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Paxlovid: what you need to know
Paxlovid: what you need to know
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic it was hard to imagine the speed at which there would be vaccines to help people combat the virus. At that point, you could only dream of accessible medication that you’d be able…

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Omicron: what we know about the new variant
Omicron: what we know about the new variant
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many twists and turns for not only Canadians, but everyone around the world. What started as one strain of SARS-CoV-2 has mutated into several COVID-19 variants over the past two years or so. The latest…

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Flu and COVID-19 vaccines: everything you need to know
Flu and COVID-19 vaccines: everything you need to know
Every fall the public service campaigns start up, reminding you that it’s time to get your flu shot. This year there’s an added urgency to the campaign. With COVID-19 still circulating, Canadians could be in for a double whammy —…

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Ontario’s vaccine certificate QR code: what you need to know
Ontario’s vaccine certificate QR code: what you need to know
To protect yourself and your loved ones, it’s important to stay informed about changing COVID-19 protocols, including the Government of Ontario’s new QR code system. Starting October 22nd, 2021, businesses will begin checking the vaccination status of guests using registered…

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Will you be eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot in Canada?
Will you be eligible for a COVID-19 booster shot in Canada?
The United States is now offering COVID-19 booster shots to their citizens, as are Israel, France, Britain, and Germany. Booster shots and third doses of the vaccine aren’t recommended for most Canadians — yet. That doesn’t mean, however,…

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COVID-19 safety tips as you plan for back-to-school
COVID-19 safety tips as you plan for back-to-school
As summer winds down and the first day of school inches closer, parents and students are grappling with a huge question — what will the new school year actually look like? COVID-19 has upended daily life, especially in…

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The delta and lambda variants — what you need to know
The delta and lambda variants — what you need to know
Humans and viruses are both successful adaptors, adept at changing to suit their environment. So it’s no surprise that as vaccination rates rise, new COVID-19 variants are causing cases of the virus to surge. By now you’ve likely…

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What is a COVID-19 variant?
What is a COVID-19 variant?
For over a year now, you’ve been taking necessary precautions to avoid getting sick from COVID-19. Wearing a mask, social distancing, enduring lockdowns, the whole nine yards. While you’ve worked hard to protect yourself from COVID-19, the virus…

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Allergic reactions from the COVID-19 vaccine
Allergic reactions from the COVID-19 vaccine
With COVID-19 vaccines being distributed across the country, we’re a step closer to the virus being a thing of the past. A few people who’ve already gotten the jab reported allergic reactions. Though allergies to vaccinations aren’t common,…

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The COVID-19 vaccine and herd immunity
The COVID-19 vaccine and herd immunity
COVID-19 vaccines will be given out across Canada in the coming months. The vaccine will help Canada reach something called herd immunity — a common ending to viral outbreaks. Here’s what herd immunity is, how it works, and…

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