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Canada buys up millions more doses of Moderna's bivalent COVID-19 vaccine

Canada buys up millions more doses of Moderna's bivalent COVID-19 vaccine

The company's bivalent vaccine targets both the original strain of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant
Questions raised about value of random COVID-19 tests for travellers

Questions raised about value of random COVID-19 tests for travellers

Randomly selected air travellers must now report to off-site locations to be tested for COVID-19 or pick up a self-swab kit
Random COVID-19 testing resumes at four major airports; tests to be done offsite

Random COVID-19 testing resumes at four major airports; tests to be done offsite

The actual tests will be completed outside the airports
Health Canada approves first COVID-19 vax for youngest kids

Health Canada approves first COVID-19 vax for youngest kids

The Moderna vaccine can be given to young children between the ages of six months and five years old
Canada bringing back mandatory random testing of travellers arriving at main airports

Canada bringing back mandatory random testing of travellers arriving at main airports

Ottawa paused the random testing of those entering Canada by air on June 11
New Brunswick lowers age for second COVID booster as Omicron variants cause concern

New Brunswick lowers age for second COVID booster as Omicron variants cause concern

Residents 18 and over can obtain a second booster of COVID-19 vaccine if at least five months have passed since their third shot
Quebec enters 7th wave of COVID-19, officials urge prudence during summer vacations

Quebec enters 7th wave of COVID-19, officials urge prudence during summer vacations

Despite the uptick in COVID-19 indicators, officials told a news conference today they don't plan to reimpose new public health orders
NACI recommends fall COVID-19 booster shot in advance of possible future wave

NACI recommends fall COVID-19 booster shot in advance of possible future wave

It says it will provide recommendations on the type of COVID-19 vaccine to be offered for this booster dose as evidence on appropriate vaccines becomes available
Canada extends COVID-19 border measures until Sept. 30, including ArriveCan app

Canada extends COVID-19 border measures until Sept. 30, including ArriveCan app

Travellers who are not fully vaccinated and don't have a valid exemption must continue to test on Day 1 and Day 8 of their 14-day quarantine
As new variants emerge, fourth COVID-19 shots should be more accessible, experts say

As new variants emerge, fourth COVID-19 shots should be more accessible, experts say

In Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia — like in Newfoundland and Labrador — residents must be over 69 to be eligible 
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