The U.K. isn’t worried about AstraZeneca in older groups. So why is Canada cutting down use?

Canadian recipients of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were greeted with yet another shift in Canada’s recommendations for the jab on Thursday when officials said they’re not just allowed to receive … Read More

Experts fear AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine wastage after NACI recommends mixing doses

The latest recommendation from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) on mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines has offered some flexibility to Canada’s rollout — but it might come at … Read More

No one in Canada has 2nd AstraZeneca dose. Are blood clot risks the same?

As with all COVID-19-related science, data is still evolving. At this point, it’s not entirely clear whether the risk of blood clots differs between the first and second doses of … Read More

Risk of blood clots appears ‘even more rare’ on 2nd AstraZeneca dose: experts

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story erroneously stated no one in Canada had received a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. This has been corrected.  As with all … Read More

Canada reports 1st blood clot in AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipient

Canada announced on Tuesday its first report of a rare blood clot in a person who had received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said … Read More

With 300,000 AstraZeneca doses set to expire April 2, will provinces use them up?

Amid growing questions and concerns around the use of the AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, several provinces say they remain on track to administer all the remaining doses that are set to … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine can now be used on seniors in Canada, NACI says

In a reversal of its own guidance issued earlier this month, Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine be used on people aged 65 … Read More

NACI reverses course, says AstraZeneca vaccine can be used on seniors in Canada

In a reversal of its own guidance issued earlier this month, Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine be used on people aged 65 … Read More

Canada approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

Canada approved Oxford–AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine on Friday, making it the third shot officially authorized in the country. The approval by Health Canada follows that of Pfizer and Moderna, both of … Read More

Canada still awaiting data from AstraZeneca as U.K. approves new coronavirus vaccine

Amid the news that the U.K. approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine candidate on Wednesday, Health Canada says it can’t provide a “definite timeline” for its own decision. Read more: Britain … Read More

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