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On Tuesday, August 10, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne announced that Moderna, Inc. is set to build an mRNA vaccine production facility in Canada.

According to a press release, Canada didn't have the large-scale biomanufacturing abilities needed to rapidly produce a COVID-19 vaccine when the pandemic began. Now, the Government of Canada has established a partnership with Moderna.

"This will make sure Canada is prepared for future pandemics and other health emergencies, strengthen our economy and create good jobs for Canadians," said Champagne.

The CEO of Moderna said that Canada is an important partner in the company's international development adding that they are "delighted" to help the country manufacture mRNA vaccines on "Canadian soil."

While it's unclear where this facility will be, it promises to create "good, highly skilled jobs" in Canada.

People in B.C. will start receiving their COVID-19 booster dose appointments, the province announced on October 26.

Everyone who received two doses, and who wants a booster, can receive it between six and eight months after their second dose.

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COVID-19 Booster Dose Details Are Revealed In BC & Here's When You Can Get Yours

It all depends when you got your first and second dose.

The B.C. government announced its plan for COVID-19 vaccine boosters on October 26.

According to the government, anyone over the age of 12 who wants a booster, and has already had both doses of a vaccine, can get one.

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Heads up Albertans, those who live in the province now need to prove that they have two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to go to places like restaurants and movie theatres.

Starting on Monday, October 25, those living in Alberta need to be fully vaccinated in order to enter businesses and venues that are participating in the province's Restrictions Exemption Program.

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Air Canada Is Now Offering DIY COVID-19 Tests That Can Be Packed In Your Suitcase

The airline says the self-administered tests can be "used around the world." ✈️

Air Canada is now offering a new way for travellers to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test when leaving or returning to Canada.

On Monday, October 25, the airline announced the introduction of several new testing products, including self-administered COVID-19 molecular and antigen tests.

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