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   Government of Canada

Statement from the PHAC (Public Health Agency of Canada

"When traveling outside of Canada, you may be at risk for a number of vaccine preventable illnesses.  You should consult a Health Care Provider or visit a Travel Health Specialist preferably 6 weeks before you travel.  You may need additional vaccines depending on your age, planned travel activities and local conditions.  Preventing disease through vaccination is a lifelong process."

 

TRAVEL HEALTH SPECIALIST (THS)

Travel Health Specialists have in-depth knowledge of immunizations, thanks associated with specific destinations, and the implications of traveling with underlying conditions.  Therefore, a comprehensive consultation with a Travel Health Specialist is indicated for ALL travellers and is particularly important for those with complicated health history, special thanks (such as travelling at high altitudes, working in refugee camps, or exotic or complicated itineraries.

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Get your booster dose as new Omicron offshoot spreads: Canada's top doctor- Jan. 20, 2023Press Releases - CBC Media Centre

Canada's top doctor is urging people to get their booster shots as COVID-19 activity continues to fluctuate in the country.  Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, emphasized that many Canadians who are eligible for a booster dose haven't gotten it yet.

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Travel to Canada:  Requirements for COVID-19 vaccinated travellers- UPDATE Sept. 26, 2022

Starting October 1st, 2022, all COVID-19 border requirements, including vaccination, mandatory use of ArriveCAN, and any testing and quarantine/isolation requirements will end for alltrvellers entering Canada whether by land, air, or sea.

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COVID-19: Arrival testing in Canada- UPDATED

Upon your entry to Canada by air or at a land border crossing, you may have to complete an arrival COVID-19 molecular test. You’ll complete your arrival test with an approved test provider. Your test provider is based on where you entered the country.

If you have to do an arrival test, you must contact the test provider for instructions on where and when to complete your test. Your test should be completed by the end of the next calendar day.

The arrival test is free.

See below the LINK for all the information whether one is fully vaccinated or NOT against COVID-19 ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Criteria MB May 20, 2022

All people in Manitoba aged 5 years and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. This page provides information about vaccine eligibility, guidance for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, medical exemptions, recommendations on the type of vaccine people should receive, and other COVID-19 vaccine guidance.  See LINK below for full information.

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COVID-19 vaccinated travellers entering Canada

Starting April 1, 2022, pre-entry tests will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada by land, air or water. Until then, follow the pre-entry test requirements.

CURRENT as of March 18, 2022

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COVID-19: Travel, testing and borders

CURRENT as of March 10, 2022

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COVID-19 - Global travel advisory

Effective date: December 15, 2021

Avoid non-essential travel outside Canada due to the risk of the Omicron variant that causes COVID-19.

This advisory overrides all other advisories on this page, with the exception of those where we advise against all travel.

Continue to avoid all cruise ship travel outside of Canada.

 
 

All travellers will once again need a molecular COVID-19 test before arriving in Canada

Canada will also no longer ban flights from 10 African countries

December 17th, 2021. CBC

 

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 Updated November 26, 2021 5:10 pm
 
 
 
 
Government of Canada announces adjustments to Canada’s border measures

News release

November 19, 2021 | Ottawa, ON | Public Health Agency of Canada

See LINK below for full details.

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Air Canada Now Offering New Portable COVID Self-Test Kits For Travelers Nov. 4, 2021 

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Published Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:39PM EDTLast Updated Friday, October 15, 2021 7:25PM EDT

 

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Third Doses of COVID for Manitobans

NEW - October 6, 2021

Third doses are recommended only for very specific circumstances in Manitoba at this time, and are not recommended as boosters for the general population.

Third doses of an mRNA vaccine are available to:  

  • individuals who have only received a viral vector vaccine, such as two doses of AstraZeneca, or a single dose of Janssen (NEW, Oct. 6, 2021);
  • health care personnel who have direct contact with patients, residents or clients (NEW, Oct. 6, 2021);
  • people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition and/or treatment;
  • people who require a third dose to meet travel requirements at their destination, or
  • individuals who have received one or two doses of a vaccine that is not approved by Health Canada.
  • residents of all personal care homes; and
  • residents and staff of First Nation personal care homes.

The timing of the third dose is generally at least 28 days after the last dose received.  However, it is health care workers and people who have received only viral vector vaccines receive their next dose after a minimum of six months.

 
COVID-19 vaccines can now be given at the same time as other vaccines.  Oct 4th, 2021
 
See LINK below for the update on Steinbachonline.com ...
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. vaccination requirement for air passengers worries Canadians with mixed vaccines | CBC News. 25.9.2021
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September 20th, 2021
Pharmacists, Physicians, and Government of Manitoba working together to increase COVID vaccination rates especially in those areas and regions of lower uptake.  See video link below for the News Conference.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NEW - September 15, 2021

Third doses will be available to: 

  • people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition and/or treatment; 
  • individuals who wish to receive a third dose for travel purposes; and 
  • individuals who have received one or two doses of a vaccine that is not approved by Health Canada. 

People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised include those who:

  • are receiving active chemotherapy (or immunotherapy) for cancer;
  • have received a solid organ transplant and are currently receiving chemotherapy or other immunosuppressive therapy;
  • were born with moderate or severe dysfunction of their immune system;
  • are living with untreated or advanced HIV-AIDS; or
  • are taking certain medications that severely affect the immune system.   

The following people should talk to their doctor about the risks and benefits of an additional dose:

  • receiving hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis;
  • on the list to receive a solid organ transplant; or
  • have a ventricular assist device.    

People who are immunocompromised can be immunized by their health care provider. 

Individuals who would like to receive a third dose for travel purposes must be vaccinated by their health care provider and go through an informed consent process or present a prescription to a pharmacist. 

Additional doses for people who have previously been vaccinated with vaccines not approved by Health Canada can be administered at supersites, pop-ups or mobile clinics, or by a health care provider. 

 

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Summary of National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) rapid response: Additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine in immunocompromised individuals following a 1- or 2-dose primary series

Publication date: September 10, 2021

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CANADA COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders.   Sept 7, 2021

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https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid

 Canada approves Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents  August 27, 2021

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AUGUST 11, 2021 / 04:16 PM

Canada planning COVID-19 vaccine passport for international travel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before the passport can be created Ottawa needs to agree on a common approach with the 10 provinces and three northern territories, which are responsible for inoculations against COVID-19.

It “is a key step forward in ensuring Canadians will have the documents they need once it is safe to travel again,” Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino told reporters.

The European Union has a vaccine passport system that allows people to travel freely within the region. A number of other countries are working on vaccine passports for both domestic use and international travel.

Canada has one of the best inoculation records in the world. As of July 31, 81% people aged 12 and over had received one shot and 68% had been given two.

Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by David Gregorio

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