Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is slowing. That’s leading to wastage, experts warn

Canada’s demand for COVID-19 vaccines is slowly dropping, experts say, and they warn those waiting to see whether cases spike before getting their jabs are wasting time the body needs … Read More

Over 50% of all Canadians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Over half of all Canadians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as case counts and hospitalizations continue to fall across the country. As of Monday evening, 50.2 per cent of … Read More

Nearly 20% of Canadians still hesitant or refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine: poll

Nearly 20 per cent of Canadians still need to be convinced to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll suggests — with one in 10 saying they definitely won’t get … Read More

Canada’s 50% vaccinated milestone boosts optimism to keep going, experts say

Raywat Deonandan is feeling more hopeful these days, and he’s noticed a renewed optimism in many of his epidemiology and infectious disease colleagues. After months of observing negative COVID-19 trends, … 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

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

Canada to face COVID-19 like yearly endemic flu due to variants, expert says

A Canadian health expert on the federal government’s COVID-19 Task Force says that Canada and the rest of the world will most likely see the novel coronavirus become a part … Read More

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine effective at preventing severe outcomes from 2 variants: studies

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was found to be extremely effective at preventing severe outcomes — like hospitalization and death — caused by more transmissible or vaccine-resistant variants, according to two recently-published … Read More

Health Canada to hold back 1st batch of 300K J&J vaccines over ‘quality control issues’

Health Canada will hold back the first batch of 300,000 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines after learning of a “drug substance” found in the batch, the agency confirmed Friday. According … Read More

Health Canada holding back 1st batch of J&J COVID-19 vaccines over quality control issues

Global News previously reported that a substance from the AstraZeneca vaccine was found to be in Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine batch sent to Canada. This has since been corrected to … Read More

Canada surpasses 12 million COVID-19 vaccine jabs as rollout picks up speed

Canada has now administered more than 12 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as the country’s race to safeguard most of its population against the virus continues to pick up … Read More

Canada expecting 1M Pfizer vaccine doses this week after Moderna delays shipment

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 19, 2021 7:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada will have to wait … Read More

Older Canadians still face barriers to getting vaccinated against COVID-19: report

Many elderly Canadians are still facing barriers to getting vaccinated against COVID-19 despite an overwhelming willingness to get vaccinated, a new report warns. The analysis from the National Institute of … Read More

Trudeau pushes back on Ford’s criticism of federal COVID-19 vaccine procurement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing back against Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s accusation that the federal government’s procurement of COVID-19 vaccines is “a joke.” Trudeau took a poke at Ford during a virtual … 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

Should vaccinated people across Canada get certain freedoms? Here’s what health experts say

Ontario health officials are asking people who are vaccinated to continue following COVID-19 safety rules until more people get inoculated — but some health experts say Canada’s vaccinated population should … Read More

‘Reliable scientific evidence’ needed to consider COVID-19 vaccine passports: PHAC

The federal government is mulling over the potential use of COVID-19 vaccine passports to reopen travel and the economy, with officials saying that they would need “reliable scientific evidence” before … Read More

Indigenous people should be prioritized in provincial COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Miller

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 17, 2021 1:55 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller … Read More

Couple faces charges after flying to Yukon and receiving coronavirus vaccine

A cabinet minister says a couple from outside Yukon travelled to a remote community in the territory this week and received doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Community Services Minister John Streiker … Read More

Canada signs deal with VBI Vaccines to develop coronavirus candidate by 2022

VBI Vaccines Inc said on Monday it had entered into an agreement with Canada to develop a potential vaccine for COVID-19 by 2022 through mid-stage trials conducted exclusively in the … Read More