September a ‘critical time’ for Canada’s COVID-19 fight, experts say

September is a pivotal month for Canada’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public health and infectious disease experts. Students across the country are returning to school, fully vaccinated … Read More

Do Canadians need booster vaccines? Experts echo WHO’s call for pause

Canada should listen to the World Health Organization (WHO) and not offer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to its population right now, some experts say. The recommendations come after the WHO … Read More

Canada’s vaccine supply to hit 66M doses next week — enough for all currently eligible

By next week, Canada will have enough COVID-19 vaccines in the country to inoculate every eligible Canadian, government officials said Tuesday. The country is set to hit a total stockpile … Read More

Canada ‘on track’ to shorten 16-week interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses, Njoo says

Canadians can potentially receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine sooner than expected as millions more doses continue to be delivered across the country, according to deputy chief public … Read More

COVID-19 vaccinators: Meet the healthcare workers who are doling out shots

Six months since the kick-off in December, Canada’s COVID-19 vaccinate rollout has picked up pace across the country — and the people doling out the shots are hard at work. … Read More

Novavax vaccine shows 51% efficacy in COVID-19 infections caused by B.1.351 variant

Novavax Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine had efficacy of 51 per cent against infections caused by the South African variant among people who were HIV negative, and 43 per cent in a … Read More

Where is Canada now in its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Canada has administered at least 1.4 million more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine over the last week, according to the latest data from Health Canada. The new inoculations now bring … 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

Guidelines for vaccinated Canadians will only evolve ‘when safe,’ Tam says

Public health guidelines will need to evolve as more Canadians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but we’re not yet at that point, Canada’s top doctor said Tuesday. Dr. Theresa Tam … Read More

Canada approves Johnson & Johnson’s 1-shot COVID-19 vaccine

Health Canada has approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, officials announced Friday. The vaccine adds to Canada’s growing arsenal, becoming the fourth official shot to get Health Canada’s seal … Read More

Canada to announce approval of Johnson & Johnson’s 1-shot COVID-19 vaccine

Canada is set to announce it has approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, Global News has confirmed. The vaccine adds to Canada’s growing arsenal, becoming the fourth … 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

‘Early indications’ vaccines having impact on COVID-19 infection rates, Njoo says

Only two months into Canada’s nationwide rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, officials say there are early signs the precious drug is having an impact on infection rates. Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s … Read More

Feds asked vaccine makers to produce COVID-19 shots in Canada. All said no

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says every COVID-19 vaccine maker Canada signed a contract with last summer was asked if they could make the doses in Canada and all of them … Read More

What an EU crackdown on COVID-19 vaccine exports could mean for Canada

The European Union is implementing drastic transparency measures to ensure pharmaceutical companies deliver their COVID-19 vaccines on time. These measures, which include strict export controls, have prompted concerns from Canadian … Read More

Health Canada to decide on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in ‘coming days’

On the heels of approval by European regulators, Health Canada said it expects a decision on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine “in the coming days.” Read more: Travellers to pay ‘more than … Read More

Pfizer vaccine label changes could force Canada into global syringe race

Pfizer and BioNTech will cut back on how many vials of COVID-19 vaccine they send Canada this year if the federal health regulator agrees to change the vaccine label to … Read More

How can we get more vaccines faster? Experts say ‘it’s just not that easy’

With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the world’s supplies, a frustrated public and policymakers want to know: How can we get more? A lot more. Right away. The problem: “It’s … Read More

Watch live as federal officials discuss COVID-19, vaccine rollout in Canada

As Canada sinks further into a winter of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the speed and efficiency of vaccinations are top of mind. According to many, it’s not happening … Read More

Watch live as Trudeau, officials discuss COVID-19 and vaccine rollout

As Canada sinks further into a winter of rising COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, the speed and efficiency of vaccinations are top of mind. According to many, it’s not happening … Read More

Canada’s September vaccine target could hinge on other approvals

Canada’s goal to acquire enough COVID-19 vaccines for all Canadians could hinge, in part, on the approval of other candidates. While the planned deliveries of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will … Read More

Should teachers get coronavirus vaccine priority? Experts say yes, but so should others

As Canada begins roll out and administer its first shipments of the coronavirus vaccine, teachers are pushing to get themselves among the nation’s top priority list. The Canadian Teachers’ Federation … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine vials may hold more doses than previously thought, officials say

Vials of the coronavirus vaccine delivered to Canada earlier this week could be holding more doses than previously thought. Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw told reporters Thursday that … Read More

Forcing workers to get coronavirus vaccine a legal minefield for employers: experts

Canada’s first coronavirus vaccine could get the green light in a matter of days. For many businesses, a vaccine promises employers a return to some form of normal. Many will … Read More

Your employer can’t force you to get vaccinated, but experts warn of challenges ahead

Canada’s first coronavirus vaccine could get the green light in a matter of days. For many businesses, a vaccine promises employers a return to some form of normal. Many will … Read More

Canada in talks with coronavirus vaccine makers ‘every day’ as approvals near: Anand

Canada is in talks “every day” with various coronavirus vaccine suppliers in order to negotiate earlier delivery dates, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand said on Tuesday. Speaking … Read More

Canada could get multiple coronavirus vaccines. Experts say there are unique challenges

Vaccine-related news has dominated the waterfall of coronavirus headlines in recent weeks and so far, it’s been refreshingly positive. Multiple COVID-19 vaccines could be approved in the coming months, and … Read More

AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults

AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s potential COVID-19 vaccine produced a strong immune response in older adults, data published on Thursday showed, with researchers expecting to release late-stage trial results by Christmas. … Read More

Canadian company sees positive results in early coronavirus vaccine tests

Medicago says it has received promising early test results for its plant-derived vaccine for the novel coronavirus. The Quebec City-based company says interim results of a Phase 1 clinical trial … Read More

Alberta professor running COVID-19 study says ‘normal’ is far off, multiple steps ahead of vaccination

There are still multiple steps to go through before Canadians will be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a researcher from the University of Alberta involved in a study on Canada’s … Read More

Canada to join global coronavirus vaccine procurement program

The Canadian government will sign on to a global vaccine procurement program and by week’s end hopes to announce how much money it will pledge to the cause. Procurement Minister … Read More

The importance of Phase 3 trials for a coronavirus vaccine — and why it can’t be rushed

The race to find a coronavirus vaccine continues as pharmaceutical companies and governments around the world continue to conduct clinical trials — and many of them are reaching the critical … Read More

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