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Why Should I Get The COVID-19 Vaccine? Here's A Canadian Explanation

For anyone wondering why they should get the COVID-19 vaccine, one of the country's top doctors had a very Canadian explanation. 

Dr. Howard Njoo, deputy chief public health officer, said during an update about vaccine distribution that, while no vaccine is 100% effective, there's still a reason to get one.

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"As they say in hockey when it comes to scoring goals, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take," he said.

Njoo quoted a famous statement said by Wayne Gretzky back in 1983, but you might also recognize the line from the 2005 sitcom The Office when Steve Carell's character Michael Scott attributes it to himself.

Njoo used it as a way to tell everyone that they should take whichever COVID-19 vaccine is offered to them.

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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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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You Now Need Proof Of A Vaccine In NYC To Go To Gyms, Restaurants & Indoor Venues

There was a stark warning for those who choose not to get vaccinated.

All restaurants, gyms and indoor entertainment venues in New York City will require proof of at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, the city's mayor announced Tuesday, August 3.

During a live broadcast posted on his Twitter account, Mayor Bill de Blasio told New Yorkers that the policy would come into effect over the next few weeks, adding: "If you want to participate in our society fully, you've got to get vaccinated."

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