Vaccinated and unvaccinated Canadians have very negative relationships: poll

A new poll suggests tensions over COVID-19 vaccines in Canada are high as frictions grow between those who are vaccinated against the virus and those who are not. The Leger … Read More

U.S. FDA advisors reject COVID-19 booster shot approval, but may vote for older adults

A panel of expert outside advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted against broadly approving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, but may vote on a narrower approval for older … Read More

U.S. FDA advisors recommend COVID-19 boosters for seniors after rejecting wide approval

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on Friday to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness, … Read More

Breakthrough cases: What’s it like catching COVID-19 after vaccination?

Toronto resident Jana Singer started to develop a sore throat when she was on holiday in Mexico last month. Upon her return at the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Singer tested … Read More

Poor countries still waiting for COVID-19 vaccines as COVAX donations trickle in

An international system to share coronavirus vaccines was supposed to guarantee that low and middle-income countries could get doses without being last in line and at the mercy of unreliable … Read More

Health Canada adds Bell’s Palsy warning to Pfizer labels, but says vaccine is safe

Health Canada has updated the label on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to reflect very rare reports of Bell’s Palsy. In very rare scenarios, cases of Bell’s Palsy have been reported … Read More

Canada donating 17.7M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines amid global disparities

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the Canadian government will donate a total of 17.7 million additional doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX vaccine sharing program. It comes … Read More

Canadians seeking COVID-19 vaccines in US should be essential travellers: congressman

Canadians who want a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States should be allowed to cross the border as essential travellers in order to get the shot, says a U.S. congressman. … Read More

Anti-vax doctor mocked for claiming that shots will ‘magnetize’ people

Are you sick and tired of peeling forks off your head and car keys off your fingers? Are you suddenly a master of magnetism, capable of bending metal with your … Read More

COVID-19: A Montreal nurse and the ‘amazing’ moment when she vaccinated her own grandson

Many grandparents dream of being able to reunite with family and a return to normal life after months of being kept apart by COVID-19. That holds true for Linda Mestel, … 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

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be stored in fridge for a month: E.U. regulator

Europe’s drug regulator on Monday recommended extending the storage time for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at normal fridge temperatures to 31 days from five days, easing logistical challenges during rollouts … Read More

Canada’s Medicago says its COVID-19 vaccine shows promising antibody results in trial

Canada’s first homegrown vaccine for COVID-19 is showing promising antibody results in hundreds of participants in a Phase 2 trial and could be ready for a final authorization request this … Read More

Brazil ignored Pfizer’s offers of COVID-19 vaccine for months last year, company says

Pfizer repeatedly offered to sell its COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil’s Health Ministry between August and November last year, but got no answer from the government, Pfizer’s chief executive for Latin … Read More

Will you need a yearly COVID-19 booster shot? Some scientists aren’t so sure

COVID-19 vaccine developers are making ever bolder assertions that the world will need yearly booster shots, or new vaccines to tackle concerning coronavirus variants, but some scientists question when, or … Read More

From free beer to $1 million: What U.S. states are offering for COVID-19 vaccinations

Political leaders in the United States are resorting to desperate measures to convince more Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. U.S. President Joe Biden is aiming to have enough of … Read More

Novavax delays timeline for approval, production of COVID-19 vaccine to late 2021

Novavax on Monday again delayed its timeline for ramping up COVID-19 vaccine production and said it does not expect to seek regulatory authorization for the shot in the United States, … Read More

Canada’s vaccination rate is eclipsing the U.S. Experts say the comparison is complicated

After months spent watching with envy as millions of Americans were vaccinated against COVID-19, Canada is now administering more doses per capita each day than the U.S., according to federal … Read More

Confusion, anger arises over NACI’s mixed messaging on ‘preferred’ COVID-19 vaccine

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they’re offered. … Read More

1.3% of Canada’s COVID-19 cases had 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

1.3% got COVID-19 after getting 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

1.3% of Canadians got COVID-19 after getting 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … 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

Single COVID-19 vaccine dose cuts household transmission by half, U.K. data shows

COVID-19 vaccines deployed in England can cut transmission of the coronavirus in households by up to a half, data from Public Health England (PHE) showed on Wednesday, in addition to … 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

Most Canadians say type of COVID-19 vaccine instrumental in whether or not they get it: poll

With COVID-19 vaccinations ramping up across provinces and territories, a new poll suggests that despite Canadians’ overall confidence in the rollout, many are expressing concern over the type of vaccine … Read More

Researchers racing to develop one vaccine for all coronaviruses

As vaccines roll out across the globe to protect against COVID-19 and its known variants, researchers around the world are in a race to find a universal vaccine that could … Read More

Some U.S. areas stop using J&J COVID-19 vaccine after ‘adverse reaction’ reports

Following the shutdown of a mass vaccination site in Colorado after 11 people reported “adverse reactions” to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 jab, a county in North Carolina also paused … Read More

Will the more deadly COVID-19 variants ruin our summer? Here’s what experts are saying

The weather is warming, the days are getting longer and many Canadians may be feeling the urge to enjoy the outdoors after a winter cooped up amid the coronavirus pandemic … Read More

Vaccinated snowbirds say they’re being ‘punished’ with Canada’s COVID-19 hotel quarantine

Some among the thousands of snowbirds flocking back to Canada for the spring are expressing frustration over having to undergo the federally mandated hotel quarantine — even after getting shots … 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

Can vaccinated people spread COVID-19? Data too limited, Health Canada says

It is still too early to say with any amount of certainty whether vaccines prevent people from spreading COVID-19 to others who are not yet vaccinated, Health Canada says. The … 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

Company at centre of Johnson & Johnson vaccine problem has prior health citations: report

The company at the center of quality problems that led Johnson & Johnson to discard an unknown amount of its coronavirus vaccine has a string of citations from U.S. health officials for … 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

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine protects kids aged 12-15 in trial

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Wednesday their COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective and produced robust antibody responses in 12-to 15-year olds, paving the way for them to seek … Read More

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in protecting kids aged 12-15 in trial

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Wednesday their COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective and produced robust antibody responses in 12- to 15-year olds, paving the way for them to … Read More

U.K. won’t share surplus COVID-19 vaccines until all adults are inoculated: minister

Britain will focus on vaccinating the whole of its adult population for COVID-19 before it can to provide any surplus shots to other countries such as its close neighbor Ireland, … Read More

Over a dozen U.S. states to open up vaccines to all adults amid new COVID-19 surge

More than a dozen states will open vaccine eligibility to all adults this week in a major expansion of COVID-19 shots for tens of millions of Americans amid a worrisome … 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

A look at how Canada approved 5 COVID-19 vaccines in under a year

In the last four years, Health Canada has approved more than 1,500 new or updated pharmaceuticals. Ten of them are vaccines. Five of those are for COVID-19. Dr. Supriya Sharma, … Read More

Religion a source of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, according to USask researcher

COVID-19 vaccines can end the pandemic but they’re also causing a crisis of faith. “I have to read about vaccines every day because it’s the number one question that we … 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

Trudeau, EU leader talk vaccines but no assurance Canada exempt from export controls

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reaffirmed their cooperation in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to both Canada and Europe during a … Read More

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine plant approved in U.S.

A large plant being used to manufacture Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine was cleared by U.S. regulators on Tuesday, setting the stage for the weekly U.S. supply to surge more then 20 percent. About 27 million … Read More

Cuba to test homegrown coronavirus vaccine on nearly entire population of Havana

Cuba will administer experimental COVID-19 shots to nearly the entire population of the capital Havana by May as health authorities carry out massive interventional studies and late stage trials, officials said on … Read More

Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine due to defective packaging

Hong Kong suspended use of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Wednesday after its Chinese distributor informed the city that one batch had defective bottle lids. The city’s government said the suspension … Read More