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Delay in second COVID-19 vaccine dose does not reduce protection: study

The Quebec Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) says in a report released Monday that vaccine efficiency to prevent a COVID-19 infection was just over 75 per cent two weeks or more after a single dose and that a single dose reduced the risk of hospitalization due to the novel coronavirus by about 95 per cent. These numbers did not go down after four months.

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Canada lifting restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers in early July

Canada will be lifting most international travel restrictions for Canadians, permanent residents, and certain foreign nationals who are fully vaccinated, starting July 5. Eligible travellers will not have to self-isolate but will still have to take COVID-19 tests before and upon arrival in this country.

A traveller is dropped off at the departures level of the Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Kawai