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Covid 19 Protection top priority for City

Edmonton News There are many measures in place currently to help protect Edmontonians from the Omicron variant, including:  Edmonton Transit Service: Enhanced disinfecting and cleaning on buses, trains, DATS vehicles, transit centres and LRT stations. Wearing face coverings or masks are required when on buses and LRT, at indoor transit centres and LRT platforms. Where […]

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Press Release | Protecting Albertans against the Omicron Variant

A summary of news releases and statements issued by Alberta government today. Expanding rapid testing Alberta’s rapid testing program is expanding to allow all Albertans to have access to free rapid tests. Test kits of five individual tests will be available at select Alberta Health Services sites and select pharmacies starting Dec. 17. More than […]

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Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine | Approved for Children by Health Canada

  The vaccine is approved for people who are 5 years of age and older. Its safety and effectiveness in people younger than 5 years of age have not yet been established. Effectiveness Clinical trials showed that beginning 1 week after the second dose, the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty®COVID vaccine was about: 95% effective in protecting trial […]

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Pushing Back on Myths around Covid 19 Vaccines

The Africa Centre in Partnership with Foundation for Black Communities created some resources that addresses the myths and controversies around the covid 19 vaccine.  These animated videos address different questions surrounding vaccine hesitancy. Some of the questions are: Should pregnant women get vaccinated? I have already been had the disease so I don’t need the […]

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Tackling Vaccine Hesistancy with the Africa Centre

Africa Centre has compiled a resource tool kit aimed at educating the public on the changing COVID-19 situation and questions around vaccines. The information has been compiled from Alberta Health Services and medical experts in the field. They invited Dr. Augustine who actively works in Black communities in the US to assess vaccine hesitancy based on […]

Vaccines and You: Dr Jennifer Njenga
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Vaccines and You | Canada HomeCare Group – Dr Jennifer Njenga MD mph drph & Ebian Ali RN

  Dr Jennifer Njenga MD MPH DRPH is the CEO of Canada Homecare Group. In August 2021, she presented workshops for LCCMedia Foundation on  Improving Vaccine Literacy Campaign with the Edmonton Community Foundation and the Federation of Black Communities.   The workshops she led were titled Vaccines and You. Each workshop was different though, she attempted to […]