If AstraZeneca isn’t widely recommended for seniors, who should get the vaccine? – National

If AstraZeneca isn’t widely recommended for seniors, who should get the vaccine? - National

Despite being recently added to Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine arsenal, the AstraZeneca-Oxford shot is also adding confusion.On Friday, Health Canada approved the vaccine for people over the age of 18. But, days later, the committee that advises the Government of

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How the pandemic transformed primary care for seniors

How the pandemic transformed primary care for seniors

During the Covid-19 pandemic, companies focused on primary care for seniors have been faced with the Herculean task of caring for an extremely vulnerable population. Not only did the deadly virus more acutely affect seniors, but also routine care for

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Ontario doctors, caregivers push for in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for housebound seniors

Ontario doctors, caregivers push for in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for housebound seniors

TORONTO — At age 86, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and prone to falls, John Bedborough would seem to be at the front of the line amid high-risk Canadians prioritized for a COVID-19 vaccine.But it’s those frailties that make it

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Quebec to roll out mass COVID-19 vaccinations next week, starting with seniors aged 85 and older

Quebec to roll out mass COVID-19 vaccinations next week, starting with seniors aged 85 and older

Quebec will begin vaccinating elderly members of the general public against COVID-19 starting next week as officials urge caution during the upcoming spring break.Premier François Legault said Tuesday that anyone 85 years or older will be able to register

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Should all seniors get the COVID-19 vaccine before essential workers?

Should all seniors get the COVID-19 vaccine before essential workers?

With access to COVID-19 vaccines slowly expanding across Canada, some experts are emphasizing that age should be the main priority, even over some essential workers.The director of geriatrics at Sinai Health System in Toronto, Dr. Samir Sinha, says that

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Countless Homebound Patients Still Wait for Covid Vaccine Despite Seniors’ Priority

a male doctor vaccinates a senior man laying in bed

Opening another front in the nation’s response to the pandemic, medical centers and other health organizations have begun sending doctors and nurses to apartment buildings and private homes to vaccinate homebound seniors. Boston Medical Center, which runs the oldest in-home

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CVS Health Building ‘Home Health Hub’ to Better Care for Seniors

CVS Health Building ‘Home Health Hub’ to Better Care for Seniors

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has allotted ample resources toward home- and community-based care over the past year. It has done so for several reasons, CVS Health leaders point out. For one, investing in home-based care makes it easier for patients

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Vaccines Go Mobile to Keep Seniors From Slipping Through the Cracks

Vaccines Go Mobile to Keep Seniors From Slipping Through the Cracks

Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News This story also ran on The Mercury News. It can be republished for free. ANTIOCH, Calif. — A mobile “strike team” is bringing vaccines to some of Northern California’s most vulnerable residents along with a

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WHO panel okays AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot for seniors – National

WHO panel okays AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot for seniors - National

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and should be deployed widely across all age groups, including in countries where the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce its efficacy, a World Health Organization panel said on Wednesday.In

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AARP teams up with Older Adult Technology Services to help seniors navigate the digital space

Doctor talks to patient

Senior focused organization AARP inked a deal with the Older Adult Technology Services in order to help seniors navigate the digital landscape and improve their online literacy. This announcement coincides with the news that AARP is launching its a new

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