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Denmark Is Set To Be The First Country To Fully Scrap The AstraZeneca Vaccine

Canada has suspended its use for people under the age of 55.
AstraZeneca Vaccine Has Now Been Fully Scrapped In Denmark

According to reports shared on Wednesday, Denmark will become the first country in the world to fully scrap the distribution of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

While other countries, including Canada, have suspended AstraZeneca's vaccine for certain age groups, Denmark has moved to cease its administration entirely.

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The decision has been made following the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine’s possible link to extremely rare cases of blood clots, reports BBC News.

Danish health authorities held an official media briefing on Wednesday, where they announced the move and presented a new vaccination timeline for the country.

It comes as Canada's first case of a "very rare" blood clot following the COVISHIELD AstraZeneca vaccine was reported on April 13, 2021.

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Ontario's ​Vaccine Passport Can Be Saved On Your Phone & Here's How I Did It In 5 Minutes

A new tool lets you store your vaccine certificate as an image, a PDF file, or as a card in your Apple Wallet.

Starting Wednesday, September 22, Ontarians are expected to show their proof of vaxx to enter certain non-essential businesses and settings. However, because enhanced vaccine certificates with QR codes won't come into effect in the province until October 22, a team of volunteer software engineers and medical professionals created a tool that lets you store your proof of vaccination on your phone with a QR code.

"No personal data is sent to the internet. [The] QR code is for verification only, with no personal info," the team behind the tool told CTV News.

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No more Team Moderna or Pfizer; the names of COVID-19 vaccines in Canada have been changed and the new ones are pretty strange.

On September 16, Health Canada announced that it has approved changes to the brand names of the Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines. Now, Pfizer is Comirnaty, Moderna is Spikevax and AstraZeneca is Vaxzevria.

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BC Says There Will Be Absolutely No Exemptions For Its Vaccine Passport

This includes those who didn't get vaccinated for a medical or religious reason.

If you plan on going to restaurants, concerts, or sporting events in B.C. this fall, you'll need to make sure you bring your vaccine passport, or you won't be able to attend.

On Monday, August 23, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced via video conference that the province will start using vaccine cards on September 13. The card will be necessary to gain admittance to a variety of activities including movies, gyms, and weddings.

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The WHO Wants Countries To Stop Giving Booster Doses Right Now & This Is Why

Quebec is already offering third doses to some people.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is asking countries to hold off on administering COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to their populations.

During a conference on August 4, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said that while there are still populations that "need vaccines urgently" and millions of people are waiting for first doses, some rich countries are already administering or working towards giving booster doses.

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