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Millions of Canadians may face harsher restrictions when travelling overseas or on cruise ships, depending on the COVID-19 vaccine course they received.

This is because not every country has approved exactly the same COVID-19 vaccine dose courses as Canada. It means that while some Canadians are fully vaccinated here at home, they are not considered to be fully vaccinated in other places.

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If you're planning a vacation to Europe in the near future, it may be important (and necessary!) to check exactly which COVID-19 vaccine you received.

That's because the COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine (which has been approved by Health Canada) is not currently eligible for the European Union's (EU) Digital COVID Certificate, a type of proof of vaccination program.

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Canada's first case of "very rare" blood clots following the COVISHIELD AstraZeneca vaccine has been reported.

On April 13, The Public Health Agency of Canada said in an email that it received a report of a Canadian resident who experienced this "adverse event." 

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As of Wednesday, March 10, Alberta's AstraZeneca doses are now being administered to eligible Albertans. 

While several European countries have reportedly suspended the administration of AstraZeneca doses following reports of blood clots, according to the Edmonton Journal, Dr. Deena Hinshaw wants to assure Albertans that the province’s doses are safe.

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