Effectiveness Clinical trials showed that beginning 2 weeks after the second dose, the Moderna Spikevax® COVID vaccine was: 94.1% effective in protecting trial participants aged 18 and above …

Public Health Ontario

Toronto holds vax clinics to protect community against monkeypox

eAwaz Medicine

Toronto – Toronto Public Health (TPH) is holding the first of a series of community-based vaccination clinics to curb the spread of the monkeypox virus. Working together with the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) and other community partners, vaccination clinics will be held over the coming weeks to offer protection to individuals who have had close contact with someone …

Novavax

New Novavax appointments in Toronto 

eAwaz Medicine

Toronto – Toronto Public Health (TPH) continues to add appointments for the Novavax vaccine at City of Toronto immunization clinics as more supply of this vaccine is received, helping to protect residents against serious illness linked to COVID-19. Appointments for the Novavax vaccine are now available up to Thursday, May 14 at the City’s five immunization clinics. Residents can book …

vaccination clinic

Novavax available at Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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Toronto – Toronto Public Health (TPH) will begin administering Novavax vaccines to residents 18 years and older at Metro Toronto Convention Centre vaccination clinic on Thursdays, beginning April 21. Residents can book their appointment at TPHbookings.ca if they would like to receive the Novavax vaccine. Residents can also get an appointment if their primary care provider sends a referral to …

National Advisory Committee on Immunizations

NACI to release guidance on 4th doses of Covid-19 vaccines 

eAwaz Medicine

TORONTO – The National Advisory Committee on Immunization will soon be releasing guidance on fourth doses of Covid-19 vaccines soon as public health indicators tick up across Canada. A spokeswoman for the Public Health Agency of Canada said that the agency expects to publish NACI’s advice on fourth doses in the coming days.