There are risks associated with all vaccines but with Covid-19, the benefits of a vaccine far outweighs the risks for a very small number of cases. The median age is 33 years old.
There are now 94,769 cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in B.C. after health officials announced 800 new cases Thursday.
The province's top doctor has said variants of COVID-19 are causing more severe illness, leading to intensive care admissions and deaths. While this clearly demonstrates that the vast majority of people are sticking with the public health guidance, it does represent a significant change versus January when just one in 20 people were visiting other homes for social reasons.
A provincial shutdown, similar to one imposed when the pandemic hit, is needed to curb the alarming spread of COVID-19 variants in Ontario, the scientific director of an expert panel advising the province said Thursday. This lined up with the temporary pause of the vaccine while it was being investigated by the European Medical Agency.
To date, more than 700,000 vaccines have been administered in Ireland.
There are doubts about whether the shortfall will be made up over the coming weeks and months after the Health Minister said that AstraZeneca had not committed to fulfilling its original obligations.
The weekly incidence rate in Ontario is 76.2 cases per 100,000 people, which is an increase of 19.6 per cent from last week (March 9-15).
Dr. David Williams also noted this week that more young people appear to be getting more severely ill from the variants.
Trump's Mar-a-Lago partially closed due to COVID outbreak
A woman who answered the phone at Mar-a-Lago said "no comment" and hung up when asked if the club was open. Trump was hospitalized with COVID last fall and has since been vaccinated against the virus.
The walk-in test centres will be based in Tallaght Stadium, Irishtown Stadium, Blanchardstown Centre, the Primary Care Centre in Grangegorman and in Spollens vehicle park in Tullamore, County Offaly.
The Ontario COVID-19 Science Table said an average of 50.5 per cent of all positive cases in the last seven days screened positive for a variant of concern.
You can find a complete break down of the Provincial numbers online here.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said this is part of a "strategic approach" to tackle the spread of the virus.
"This pandemic has never been under the control since it started to (take) hold in Ontario, and that's the challenge", Juni said in an interview.
"The global shortage of supply of COVID-19 vaccine persists and is even increasing in view of the delays of production", the European Union said.
Ahead of the anticipated Government announcement on the possible easing of some public health restrictions from April 5, concerns are mounting about the persistently high level of transmission of the virus in the community.