2 shots of Pfizer vaccine 88% effective against Delta variant: study

Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study … Read More

Canadian travellers frustrated as U.S. cruise lines won’t recognize mixing-and-matching COVID-19 vaccines

Some Canadians are frustrated after cruise lines in the United States issued policies stating they do not recognize mixing-and-matching of COVID-19 vaccines as being fully vaccinated. Thousands of Canadians heeded … Read More

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines a ‘dangerous trend,’ WHO chief scientist says

The World Health Organization‘s chief scientist on Monday advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a “dangerous trend” since there was little data available … Read More

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses 94% protective against death in 65+ group: U.K. data

By Alistair Smout Reuters Posted July 1, 2021 11:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Two doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine side effects now include capillary leak syndrome: Health Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 30, 2021 1:36 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health Canada is updating the … Read More

Health Canada warns capillary leak syndrome possible side effect of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 30, 2021 1:36 am     Updated June 30, 2021 1:39 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … 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

How COVID-19 vaccines work as young adults in Quebec remain hesitant to get jab

Daniel Bouie, 20, was the very first person in line at the Bell Centre’s pop-up vaccination clinic, an initiative organized by the local health authority in order to facilitate access … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine recipients frustrated by ‘mixed messages’ from Canadian authorities

Sam Glass, a culinary arts instructor from Thornhill, Ont., has had two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, and says he was happy to get them. “No regrets,” he told … Read More

Broadway show off limits to those who got AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The show must go on, but if you’ve been vaccinated with AstraZeneca and want to attend one particular live theatre production on Broadway don’t bother buying a ticket. Producers of … 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

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines should be 2nd dose after AstraZeneca shot: NACI

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated its guidance, now recommending that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred second doses for those who took AstraZeneca … 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

Safe to extend AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine expiry date by 1 more month: experts

Several public health experts say they’re confident that Canada’s current batches of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines would still be safe and effective, despite having their expiry date extended by a month. … 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

10-week gap between AstraZeneca COVID-19 shots unlikely to impact effectiveness: expert

A push to administer thousands of COVID-19 vaccines before they expire has shortened the recommended dosing interval for some Ontarians, but one expert says that any difference in protection is … 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

Rate of COVID-19 vaccine-related blood clots may be as high as 1 in 55,000: NACI

The rate of serious blood clots after getting vaccinated for COVID-19 may be as high as one in 55,000 cases, Canada’s vaccine advisory committee says — nearly twice the rate … Read More

Japan approves Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines as it races to stem COVID-19 wave

Japan on Friday approved the use of two new vaccines — Moderna and AstraZeneca — hours ahead of an expansion of a state of coronavirus emergency that will cover roughly … Read More

Quebec confirms 4 more cases of blood clots in people vaccinated with AstraZeneca

Quebec’s Health Ministry said Thursday that four more cases of rare blood clots in people who received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine have been confirmed, bringing the total number of cases … Read More

Wasting COVID-19 vaccines ‘unethical’ expert says as AstraZeneca expiry nears

With thousands of AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses set to expire in the coming months, federal officials on Thursday said that Canadians who want to get it as their second shot, should … 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

Canada could donate excess AstraZeneca doses to other countries, Anand suggests

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says conversations are happening right now about what to do with millions more doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine set to arrive over the coming months. … Read More

A look at what we know about VITT, the rare blood clotting disorder

A new blood-clotting syndrome seen in a small minority of COVID-19 vaccine recipients continues to draw significant attention, but experts maintain the event is exceedingly rare — and treatable, in … Read More

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines appears safe — but no data on whether it works, U.K. study says

New preliminary data suggests that mixing Pfizer-BioNtech and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines is safe, but it’s still too soon to tell whether combining doses will provide protection against the virus. The … 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

EU hasn’t ordered more AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines past June, official says

By Sybille de La Hamaide Reuters Posted May 9, 2021 9:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The European Union has … 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

Alberta woman dies of complications after receiving AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

An Alberta woman in her 50s has died after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, according to the province’s chief medical officer of health. In a news release issued Tuesday night, … Read More

Canada will have received 6.4M AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses by June’s end, official says

Canada will have received 6.4 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June, a government official says. The government official told Global News said there is some uncertainty that … 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

Quebec reports 3rd case of blood clot linked to AstraZeneca vaccine out of 500,000 doses administered

Quebec health officials reported a third case of a rare blood clot linked to Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday. The Health Department said the unidentified person remains hospitalized but is in … 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

Canadian doctors, Ryan Reynolds and other celebs team up to tackle vaccine hesitancy

Doctors and other front-line professionals, backed by Canadian celebrities, have banded together to get accurate vaccine information to those most at risk of contracting COVID-19. Read more: Have a vaccine … Read More

Health Canada stands behind AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot after 1st blood clot death reported

Health Canada maintains that the benefits of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine continue to outweigh the possible risks, after the first blood clot-related fatality was reported on Tuesday. In a statement … Read More

Quebec announces first death due to blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccine

Quebec has announced its first death linked to a blood clot after a woman received Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. Health officials said on Tuesday that the victim was a 54-year-old woman … Read More

Quebec reports first death due to blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccine

Quebec has announced its first death linked to a blood clot after a woman in her 50s received Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. Health officials said on Tuesday that the victim was … Read More

‘Demand is outstripping the supply’: Is Canada running out of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines?

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) says the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can now be offered to people 30 years old and up. But despite this recommendation, many provinces say … Read More

U.S. to share 60M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses with world

The U.S. will begin sharing its entire pipeline of vaccines from AstraZeneca once the COVID-19 vaccine clear federal safety reviews, the White House told The Associated Press on Monday, with … 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

2nd rare blood clot linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine confirmed in Hamilton, Ont.

Following the publication of a Global News report, Hamilton Public Health Services has confirmed the second instance of a man in his 60s who developed a blood clot after receiving … Read More

COVID-19: Ontario won’t lower AstraZeneca vaccine age threshold currently given limited supply

Ontario won’t be lowering the age threshold required to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine currently despite a new recommendation Friday from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). A spokesperson … Read More

1st known case of rare blood clot linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine confirmed in Ontario

The Ontario government has confirmed the first known case of a rare blood clot linked to the Astrazeneca-COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine in the province. According to a statement issued by the … 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

#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

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