In Canada, it is reported that more than 50% of the eligible population has received their 1st dose of the vaccine with signs that the country has finally has reached the downside of the third wave.
She says more than 17 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across Canada to date.
There's also been a decline in severe illness, with an average of fewer than 4,000 COVID-19 patients being treated in hospital each day, she said.
"To get to this better summer and fall, we need to keep doing everything we can to protect ourselves and our communities, ease the pressure on the health system and help bring an end to this pandemic", said Tam.
The authors of this research claimed that this is the first time, when the impact of Covid-19 vaccine is being examined on the placenta of a woman. Dr. Theresa Tam said that extra layer of protection will allow some of the more stringent social distancing measures to be relaxed - but Canadians must continue to avoid indoor gatherings altogether until more people are fully vaccinated.
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Then, at least 75 per cent of eligible adults would have to be fully immunized to go back to post-secondary education in person, and for indoor sports and large family gatherings. Those shots likely will be earmarked for people who already have had a first dose of this product, Tam said.
Nunavut's chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, said a recent gathering between multiple households resulted in several infections in children.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu announced Friday that the federal government's roadmap sees 75% of Canadians receive one vaccine dose and 20% receiving two doses by the summer for restrictions to ease "based on public health situations in your area".
"We are continuing negotiations with our suppliers to accelerate deliveries so that the provinces and territories can get vaccines into the arms of Canadians as rapidly as possible", Anand said. The province said there were 530 hospitalizations, and 123 intensive care cases. Last year, the same team published a study that found placentas of women who tested positive for the Covid-19 virus while pregnant showed abnormal blood flow between mother and baby in utero. Canada has delayed second doses by up to 16 weeks to give more people at least some level of antibody protection against COVID-19.
Saskatchewan reported 227 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths.