Freeland mum on whether Canadians can start making plans for late 2021

As the government says any Canadian who wants a coronavirus vaccine by September will be able to access one, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is stopping short of telling Canadians … Read More

Merck abandons 2 potential COVID-19 vaccines over weak data

Drugmaker Merck & Co said on Monday it would stop the development of its two COVID-19 vaccines and focus pandemic research on treatments, with initial data on an experimental oral … Read More

Canada’s vaccine delays to dominate agenda as Parliament set to resume Monday

OTTAWA — Members of Parliament return to the House of Commons on Monday following a month-long break that was anything but restful to again face the ramification of the COVID-19 … Read More

Canadian dentists push for clarity about vaccine priority: ‘We’re doctors too’

Dr. Natalie Archer knows that getting herself and her employees vaccinated against COVID-19 won’t solve everything. But as a dentist who serves more than 7,000 clients across three clinics in … Read More

U.K. doctors to ‘urgently review’ 12-week gap between coronavirus vaccine doses

A major British doctors’ group says the U.K. government should “urgently review” its decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after … Read More

‘A senicide’: Strategic missteps, logistical hurdles plague Ontario’s early vaccine rollout

9:41 Ontario’s vaccine rollout: Strategic missteps, logistical hurdles and delays in reaching the most vulnerable Ontario’s vaccine rollout: Strategic missteps, logistical hurdles and delays in reaching the most vulnerable Kristin … Read More

Coronavirus: What you need to know about mRNA vaccines

The two COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada were created by using ground-breaking genetic technology that for years held huge promise, but always ran into roadblocks — until now. It’s called … 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

Provinces should set targets for giving prison inmates coronavirus vaccine: advocates

A director at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association believes provinces should set targets for vaccinating inmates in provincial jails — something half of jurisdictions have yet to do. The Correctional … Read More

Canada sees 200 new coronavirus deaths as cases top 725K

Canada saw 5,747 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday as the country pushing the total number of infections to 725,495. Health authorities also said another 200 people have … Read More

Seniors living independently feel ‘forgotten’ as others prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Samir Sinha’s phone rang on Saturday, as he said it often does these days. This time, the patient calling was a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor. “[He] called me on Saturday … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine rollout: How Canada compares with other countries

Canada has ordered the world’s largest number of coronavirus vaccine doses per capita – among which only two candidates have been approved so far. However, when it comes to the … Read More

Ontario premier pleads with incoming Biden administration for COVID-19 vaccine help

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has issued a plea to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden for help in obtaining more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines amid a shortage of doses in Canada. Ford made … Read More

Canada will receive zero Pfizer vaccine deliveries during last week of January

The man in charge of Canada’s coronavirus vaccine rollout logistics has confirmed that the country will not receive any Pfizer vaccine doses during the week of January 25, due to … Read More

Delaying second dose of coronavirus vaccines is ‘risky gamble’: experts

Amid shortages in coronavirus vaccine supplies, some Canadian provinces have decided to delay giving the second dose, which experts have called a “risky approach” and “a gamble.” Ontario’s government announced on … Read More

COMMENTARY: Coronavirus vaccines and the mismatch between Canada’s expectations and reality

Now that Canadians are getting used to the idea that effective vaccines to fight COVID-19 are a reality, we move on to answering the next big question: when can we … Read More

How well has Canada fought the COVID-19 pandemic? 3 experts weigh in

As new cases of COVID-19 surge across Canada, the federal government and the provinces have been imposing stricter measures to try to limit the illness’s spread. The Canadian Press interviewed … Read More

Pfizer to resume COVID-19 vaccine shipments to EU next week but Canada says no changes yet

Pfizer-BioNtech will be resuming shipments of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union next week, but there have been no more changes to Canada’s deliveries. The pharmaceutical giant announced Friday … Read More

Pfizer to resume COVID-19 vaccine shipments to EU within two weeks but Canada says no changes yet

Pfizer-BioNtech will be resuming shipments of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union within the next two weeks, but there have been no more changes to Canada’s deliveries. The pharmaceutical … Read More

64% of Canadians in favour of mandatory coronavirus vaccines: poll

One month since the start of coronavirus vaccinations in Canada, there is growing support for COVID-19 vaccines, with a majority of Canadians in favour of making the shots mandatory. According … Read More

Canada’s deliveries of Pfizer vaccine hit by ‘temporary delay,’ Anand says

Canada’s supply of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been hit by a temporary delay, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said on Friday. This is because the company is scaling up its … Read More

‘Temporary delay’ chops Canada’s deliveries of Pfizer vaccine in half for four weeks

Canada’s supply of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been hit by a temporary delay, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said on Friday. Shipments over the next four weeks will be reduced … Read More

No plans for ‘divisive’ vaccine passports for Canadians, Trudeau says

As shots of the novel coronavirus vaccine continue to roll out across Canada and other parts of the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has no plans to … Read More

Canadian doctors call for more transparency about coronavirus vaccine rollout

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 14, 2021 9:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The professional group for emergency … Read More

Ottawa seeking consultant to advise on coronavirus vaccine rollout amid questions

The federal government is looking to bring in an external public health consultant to advise on coronavirus vaccine distribution, amid growing scrutiny and questions over how the process is unfolding. … Read More

Ontario plans to provide 1st COVID-19 vaccine shot in all nursing homes by Feb. 15

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 13, 2021 12:29 pm     Updated January 13, 2021 12:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Canada can delay 2nd coronavirus vaccine dose if there’s a shortage, panel says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 13, 2021 11:05 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s national panel of vaccine … Read More

Canada passed on 16 million Moderna coronavirus vaccine doses due to timeline: minister

Canada passed on an option to acquire an additional 16 million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine because they wouldn’t be delivered until after the government hopes to have the … Read More

Feds publish coronavirus vaccine distribution list, painting rollout picture for coming months

The federal government has published its coronavirus vaccine delivery list, featuring forecasted shipment dates that outline exactly how many doses of each vaccine provinces and territories can expect, and when. … Read More

Coronavirus vaccines arrive in remote First Nations across Canada

First Nations across Canada have begun to receive doses of COVID-19 vaccines as provincial immunization programs get underway and Indigenous leaders encourage people to roll up their sleeves. Six of … Read More

Canada begins vaccinating inmates in federal prisons with no active coronavirus cases

The first 40 federal inmates to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus in Canada were given their inoculations inside facilities without any active cases, Global News has learned. That’s despite … Read More

No serious side-effects from COVID-19 vaccines so far, Health Canada says

Health Canada has no reports of unexpected side-effects from patients vaccinated against COVID-19 thus far. “There haven’t been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, … Read More

Amid shortages, 2nd dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine can be delayed: WHO

World Health Organization experts on Friday issued recommendations that the interval between administration of two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus can be extended to up to six … Read More

Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine appears to work against U.K., South Africa variants

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine appeared to work against a key mutation in the highly transmissible new variants of the coronavirus discovered in the UK and South Africa, according to … Read More

Immune but infectious: Can someone vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the virus?

As the cross-Canada roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines continues this week, it’s still unclear whether the injections can actually prevent the spread of the virus. While both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna … Read More

Federal inmates to start receiving coronavirus vaccinations this week, union says

Inmates at federal prisons across Canada will begin receiving vaccinations against the novel coronavirus on Friday, the according to the national prison officers’ union. The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers … Read More

Doctors urge high-risk pregnant, breastfeeding women to get access to COVID-19 vaccines

OTTAWA — The head of the Ontario Medical Association says the risk COVID-19 poses to pregnant and breastfeeding women is higher than the risk of taking a vaccine against the … Read More

Maimonides residents to put Quebec government on notice over vaccine delay

A Quebec lawyer representing families and residents of the Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Côte Saint-Luc is hoping the government will reverse course over its COVID-19 vaccination plan. Lawyer Julius Grey … Read More

Canada investigating timing of second coronavirus vaccine dose, Tam says

Canada is the latest country to investigate how to stretch vaccine doses as far as possible, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have tragic consequences all around the world. Dr. … Read More

Like a ‘rock concert’: Coronavirus vaccines a hot ticket for Canadian snowbirds

Getting a coronavirus vaccine these days is tougher than booking a ticket for a popular rock concert. “The rush for these spaces is just like a Rolling Stones concert,” said … Read More

New York, Florida to punish hospitals not dispensing coronavirus vaccines quickly enough

More than two-thirds of the 15 million coronavirus vaccines shipped within the United States have so far gone unused, U.S. health officials said on Monday, as the governors of New … Read More

Advocates call for targeted approach to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Canada

While many health-care workers eagerly wait for their turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, not everyone is enthusiastic. Medical experts say vaccine hesitancy is an issue that is playing out … Read More

Canada’s ‘slow’ rollout of coronavirus vaccine ’embarrassing’: experts

A majority of Canadians should be vaccinated against the coronavirus by September 2021, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But with the current pace of the country’s vaccination distribution, ex[erts … Read More

Canadians must work to prevent third wave as coronavirus vaccines roll out: expert

The annus horribilis that was 2020 is now in the rearview mirror – but when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, things aren’t over yet. Vaccines are beginning to roll … Read More

Mixing coronavirus vaccines without necessary data ‘a huge gamble,’ experts say

Different vaccines to protect against the novel coronavirus shouldn’t be mixed-and-matched, despite Britain’s recent decision to allow the practice to be used in rare occasions, health experts say. Mixing different … Read More

Britain to allow coronavirus vaccine mixing on rare occasions

Britain will allow people to be given shots of different COVID-19 vaccines on rare occasions, despite a lack of evidence about the extent of immunity offered by mixing doses. In … Read More

India tests coronavirus vaccine delivery system with nationwide trial

India tested its COVID-19 vaccine delivery system with a nationwide trial on Saturday as it prepares to roll out an inoculation program to stem the coronavirus pandemic. The trial included … Read More

As U.S. hits 20 million coronavirus cases, lawmakers call for action on vaccine plan

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney on Friday urged the U.S. government to immediately enlist veterinarians, combat medics and others in an all-out national campaign to administer coronavirus vaccinations and slow a … Read More

‘Real tension’: Should all coronavirus vaccine volunteers now get the real thing?

Tens of thousands of people have volunteered to test COVID-19 vaccines, but only about half of them got the real thing during trials. Now, with the first vaccine rollouts and … Read More

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