Moderna COVID-19 vaccine safe and protective for kids, company says

Moderna Inc said on Monday its COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response and was generally well-tolerated in children aged six to 11 years, and the company plans to submit … Read More

Religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandate: Here’s what we know, what we don’t

With the final deadlines for federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates looming, many who haven’t yet received the jab are scrambling to take their shot, preparing to face consequences, or seeking an … Read More

What does waning COVID-19 vaccine immunity mean? Experts say term is misleading

The idea of waning immunity has picked up steam in recent weeks, with some countries using it to justify rolling out third-dose COVID-19 vaccine boosters to their populations. But immunologists … 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

COVID-19 testing not an effective alternative to mandatory vaccines, experts say

Experts say that regular testing for COVID-19 is not an effective alternative to mandatory vaccinations to prevent the spread of the virus. Testing as an alternative to mandatory COVID-19 vaccines … Read More

Mississauga, Ont., plant tapped to make mRNA for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines

Under a new multi-year agreement, a plant in Mississauga, Ont. has been tapped by Moderna to make a key ingredient needed for its worldwide supply of COVID-19 vaccines. According to … Read More

WHO chief wants rich countries to halt booster shots for remainder of 2021

Rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vaccines should refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year and make the doses available for poorer countries, the head … Read More

Porter Airlines set to require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations or testing for all employees

Porter Airlines has announced it will be requiring all of its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or present a negative test within three days of the start of … Read More

Ontario government mandating COVID-19 vaccine policies for high-risk settings

The Ontario government will be requiring all high-risk settings in the province to enact COVID-19 vaccine policies by Sept. 7 in response to increased transmissibility of the Delta variant. “By … Read More

University profs hope ‘domino’ effect will make COVID-19 vaccine mandate a campus norm

The decisions of several top-tier universities to make COVID-19 vaccination a requirement to return to campus is putting added pressure on holdouts to follow suit, with some professors hoping the … Read More

Immunocompromised people should get 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose, Ontario study finds

When double lung and kidney transplant recipient Sara Murray of Acton, Ont., received her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine a few months ago, she was hoping for some “freedom.” … Read More

Vaccine Hunters Canada founder reflects on grassroots effort to get people COVID-19 shots

Andrew Young has a deep appreciation for kindness, viewing it as a form of universal currency. “Free to receive and most importantly, free to give,” he told Global News. In … Read More

Yukon says masks not required indoors amid easing of COVID-19 restrictions

WHITEHORSE — The Yukon government has lifted a series of public health restrictions as active COVID-19 infections decline and the vaccination rate rises. Starting Wednesday, the territory says masks are … Read More

COVID-19: N.S. party leaders say no to mandatory vaccines for teachers, health care workers

Public sector workers in Nova Scotia, including teachers, health care workers and long-term care workers won’t have to get vaccinated against COVID-19, no matter who wins the provincial election next … Read More

2 U.S. travellers fined $20K each for presenting fake COVID-19 vaccine documents in Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 30, 2021 6:45 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — Two travellers who … Read More

Alberta to adjust COVID-19 masking, isolation, testing rules over next month

In several phases, Alberta will be changing some COVID-19 rules around masking and isolating to recommendations, as about three-quarters of eligible people have at least one dose of vaccine. Starting … Read More

Age, location, information: experts outline key factors boosting COVID-19 vaccine uptake

In a sleepy Eastern Ontario pocket, residents boast an enviable record: the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in all of Ontario. Over 76 per cent of the residents of the Leeds, … Read More

COVID-19 outbreaks in unvaccinated groups like kids under 12 very much a ‘reality’: Tam

As Canada continues to hit further thresholds in vaccinating its population against COVID-19, the country’s top doctor is warning that still unvaccinated populations — especially children under the age of … Read More

New Public Health Ontario COVID-19 data shows vaccines providing ‘high degree’ of protection

New COVID-19 vaccine data released by Public Health Ontario appears to reinforce the effectiveness of how shots are curbing the confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths. An epidemiological summary released by … Read More

Public Health Ontario COVID-19 data showing vaccines provide ‘high degree’ of protection

New COVID-19 vaccine data released by Public Health Ontario appears to reinforce the effectiveness of how shots are curbing the confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths. An epidemiological summary released by … Read More

Canada set to receive 3.7M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

The federal government is expecting to receive 3.7 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, bringing the total of COVID-19 vaccine deliveries above 53.7 million doses. The new deliveries … Read More

WHO asks Western countries to recognize China’s COVID-19 vaccines

The World Health Organization said Thursday that any COVID-19 vaccines it has authorized for emergency use should be recognized by countries as they open up their borders to inoculated travelers. … Read More

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine seems to protect against Delta variant: study

Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine produced neutralizing antibodies against emerging variants, including the Delta variant first identified in India, in a lab study, the drugmaker said on Tuesday. The study was … Read More

Majority of COVID-19 infections, deaths now among unvaccinated people in Canada: Data

A majority of Canada’s COVID-19 infections and fatalities are now occurring in people who were not vaccinated against the disease, according to newly-released data from the country’s public health agency. … Read More

Rare heart inflammation ‘likely’ linked to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines: CDC group

Rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults is likely linked to vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 shots, a group of doctors advising the U.S. Centers for Disease … Read More

COVID-19 measures still needed as vaccines not ‘absolutely perfect,’ Tam warns

COVID-19  vaccines aren’t foolproof, and so we can’t yet do away with other precautionary measures, warned Canada’s chief public health officer. At a press conference Tuesday, Dr. Theresa Tam said … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine recipients frustrated by ‘mixed messages’ from Canadian authorities

Sam Glass, a culinary arts instructor from Thornhill, Ont., has had two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, and says he was happy to get them. “No regrets,” he told … Read More

Broadway show off limits to those who got AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The show must go on, but if you’ve been vaccinated with AstraZeneca and want to attend one particular live theatre production on Broadway don’t bother buying a ticket. Producers of … Read More

Canada received Pfizer COVID-19 doses earlier than planned, but paid premium

Canada paid a premium to get more than 250,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine delivered last December, weeks earlier than planned. The detail is contained in heavily redacted contracts … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate keeps rising — when will it stall?

Canada has among the highest rates of vaccination against COVID-19 in the world, with 63 per cent of the population having had at least one dose of vaccine, according to … Read More

EU to ditch J&J COVID-19 vaccines from U.S factory after contamination reports

Europe’s drug regulator said on Friday batches of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine made for the region around the time when contamination issues were revealed at a U.S. manufacturing site … Read More

Canada could get J&J vaccine shipment in June as quality concerns linger

Canada could get a shipment of 300,000 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines by the end of this month. During a COVID-19 press conference on Friday, Joelle Paquette, director-general responsible for … Read More

Heart inflammation risk in teens after Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine being investigated

Health authorities are trying to determine whether heart inflammation that can occur along with many types of infections could also be a rare side effect in teens and young adults after the … Read More

Rare COVID-19 blood clots tied to cold viruses, German scientists say

German researchers said that based on laboratory research, they believed they have found the cause of the rare but serious blood clotting events among some people who received COVID-19 vaccines made by … Read More

Percentage of Canadians who have 1st COVID-19 vaccine surpasses U.S.

The percentage of Canadians who have received their first COVID-19 vaccine has, for the first time, surpassed the United States. However, Canada still lags well behind the U.S. in terms … Read More

BioNTech vaccine should be up to 75% effective against India COVID-19 variant: CEO

BioNTech SE said on Thursday the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer should be roughly as effective against the new coronavirus variant first detected in India as it has been … Read More

WHO asks rich countries to donate COVID-19 jabs instead of vaccinating kids

The World Health Organization urged rich countries on Friday to reconsider plans to vaccinate children and instead donate COVID-19 shots to the COVAX scheme that shares them with poorer nations. … Read More

Delaying 2nd Pfizer vaccine dose may protect better against COVID-19: study

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine generates antibody responses three-and-a-half times larger in older people when a second dose is delayed to 12 weeks after the first, a British study said. The study … 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

Alberta woman dies of complications after receiving AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

An Alberta woman in her 50s has died after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, according to the province’s chief medical officer of health. In a news release issued Tuesday night, … Read More

Canada set to receive 1 million more Moderna doses in May as Ontario marks 8K deaths

Ontario marked a grim COVID-19 milestone Thursday as its virus-related death toll passed 8,000 and provincial health leaders sped up plans that could get more Canadians vaccinated in the coming … Read More

‘Demand is outstripping the supply’: Is Canada running out of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines?

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) says the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can now be offered to people 30 years old and up. But despite this recommendation, many provinces say … Read More

1st known case of rare blood clot linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine confirmed in Ontario

The Ontario government has confirmed the first known case of a rare blood clot linked to the Astrazeneca-COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine in the province. According to a statement issued by the … 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

COVID-19: Vaccine Hunters Canada volunteers working to eliminate booking appointment barriers

During the day Joshua Kalpin works as a software engineer, but by night he is hunting online – hunting for COVID-19 vaccine appointments on behalf of Vaccine Hunters Canada. “This … Read More

Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout hampered by shipment delays, provincial government insists

Ontario government officials continue to insist the province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is still impacted by shipment delays amid news of clinics being shut down due to lack of supply. In … Read More

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