Partially vaccinated Canadians can socialize outdoors this summer, Tam says

People lineup to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Grand Ravine Community Recreation Centre

More than 46 per cent of the US population has been given at least one dose and more than a third given both.

Yeo, who reportedly is herself 17-weeks pregnant, said when she received her vaccine during the first phase of Malaysia's National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme, she had to do her own research as to whether the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine that she was assigned was safe for her.

Twenty per cent of Canadians would need to be fully vaccinated.

A nurse loads a syringe with a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at the Dewan Gemilang UKM vaccination centre in Bangi May 5, 2021.

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.

"We're also beginning to see reductions in the number experiencing severe and critical illness with less than 4,000 people with COVID-19 people being treated in our hospitals each day", Tam said.

On Friday, Health Canada officials tweeted out that when 75 percent of Canadians have their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 20 percent have their second dose, public health measures and restrictions can start to lift based on the conditions where you live. "It is a very rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and we have now confirmed two further cases of VITT in the province, and these are the cases which had been suspected and under investigation". Those shots likely will be earmarked for people who already have had a first dose of this product, Tam said.

Instead, it will deliver 3.4 million doses.

"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.

"We have more of what I'd call a collective or community approach", Dr. Howard Njoo, deputy chief public health officer, told a briefing in Ottawa on Thursday.

Yesterday, Yeo had called on the government to collect more data on Covid-19 vaccines in relation to pregnancies, saying that the availability of such information deferred from one vaccine to another. The two latest clots involved people who received AstraZeneca shots in mid-April.

On the East Coast, Nova Scotia reported 117 new cases and one virus-related death, as a court-ordered injunction blocked a pair of anti-mask rallies planned in the Halifax area this weekend.

Covid-19 vaccination has been questioned for pregnant women with a fear that the vaccination may impact placenta, an essential organ when it comes to pregnancy.

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