Military deployed to Manitoba, provinces urged to use up AstraZeneca before expiry

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Livingstone said this would happen in a "slow and measured way" but believes Saskatchewan's lower hospitalization number means it has the space to help its neighbour, which has the highest rates of COVID-19 transmission and hospitalization in the country. "We need the full participation of all Manitobans in order for these strict public health measures to work so we can bend our COVID curve back down and protect our health-care system".

It's not clear how many doses are at risk of going to waste, but Ontario is scrambling to use some 45,000 AstraZeneca shots by the end of May, with another 10,000 set to expire in June. She says this is an example of the province's overall goal to reduce COVID-19 restrictions.

Roussin encouraged Manitobans to get immunized against COVID-19 as soon as possible and said the mass-vaccination clinic located at the Winnipeg Soccer Federation indoor pitch at 770 Leila Avenue in Winnipeg is offering the Moderna vaccine for walk-in clients on Thursday and Friday.

"This timeline has a certain level of clinical rationale and eligibility baked into it as individuals who had their first dose before March 29 were selected to have their first doses than as they became eligible before those who came afterwards", Botha says. In Ontario, Premier Doug Ford mulled whether to reopen schools as health officials announced 1,135 new cases and 19 more deaths.

Schools have been closed in Ontario since April.

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Ontario is also considering shortening the interval between doses of vaccines.

Data indicates that in January and February, 82 per centof those surveyed said they were somewhat or very likely to get the vaccine.

Kenney, however, said getting vaccinated was the best way to keep people safe and ensure restrictions were lifted. A week and a half earlier it was expected June 6 at the earliest and 9 at the latest for 70 per cent of the population to get their first COVID-19 vaccine.

Officials said 59.9 per cent of Albertans aged 12 and up have had their first dose of a vaccine.

The province reported 297 new infections out of 3,171 COVID-19 tests.

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