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You May Have To Stop Drinking Alcohol Before You Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

Hope is on the horizon thanks to multiple vaccines being administered around the world as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

But a new study revealed you may have to do more than just get the shot for it to be fully effective.

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MetroUK reports the new study asks those who are set to receive the vaccine to avoid drinking alcohol before and immediately after because it can alter certain microorganisms in the gut that help stop the virus from spreading, according to Professor Sheena Cruickshank.

The discovery comes after emergency medicine expert Dr. Ronx Ikharia found that just three glasses of Prosecco greatly reduced the levels of white blood cells, including one type called lymphocytes that help kill the virus.

But the study is still being debated, as some scientists still believe that some alcohol is okay to be consumed before or after you get the vaccine, including Dr. Alexander Gintsburg, who helped develop the first registered COVID-19 vaccine known as "Sputnik V."

Toronto Is Changing Vaccine Certificate Rules For Indoor Sports This Fall

If you want to play ball, you might need to be vaccinated.

If you're unvaccinated and playing an indoor sport, you might not be for long.

Toronto Public Health announced on Friday that individuals 12 years or older will need to show proof of vaccination to participate in indoor sports starting November 1.

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COVID-19 Pills Are Being Tested & Here's How They Work

Think of them as morning after exposure pills.

What if you didn't have to worry about getting super sick with COVID-19? What if you could just take a pill at the first sign of infection, and then move on with your day?

That's the dream behind a new wave of drugs that are being tested right now, as three big pharma companies appear to be closing in on a morning after COVID pill that you can take at home.

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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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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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