How effective is the 1st COVID-19 jab? What we know as deleted Tory tweet slams ‘one dose summer’

The Conservatives deleted a tweet on Thursday that leader Erin O’Toole has said was “detracting” from important conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Canada. “A ‘one dose summer’ is … 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

Trudeau says family, friend BBQs can happen this summer — with a caveat

Canadians will be able to invite over friends and family for a BBQ this summer if COVID-19 infection rates are down and a vast majority of the population is vaccinated … Read More

Bolivia signs deal to import J&J vaccine from Canadian company, pending patent issues

A Canadian company hoping to contribute to the world’s vaccination efforts says it has reached a deal to provide 15 million doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine … Read More

COVID-19 vaccinations could start for U.S. kids aged 12-15 this week

U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12 and said they could begin receiving shots as soon as Thursday, widening the country’s … Read More

80% of Canadians support COVID-19 vaccine passports for travel: poll

A new Leger poll suggests Canadian confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is holding firm despite swirling confusion and concern about the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. It also suggests Canadians are … Read More

‘Unfair and unjust’: experts explain why some countries still don’t have COVID-19 jabs

At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad’s capital, there are no debates over which COVID-19 vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. … Read More

‘Unfair and unjust’: why some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all

At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad’s capital, there are no debates over which COVID-19 vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. … Read More

AstraZeneca considers seeking full U.S. approval for its COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca Plc may skip asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency-use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine and instead pursue the more time-intensive application for a full-fledged license to sell … Read More

Alberta oil sands group starts offering on-site COVID-19 vaccines as CNRL confirms 2 deaths

The Oil Sands Community Alliance has started rolling out on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinics at industrial camps and sites in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Oil camp COVID-19 vaccination The … Read More

B.C. couple accused of jumping COVID-19 vaccine queue in Yukon back in court May 18

The wealthy Vancouver couple accused of duping their way into getting a COVID vaccine in the Yukon before they were eligible were due back in court Tuesday. A lawyer for … Read More

B.C. couple accused of jumping COVID-19 vaccine in Yukon in court Tuesday

The wealthy Vancouver couple accused of duping their way into getting a COVID vaccine in the Yukon before they were eligible is due back in court Tuesday. A lawyer for … 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

Provinces see record COVID-19 case counts as hotspots wait amid J&J vaccine delays

Officials in some COVID-19 hot spots awaited word on immunization efforts Saturday after learning Health Canada was holding back expected Johnson & Johnson vaccines over safety concerns, while several provinces … Read More

COVID-19: Second vaccine dose delays leave many cancer patients unprotected, say advocates

This week, patients and advocates mounted a national campaign to prioritize people with cancer by adhering to the manufacturer’s schedule. In the case of Pfizer, that’s a three-week delay, while … Read More

‘It’s like buying candy’: Expert says it’s easy for Canadians to get vaccinated in U.S. Here’s how

A growing number of United States border towns are dolling out COVID-19 vaccines to Canadians who are desperately trying to get a shot amid a surging third wave. And it’s … Read More

Risk from COVID-19 virus variants remains after first Pfizer shot: study

A single dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine may not generate a sufficient immune response to protect against dominant new variants, except in people who have already been infected with COVID-19, … Read More

Risk from COVID-19 variants remains after first Pfizer shot: study

A single dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine may not generate a sufficient immune response to protect against dominant new variants, except in people who have already been infected with COVID-19, … 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

Feds’ COVID-19 vaccine supply may not be enough to keep up with provinces, data suggests

As officials point forward to millions of incoming COVID-19 vaccine doses, current vaccination data analyzed by Global News suggests that federal vaccine deliveries are falling short of provincial administration rates … 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

Employers grant workers time off to get COVID-19 shots as rollout ramps up in Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted April 23, 2021 11:53 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Employers are letting their workers … Read More

‘This situation is urgent.’ Why pregnant women are flooding Canadian ICUs

Physicians across Canada are sounding the alarm after seeing an increased number of pregnant women infected with COVID-19 admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). And these women face a risk … 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

Atlantic premiers consider reallocating COVID-19 resources to hard-hit Ontario

Atlantic premiers say they are considering what resources can be shifted to Ontario as the province deals with a severe third wave of COVID-19. Three out of four provincial leaders … Read More

COMMENTARY: Our overly-cautious approach to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine needs to change

While it was certainly welcome news yesterday to hear of increases in the amount of Pfizer vaccines arriving in Canada next month and in June, it was disappointing to hear … Read More

Police in Quebec investigate after man allegedly tried to access COVID-19 vaccines at pharmacy

Police in Quebec are investigating after a man allegedly tried to gain access to COVID-19 vaccines at a local pharmacy. The incident unfolded at a Jean-Coutu location on Notre-Dame Street … Read More

China offering coupons, free eggs as incentive for population to get COVID-19 vaccine

China’s success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its inoculation campaign by offering incentives … Read More

Doctors say COVID-19 variants put pregnant women at greater risk, cite ‘urgent’ need for vaccines

Ariane Chang is in her last trimester of being pregnant and with less than five weeks to go, she says she has been fortunate to have had a healthy and … Read More

Should you get the vaccine if you’ve already had COVID-19?

More than one million Canadians have tested positive for COVID-19 so far. Should they also be signing up to get the vaccine when they’re eligible or does their prior infection … Read More

Why all COVID-19 vaccine side effects matter, not just the serious ones

One of the leaders of the largest independent vaccine safety study in Canadian history says tracking the mild side effects of COVID-19 vaccines is as important as recording the rare … Read More

More than 85% of Atlantic Canadians plan to get COVID-19 vaccination: survey

The majority of Atlantic Canadians are likely to get vaccinated for COVID-19 , according to a new survey. Halifax-based Narrative Research released its findings Wednesday. Read more: Canada hits vaccination milestone: … Read More

80% of Canadians plan to get COVID-19 vaccine, but safety fears causing hesitancy: poll

More Canadians than ever say they intend to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll suggests while fear about vaccine safety is the main driver of hesitancy to get an … Read More

Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot less effective against South African variant: study

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa can “break through” Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is … Read More

Pfizer, BioNTech ask U.S. to allow COVID-19 vaccine emergency use in adolescents

Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE on Friday asked U.S. regulators to allow the emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 15. The vaccine … 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

‘I lost my other half’: New Brunswick woman opens up about losing husband to COVID-19

The wife of the 38-year-old New Brunswicker who died from COVID-19 this week says her husband was in good health before the virus. Luc Bélanger from the Edmundston region is … Read More

Upper Hammonds Plains church hosts province’s first African Nova Scotian vaccination clinic

Reverend Andrea Anderson was the first person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the province’s first African Nova Scotian vaccination clinic on Thursday. “I’ve been long awaiting this so I’ve … Read More

Biolyse suggests Health Canada lacks urgency over its ask to produce COVID-19 vaccines for export

Biolyse Pharma says it could be producing as many as 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine for export annually, but it’s waiting for action from Health Canada. The St. Catharines, … Read More

Quebec to start vaccinating essential workers, chronically ill in Montreal

Quebec is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination rollout to essential workers in Montreal, who will be able to book their first appointment starting this Friday. Under the plan, Montrealers who live … Read More

Quebec officials to outline next phase of COVID-19 vaccination rollout

Quebec’s health minister is expected to give details of the next phase of the province’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout as the province faces the third wave of the pandemic. Christian Dubé … 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

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

With COVID-19 variant cases on the rise, what do experts recommend?

Just as vaccination drives are picking up steam across Canada, deadlier and possibly more transmissible COVID-19 variants are spiking up infection rates among Canadians. “It’s very concerning,” Dr. Susy Hota, … 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

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