Toronto Public Health

Toronto Public Health investigates first suspected case of monkeypox

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Toronto – Toronto Public Health (TPH) is currently investigating its first suspected case of monkeypox in an adult male resident in their 40s with recent contact with an individual who travelled to Montreal. The individual is currently stable and recovering in the hospital. While the risk to the general public from this infection is very low, members of the public …

Public Health Agency of Canada

PHAC continues to monitor Covid-19 epidemiological indicators

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Ottawa – The 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, a …

National Advisory Committee on Immunizations

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

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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.

Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett

Canada invests over $31M in next generation of health researchers

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Investment will provide training and development opportunities for trainees and early career researchers that go beyond what standard research training programs usually offer   Ottawa – The Covid-19 pandemic has shown just how much Canada relies on its scientists to respond to and recover from health emergencies. To strengthen our recovery and find made-in-Canada solutions to the next health and …

Medicago

Health Canada authorizes Medicago Covid-19 vaccine

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Ottawa – Health Canada authorized Medicago’s Covifenz COVID-19 vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 in adults 18 to 64 years of age. After a thorough and independent scientific review of the evidence, the Department has determined that the vaccine meets Health Canada’s stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements, and that the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks. This …

Public Health Agency of Canada

PHAC: Definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ not changing for now to 3 doses 

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Ottawa – The definition of “fully vaccinated” in Canada won’t be amended to include a booster shot, the Public Health Agency of Canada says. “As the epidemiological context of COVID-19 continues to evolve, the Government of Canada will continue to monitor the efficacy and effectiveness of vaccines being used in Canada and may provide further recommendations on the definition of …

Public Health Agency of Canada

Canada to support at-risk Canadians to prevent and reduce tobacco use

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Ottawa – The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is committed to preventing chronic diseases and promoting healthy living in Canadians. To this end, it has provided over $5,266,593 to three organizations to promote the prevention and cessation of tobacco use across Canada. This funding, provided through PHAC’s Multi Sectoral Partnerships (MSP) program will provide at-risk Canadians with the tools …