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

#GenX wins social media as 40+ crowd flocks to get AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Several provinces lowered the eligible age bracket for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week, prompting Gen X’ers to proudly share their vaccination journeys on social media. Read more: Ontario, Alberta … 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

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

Alberta reports first AstraZeneca-linked blood clot

Alberta Health says a man in his 60s has had a confirmed case of a blood clot connected to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The man’s identity is not being released … Read More

COMMENTARY: Our overly-cautious approach to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine needs to change

While it was certainly welcome news yesterday to hear of increases in the amount of Pfizer vaccines arriving in Canada next month and in June, it was disappointing to hear … Read More

Blood clots from COVID-19 up to 10 times more likely than vaccines: researchers

There is a much higher risk of brain blood clots from COVID-19 infection than there is from vaccines against the disease, British researchers said on Thursday, after the rollout of inoculations … Read More

Why all COVID-19 vaccine side effects matter, not just the serious ones

One of the leaders of the largest independent vaccine safety study in Canadian history says tracking the mild side effects of COVID-19 vaccines is as important as recording the rare … Read More

More than 85% of Atlantic Canadians plan to get COVID-19 vaccination: survey

The majority of Atlantic Canadians are likely to get vaccinated for COVID-19 , according to a new survey. Halifax-based Narrative Research released its findings Wednesday. Read more: Canada hits vaccination milestone: … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine still safe despite ‘stronger link’ to blood clots, Health Canada says

Health Canada will not be changing its recommendations for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine despite new evidence suggesting a “stronger link” to blood clots, the agency’s chief medical adviser said on Wednesday. … 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

‘I’m here to stay alive’: Montrealers over 55 line up for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

Quebecers were excitedly lining up for a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine Thursday morning. The government is now permitting walk-ins at mass vaccination sites across Quebec for those aged … Read More

Why rare blood clots could be a side effect of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has ruled a link is “possible” between the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and rare but serious blood clots. Now the EU drug regulator says the disorder should … 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

U.K. regulator reports 30 blood clot cases linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Britain’s medicines regulator said it has identified 30 cases of rare blood clot events associated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine but stressed the benefits “continue to outweigh any risks.” The … Read More

Health officials seek to convince skeptical public of COVID-19 vaccine safety

Canada’s deputy chief public health officer wouldn’t hesitate to roll up his sleeve if the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were offered to him tomorrow, he said this week. Dr. Howard Njoo, along … 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

U.K. finds 30 cases of blood clots after use of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Peter Henderson and Julie Steenhuysen Reuters Posted April 1, 2021 9:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British regulators on … Read More

Concerns around AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, but many still want it

Spend an hour outside an east Toronto pharmacy with a television camera and a question about a controversial COVID-19 vaccine, and people will let you know exactly how they feel. … Read More

Amid AstraZeneca concerns, Trudeau tells Canadians to take the ‘first vaccine’ they’re offered

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging Canadians to take the first vaccine they’re offered, as Health Canada hits pause on giving the AstraZeneca jab to those under the age of … Read More

Should Canadians be worried about the AstraZeneca vaccine? Doctor weighs in

On Monday, Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) announced it is now recommending AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine not be administered to people under the age of 55. According to infectious … 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 COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for those under 55, NACI says

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this article said Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan were pausing rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Alberta is doing so, according to a senior source, while … Read More

Provinces hitting pause on AstraZeneca vaccine as public health officials brace for new guidance

Provinces appear to be hitting pause on the rollout of the controversial AstraZeneca vaccine. Global News has learned from senior provincial government sources that public health officials in Alberta, Ontario … Read More

P.E.I. suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine among young

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 29, 2021 11:28 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prince Edward Island has … Read More

Canada confirms delayed Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses will arrive next week

Canada is scheduled to receive 3.2 million doses of three approved COVID-19 vaccines next week, the federal procurement minister confirmed Thursday — including a shipment of Moderna doses that was … 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

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

Why is COVID-19 hitting more young people? Doctor answers your coronavirus questions

Canada is in the midst of finalizing a deal with the U.S. that could send 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine our way.  Infectious disease expert Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti … 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

‘God bless America’: Doug Ford reacts to report U.S. plans to send Canada 1.5M vaccine doses

Ontario Premier Doug Ford reacted to a report Thursday that the United States plans to send Canada 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, calling it “fabulous news.” Ford has previously pressed … Read More

Britain’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout hit by supply crunch in India

Britain will have to slow its COVID-19 vaccine rollout next month due to a supply crunch caused by a delay in a shipment of millions of AstraZeneca shots from India and the need to … Read More

Canada adds 2,821 new coronavirus cases as total infections top 915K

Another 2,821 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, health officials said Tuesday, pushing the total number of infections in the country to 915,873. Provincial health authorities also said … Read More

COVAX donates first AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to Nicaragua

Nicaragua received a first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses, health authorities said on Tuesday, touting the inoculations donated through the World Health Organization’s global vaccine-sharing COVAX program. Officials with … 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

Does AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine cause blood clots? Here’s what we know so far

Early Monday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vouched for the safety of Oxford University’s AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as reports of blood clots prompted several other countries to temporarily ban the … Read More

AstraZeneca defends COVID-19 vaccine, says ‘no evidence’ of increased risk of blood clots

By Radhika Anilkumar Reuters Posted March 14, 2021 2:47 pm     Updated March 14, 2021 2:55 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines under investigation ‘not shipped to Canada’, officials say

Canada has not received any AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that were part of the batch under investigation for blood clots, Health Canada confirmed on Sunday. The agency said it had been … Read More

A look at the difference between COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and effectiveness

As Canada approves more COVID-19 vaccines, health officials are advising to take the first one made available to you despite its efficacy rate. Experts say a vaccine’s effectiveness and efficacy … Read More

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