NACI backs 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine for immunocompromised

Some immunocompromised individuals may require an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine following a one-or-two-dose primary series, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said Friday. Based on new recommendation … Read More

Canada to donate 10M J&J COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries

Canada will donate up to 10M additional doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines — also known as the Janssen vaccine — internationally, the federal government announced Wednesday. “I … Read More

Pfizer’s 3rd COVID-19 shot has similar side effects to 2nd, Israeli survey finds

Most people who received a third dose of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine felt similar or fewer side effects than they did after receiving the second shot, according to an initial … Read More

U.K. seeks modified AstraZeneca shots to tackle Beta COVID-19 variant

Britain is in talks with AstraZeneca for additional doses of its COVID-19 vaccine that will have been modified to better target the Beta coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, … Read More

U.K. launches nationwide booster shot trial of 7 different COVID-19 vaccines

Britain launched a nationwide study on Wednesday to explore whether giving a third dose “booster” shot of coronavirus vaccines would be safe and effective in extending immune protection against COVID-19. … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine tracker: How many Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19?

Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Canada has launched the largest mass vaccination program in its history. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised that every Canadian — nearly … Read More

Two shots. A waiting period. Why the coronavirus vaccine won’t be a quick fix

News about a potential coronavirus vaccine has, predictably, prompted excitement from a lockdown-weary world. But experts say: Not so fast. “It’s completely understandable to have enthusiasm, but this is not … Read More

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine may be 90% effective, early data suggests

Pfizer says an early peek at its vaccine data suggests the shots may be 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, indicating the company is on track later this month to file … Read More