Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout: A National Town Hall

CBC News The National brings Canadians and health experts together for a virtual town hall to get answers to some of the biggest questions about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Hosted by The National’s Adrienne Arsenault and Andrew Chang.


00:00 Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout
03:18 Could the vaccine I’m offered change?
05:36 When will kids be able to get vaccinated?
07:25 When will the vaccine be tested on kids?
09:04 Vaccine rollout plans by province
10:33 Weh will caregivers for seniors be vaccinated?
14:33 Does the vaccine prevent transmission?
17:20 Is there a plan to open vaccine clinics 24/7?
19:32 Whitehorse Bhangra dancer celebrates his vaccine
20:37 When will travel restrictions be lifted?
22:53 How many Canadians have been vaccinated
24:10 Why do Ontario seniors have to wait longer?
27:00 Should education workers be prioritized?
30:43 Will non-citizens have access to a vaccine?
32:18 Talking to someone who’s vaccine-hesitant
34:21 Will there be a COVID-19 vaccine for babies?
36:29 Vaccinating high-density neighbourhoods
39:43 COVID-19 vaccine long-term side effects?
41:35 Can you mix vaccines for the two doses?
44:19 When can I visit dad after being vaccinated?
48:16 Should COVID-19 long-haulers get vaccinated?
50:41 Extending the time until the second dose?
51:38 Should you get vaccinated if you had COVID-19?
52:20 Can you get the vaccine in the buttocks?
53:10 Can fully-vaccinated people gather?
57:06 Was the vaccine testing done too quickly?
59:50 COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women?
01:06:32 How long until all Canadians are vaccinated?
01:07:50 What will summer look like this year?
01:10:45 When will all the restrictions be lifted?
01:13:40 The Moment

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