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People Who Got 2 Doses Of Moderna Will 'Likely' Need To Get A Third One This Fall

The decision is partly due to the risk of the Delta variant, Moderna explained.

Moderna has revealed that people who have received two doses of its vaccine are "likely" to need to get a third booster dose in the fall.

In a report released on August 5, the manufacturer said that it believes that more vaccinated people will get infected as the season changes, thanks in part to the Delta variant, more indoor gatherings and fatigue with personal preventive measures like wearing a mask.

As a result, Moderna said a third booster dose of its vaccine "is likely to be necessary this fall, particularly in the face of Delta" and will probably have to be administered before winter.

In April 2021, the CEO of Pfizer said that a third dose would likely be needed "somewhere between six and 12 months" of getting fully vaccinated, and there could be a need for yearly boosters beyond that.

Just a day before Moderna revealed when people are likely to need a third dose of its vaccine, the World Health Organization asked countries to hold off on administering booster doses until at least the end of September.

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Canada Wants The US & Other Countries To Accept Mixed Vaccine Doses So Canadians Can Travel

Dr. Theresa Tam also had advice for Canadians looking to travel internationally.

Canada is trying to get the U.S. and other countries around the world to recognize people who have received mixed vaccine doses as fully vaccinated so they can travel.

Speaking at a press conference about COVID-19 on September 24, Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam revealed that Canada has been engaging with the U.S. and other countries that are top destinations for Canadians and presenting the country's data about the effectiveness of mixed doses.

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Toronto's medical officer of health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, is recommending that Ontario require COVID-19 vaccination for students who are eligible based on their age or year of birth.

Children who are 12 years old and older are currently eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario, so students in grades six and up would need to show proof of vaccination in order to attend classes if the province were to follow through on de Villa's recommendation.

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Alberta's Top Doctor Warns Against Hosting 'Dangerous' COVID-19 Spreader Events

Severe illness or even death is "an absolutely likely outcome."

Alberta's top doctor has a warning for residents as the province continues to struggle with rising cases of COVID-19.

On Thursday, September 23, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw spoke at a press conference and addressed unconfirmed reports that a group of people gathered in a "deliberate attempt to acquire COVID-19 in order to develop post-infection immunity."

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Dr. Christopher Hassell has paused his practice at York Medical, a clinic in Richmond Hill, for the "foreseeable future" after allegations of him giving out exemptions to COVID-19 mandates.

Tweets of the incident, which have since been deleted, show long lines wrapping around the building this past Saturday, with allegations of Hassell giving out exemptions for the mask mandate and possibly COVID-19 vaccines.

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