COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer’s shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall.
Federal vaccine advisory committee is expected to announce its decision for using the two-dose vaccine in 12-15-year-olds on Wednesday.
A second team of medical professionals from Newfoundland is on its way to help with the COVID-19 crisis in Brampton. The three doctors and four nurses will be stationed at Brampton Civic Hospital and will join with another team from Newfoundland that arrived here last week.
One of the endangered tigers at Toronto Zoo has given birth to three cubs. The zoo says Mazyria, an Amur tiger, gave birth overnight Friday after 104 days of pregnancy. It says “Mazy” and her babies are doing well and are being monitored through remote cameras to allow them to bond undisturbed.
Thousands of Ontarians book COVID-19 vaccine appointments within hours of expanded eligibility. Health Minister Christine Elliott says more than 73,000 appointments were booked between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. despite the frustrations described by some social media users.
COMING IN: The national vaccine panel providing advice on how to prioritize the use of COVID-19 vaccines says that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine should be offered to Canadians aged 30 and older. However, the vaccine is currently not cleared to be distributed in Canada.