News Updates on the Vaccine Roll-out Relating to the Trucking Industry
Canada is well on its way to having the second vaccine in people's arms. As of July 20, 2021, Canada has over 50% of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated. Since each province is rolling out their plan differently, we strongly suggest you check your provincial link below.
Why is Canada outpacing the U.S. in vaccinations? Fauci says we don't have their 'divisiveness'
July 21, 2021 - Canada surpassed the U.S. vaccination rate for the first time last weekend, when CTVNews.ca data showed that 48.8 of Canadians had received two doses of vaccine, versus 48.1 per cent of Americans. That gap has since widened; as of Wednesday morning, fully-vaccinated rates stood at 51.5 per cent of Canadians and 48.3 per cent of Americans. "Canada is doing better not because we are trying any less than they are trying. It's because in Canada, you don't have that divisiveness of people not wanting to get vaccinated, in many respects, on the basis of ideology and political persuasion," said Dr. Anthony Fauci – director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Read more here
Canada tops world in vaccinated population as new COVID-19 cases fall below 1,000
June 14, 2021 - Just over two months after posting a record of over 9,000 COVID-19 cases in a single day, Canada’s daily case count has shrunk by 90 per cent. The achievement comes as the country leads the world in the share of national populations vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, with close to 65 per cent of Canadians now having received at least one dose. Read more here.
Cross-border vaccination programs for drivers have been a huge success
June 4, 2021 - It began in late April when North Dakota governor Doug Burgum offered vaccinations – paid for by the U.S. federal government – to Manitoba-based truckers crossing the border. Soon after, the state extended the offer to Saskatchewan drivers. Then Montana offered the same arrangement to Alberta truckers. And talks commenced between officials in Michigan and Ontario. Read more about the success of the vaccine program for essential transport drivers here.
Rapid tests for COVID-19 screening in the workplace
April 14, 2021 - The Government of Canada is launching new efforts to increase the availability of rapid test kits for Canadian workers.
This initiative complements provincial and territorial activities. Its goal is to:
- increase rapid test availability as a screening tool for Canadian workers
- help Canadian organizations better protect their employees and customers
- provide another tool to reduce community transmission and keep the economy running
Which COVID-19 vaccine is better? (spoiler, they’re all good)
April 5, 2021 - Dr. Samir Gupta explains how the four COVID-19 vaccines now approved in Canada (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen) work and why efficacy rates aren’t the most important number to look at. Have a look at this short and informative video.
Canada COVID-19 Vaccination Website English and en Français
Provincial vaccine websites below in EN and FR where available
Provincial Vaccination Websites
Alberta - EN only
British Columbia - EN only
Manitoba - EN
Manitoba - FR
New Brunswick - EN
Nouveau Brunswick - FR
Nova Scotia - EN
Nova Scotia - FR
Nunavut - EN
Nunavut - FR
Ontario - EN
Ontario - FR
Prince Edward Island - EN
Prince Edward Island - FR
Québec - EN
Québec - FR
Saskatchewan - EN
Saskatchewan - FR
Yukon Territories - EN
Yukon Territories - FR