AstraZeneca-Pfizer mix provides more antibodies than 2 AstraZeneca doses: study

A mixed vaccination of first AstraZeneca and then a Pfizer COVID-19 shot boosted neutralizing antibody levels by six times compared with two AstraZeneca doses, a study from South Korea showed. … Read More

Ontario researchers find how some COVID-19 vaccines can trigger blood clots

A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped out how certain COVID-19 vaccines can trigger a rare but sometimes fatal blood clotting reaction in some recipients. The findings, published … Read More

Mix-and-matching AstraZeneca and Pfizer boosts immune response, study finds

A mixed schedule of vaccines where a shot of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is given four weeks after an AstraZeneca shot will produce better immune responses than giving another dose of … Read More

AstraZeneca kicks off human trials for new vaccine targeting COVID-19 variant

AstraZeneca, in partnership with the University of Oxford, has kicked off human trials of a new COVID-19 vaccine — and this time, it’s designed to tackle one of the COVID-19 … Read More

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

Alberta man says AstraZeneca shot led to serious health issue, wants federal compensation

An Alberta man says he experienced a serious adverse effect from a COVID-19 vaccine and is now seeking compensation from a federal program designed to support such individuals. Murry Hellekson … Read More

Australia limits AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people over 60 years old

Australia will recommend only people over 60 receive AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, the country’s Minister for Health Greg Hunt said on Thursday, following a spate of blood clots in those who have … Read More

2 Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines more effective than AstraZeneca against Delta variant, data says

Two doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine are more effective against the Delta COVID-19 variant than two doses of the AstraZeneca shot, preliminary observational data suggests. A research letter, published by … 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

Feds urge provinces not to waste AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines before expiry 

The federal government is urging provinces not to waste thousands of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that are due to expire in a few days. In a letter to her provincial … Read More

Ontario reports 1st fatal case of rare blood clot after man received AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The Ontario government has reported the first fatal case of an extremely rare blood clot that has been detected in a small number of residents who received the AstraZeneca/COVISHEILD COVID-19 … Read More

‘We’ve been forgotten’: AstraZeneca rollback leaves out those allergic to mRNA vaccines

Jomar Manzano says if he takes a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, he could die. “I felt itchy, I felt hot — I was in the hospital so a team … Read More

2 AstraZeneca doses could be up to 90% effective against COVID-19: study

Two doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine may be around 85 to 90 per cent effective against symptomatic disease, Public Health England (PHE) said on Thursday, while cautioning that it … Read More

Canadian study to look at effects of mixing COVID-19 vaccines

As COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up across the country, a new study in Canada will now look at the safety and effectiveness of mixing and matching different types of shots. Some … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine 1st dose recipients in limbo after some provinces press pause

Getting the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine last month has been a liberating experience for Ontario resident Ryan Olson. The 41-year-old web developer from St. Catharines, Ont., went … Read More

Ontario pausing use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine due to safety, supply concerns

The Ontario government is pausing the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the province due to safety- and supply-related issues. Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, … Read More

Alberta stops giving first doses of AstraZeneca vaccine due to supply issues

Alberta has stopped administering first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. In a statement Tuesday, Alberta Health spokesperson Tom McMillan said since there are no known future shipments of AstraZeneca … Read More

Alberta stops giving first doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Alberta has stopped administering first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. In a statement Tuesday, Alberta Health spokesperson Tom McMillan said since there are no known future shipments of AstraZeneca … Read More

U.K. will offer alternative to AstraZeneca shot to people under 40

People under 40 in Britain will not be given the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine if another shot is available because of a link to extremely rare blood clots, the government said … Read More

Woman diagnosed with B.C.’s first rare blood clot disorder following AstraZeneca vaccine

A B.C. woman in her 40s has become the first person in the province to be diagnosed with a rare blood clot disorder following a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. … 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 ‘very closely’ watching data on mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

Health Canada is “very closely” watching emerging data around the safety and efficacy of mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s top doctor, said Tuesday. Tam said the … Read More

AstraZeneca reports $275M in sales from vaccine during 1st quarter

AstraZeneca said its COVID-19 vaccine sales were $275 million in the first-quarter and it is on track to deliver 200 million doses a month from April, as better-than-expected results and … Read More

AstraZeneca’s 1.5M COVID-19 shots from Baltimore plant are safe: Health Canada

Health Canada says that AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines produced in Baltimore plant — which was placed under investigation by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this month — are all … Read More

Trudeau to receive 1st dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Friday

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau will receive their first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, according to the prime minister’s office. The prime … Read More

EU preparing legal case against AstraZeneca over cuts to vaccine delivery: sources

The European Commission is working on legal proceedings against AstraZeneca after the drugmaker cut COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to the European Union, sources familiar with the matter said. The move would mark a further step in an EU plan to … Read More

Why does the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine age limit differ across provinces?

Changing guidance on the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Canada and other parts of the world continues to raise concerns. On Tuesday, Quebec decided to lower its minimum … Read More

Quebec drops minimum age to 45 for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Quebec is lowering the minimum age requirement to register for the AstraZeneca brand of the COVID-19 vaccine. Quebec Premier François Legault announced the measure Tuesday, on the heels of other … Read More

Quebec drops minimum age to 45 for AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, extends lockdown measures

Quebec is lowering the minimum age requirement to register for the AstraZeneca brand of the COVID-19 vaccine. Quebec Premier François Legault announced the measure Tuesday, on the heels of other … Read More

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to stop being used in Denmark

The Danish Health Authority confirmed on Wednesday it would halt entirely using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in its vaccination program. “The Danish Health Authority has decided to continue the vaccination against … Read More

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to stop being used in Denmark: reports

Denmark will cease to administer AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine entirely following its possible link to very rare cases of blood clots, several Danish media outlets reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. … Read More

Blood clot risks: Comparing COVID-19 vaccines with common medicines, travel and smoking

There are growing concerns around blood clotting from at least two different COVID-19 vaccines. On Tuesday, Canada reported its first case of a rare blood clot in a person who … 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

‘Possible’ link between AstraZeneca vaccine and rare blood clots, EU drug regulator says

The European Union’s drug said Wednesday that it found a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and a rare blood clotting disorder but recommended that vaccinations continue in adults, … Read More

Australia to continue using AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine despite blood clot case

Australia will continue its COVID-19 inoculation program with AstraZeneca, health officials said on Saturday, after a blood clotting case raised concern about the safety of the vaccine. A 44-year-old man … Read More

Australia latest country to probe link between AstraZeneca vaccine, blood clotting

Australia is investigating whether a blood clotting disorder case recorded on Friday is related to the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd said. Australian media reported … Read More

Halt on AstraZeneca use doesn’t mean vaccine is unsafe, Nova Scotia’s top doctor says

Nova Scotia’s top doctor says the halt on the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on younger people doesn’t mean the vaccine is unsafe, and the province is waiting on more … Read More

Canada expected to receive 1.5M doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from U.S.

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 30, 2021 6:25 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government is expecting … Read More

AstraZeneca doses from U.S. will arrive next week, but further shipments need approval

Canada expects to receive 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine next week through a sharing deal with the United States, but officials say further shipments from the U.S. could … Read More

AstraZeneca doses from U.S. will arrive in Canada next week, officials say

Canada expects to receive 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine next week through a sharing deal with the United States, officials confirmed Thursday. “Public Services and Procurement Canada has … Read More

AstraZeneca says COVID-19 vaccine now 76% effective after updating U.S. trial data

AstraZeneca said its COVID-19 vaccine was 76% effective at preventing symptomatic illness in a new analysis of its major U.S. trial — a tad lower than the level announced earlier … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine: Second dose delay ‘more risky’ for seniors, experts warn

Alberta seniors Paddie Walmsley and her husband got their first shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month soon after the province started offering the limited doses to Albertans … Read More

AstraZeneca data from U.S. vaccine trial may be outdated, incomplete: health agency

AstraZeneca has been informed that it may have provided outdated data on the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine from a large-scale clinical trial in the U.S., the country’s National Institute … Read More

AstraZeneca data from U.S. vaccine trial may be outdated, incomplete: officials

AstraZeneca has been informed that it may have provided outdated data on the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine from a large-scale clinical trial in the U.S., the country’s National Institute … Read More

Scientists still probing link between AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots

Scientists are exploring several possibilities that might explain at least 18 reports of extremely rare blood clots in the brain that occurred in individuals in the days and weeks after … Read More

Health Canada says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe after investigating blood clot reports

Health Canada on Thursday said the benefits of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine “continue to outweigh the risks” after investigating reported blood clots in several countries, and encouraged Canadians to receive it … Read More

Science says AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe. But will that ease concerns?

After initially saying AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine shouldn’t be given to people above the age of 65, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) reversed its stance on Tuesday, announcing that … 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

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