Canada hits vaccination milestone: 20% have received at least 1 COVID-19 shot

One-fifth of the Canadian population has now received at least one dose of a vaccine to protect against the deadly COVID-19 disease. The country hit the milestone on Tuesday, having … Read More

‘AstraZeneca isn’t enough’: Pharmacies plead with provinces for access to other COVID-19 vaccines

Canadian pharmacies are helping administer COVID-19 vaccines across the country, saying the demand for inoculation is massive. So big in fact, that many pharmacies are standing by waiting for the … Read More

Canada to get 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses this week as COVID-19 soars across country

The recent flood of COVID-19 vaccine doses into Canada is expected to wane this week, with a little more than one million shots scheduled for delivery over the next seven … Read More

Canada to get nearly 2M vaccines this week as pandemic’s 3rd wave swells

OTTAWA – The federal government is expecting Moderna to make good this week on a previously promised batch of 855,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses that were expected last week. Read more: … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine shortages to hit world’s poorest countries as COVAX halts deliveries

LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their COVID-19 vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through … Read More

COVID-19 in Toronto neighbourhoods: How postal code data highlights vaccine inequities

When it comes to accessing COVID-19 vaccines in Toronto, newly released data appears to reinforce how where you live can be a major difference-maker. According to data collected by ICES … Read More

Health officials seek to convince skeptical public of COVID-19 vaccine safety

Canada’s deputy chief public health officer wouldn’t hesitate to roll up his sleeve if the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were offered to him tomorrow, he said this week. Dr. Howard Njoo, along … Read More

What should be done with leftover vaccines at Ontario clinics? Experts push for a plan

On Saturday, thousands of people swarmed a Toronto hospital’s website that was believed to be offering leftover vaccines at the end of each day to anyone between the ages of … Read More

Canada now vaccinating over 100K per day. Here’s what it will take to hit September target

Over the last week, Canada has ramped up its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, administering more than 100,000 doses per day. This is a great start but more needs to be done … Read More

A look at who will receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks in each province

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military … Read More

Canada lacks cohesion over obesity as a COVID-19 vaccine priority

Canadians with severe obesity won’t have to wait much longer to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario, Manitoba, or Alberta. The three provinces have explicitly listed severe obesity as among … Read More

Canada has asked U.S. for COVID-19 vaccine help, White House confirms

By Staff The Associated Press Posted March 17, 2021 4:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The White House is confirming … Read More

COVID-19 survivors may only need one vaccine dose, study says

A single dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine could provide the same level of protection or higher in a person who has recovered from the virus than someone with no … Read More

A look at when Canada could start administering COVID-19 vaccines to teens, children

As vaccines to protect against the novel coronavirus continue to be administered across the country, one question remains unanswered — when will shots be approved for children and when will … Read More

Senior Canadian scientists question government plans to delay 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

A joint letter from senior scientists from a number of major health institutions is raising questions about a plan to delay second doses of COVID-19 vaccinations by four months. A … Read More

Majority of Canadians don’t think feds will meet COVID-19 vaccine target: Ipsos

The majority of Canadians are not confident the federal government will meet its COVID-19 vaccine target of having most of the population inoculated by the end of September, according to … Read More

Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved in Canada. How does it compare to the others?

Canada has now approved four different coronavirus vaccines after giving the green light to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot. Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot joins a growing arsenal of vaccines … Read More

Extended gap between COVID-19 vaccine shots could fast-track vaccination: feds

By delaying the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, Canada may be able to meet vaccination targets ahead by several weeks.If the spacing between doses “were to be increased” based … Read More

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for Canadians over age 65: NACI

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is not currently recommending the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca be used on people aged 65 or older. According to the NACI website, … Read More

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for people in Canada over age 65: NACI

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is not currently recommending the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca be used on people aged 65 or older. According to the NACI website, … Read More

COVID-19 vaccines cut risk of severe infection, Scotland study shows 

Scotland’s vaccination drive appears to be markedly reducing the risk of hospitalisation for COVID-19, suggesting that both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca shots are highly effective in preventing severe infections, preliminary … Read More

Canadians are angry about vaccine delays. It’s hurting Trudeau’s poll numbers: Ipsos

Canadians are angry about delays in the coronavirus vaccine rollout – and it’s starting to hurt the Liberals in the polls, according to fresh figures from Ipsos. Read more: Majority … Read More

Canada adds 2,676 new coronavirus cases as feds announce new border measures

Another 2,676 people in Canada have contracted the novel coronavirus, pushing the total number of infections in the country to 810,802. Health officials in the provinces also reported 74 new … Read More

‘They keep moving the goalposts,’ Rempel-Garner says in criticism of COVID-19 vaccine delays

The federal conservative health critic warned of the impact of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine delays on Saturday, saying there could be huge implications to the country’s public health system because of … Read More

Canada could double its spring vaccinations if three more COVID-19 vaccines are approved

The number of Canadians vaccinated in the spring could double if Health Canada gives the green light to all three vaccines it is currently reviewing. But Canada is unlikely to … Read More

Parkinson’s disease patients should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines: experts

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) should be given priority to get the coronavirus vaccines because they are at a high risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19, some experts say. … Read More

U.S. may start vaccinating children by summer: Fauci

The Biden administration hopes to begin vaccinating younger children by late spring or early summer, Dr Anthony Fauci said Friday during a White House coronavirus briefing. The government’s top public health … Read More

Canada adds 7,220 new coronavirus cases, 159 deaths as vaccine rollout continues

Canada added 7,220 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 618,164. Health authorities also reported 159 more people have … 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

COMMENTARY: Should the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory?

The process of vaccinating Canadians against COVID-19 has begun. With the rise in vaccine hesitancy, and many refusing even to wear masks, people are wondering whether COVID-19 vaccination could be … Read More

COMMENTARY: What scientists look for in COVID-19 clinical trial results

As the second wave of COVID-19 escalates in Canada and around the world, pharmaceutical companies have been announcing vaccine trial results that promise to help ease restrictions and return us … Read More

Researchers ‘very confident’ vaccine for coronavirus will be developed

Thousands of researchers around the world have been working tirelessly to develop a vaccine to treat the novel coronavirus that has wreaked havoc across the globe. READ MORE: A look … Read More