Moderna’s data not strong enough to support booster shots, FDA says

Scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that Moderna Inc. had not met all of the agency’s criteria to support use of booster doses of its … Read More

Moderna doesn’t plan to share COVID-19 vaccine recipe with world, chairman says

Moderna has no plans to share the recipe for its COVID-19 vaccine because executives have concluded that scaling up the company’s own production is the best way to increase the … Read More

Finland follows other Nordic countries by suspending Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

By Staff The Associated Press Posted October 8, 2021 6:46 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Finland has joined other Nordic … Read More

Denmark, Sweden press pause on Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for younger age groups

Sweden and Denmark said on Wednesday they are pausing the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups after reports of possible rare cardiovascular side effects. The Swedish health … Read More

Moderna asks Health Canada to approve COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

Moderna has applied for Canadian approval of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, the company announced Tuesday. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has already recommended third doses … Read More

Cases of heart inflammation higher after Moderna COVID-19 vaccine: Health Canada

Canadian health officials said on Friday data suggests reported cases of rare heart inflammation were relatively higher after Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine compared with the Pfizer/BioNTech shots. The data also indicated … Read More

U.S. will give COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all Americans amid Delta surge

U.S. health officials Wednesday recommended all Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to shore up their protection amid the surging Delta variant and evidence that the vaccines’ effectiveness is falling. The … Read More

New Moderna plant welcomed by public health experts but more details needed

New plans for Moderna to open a vaccine manufacturing facility in Canada are being welcomed by experts as a way to strengthen the country’s capacity to address future pandemics – … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna to build mRNA production plant in Canada

U.S. drug maker Moderna will sign an agreement with the Canadian government Tuesday promising to build an mRNA production plant in Canada. Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel will sign the memorandum … Read More

New Moderna plant opening in Canada, but we still don’t know where

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne says a new vaccine production facility, set to be built by Moderna, will help Canada prepare for the next pandemic. Champagne announced in Montreal that Moderna … Read More

COVID-19 booster shot might be needed by winter, Moderna says as study continues

Moderna Inc. said on Thursday its COVID-19 shot was about 93 per cent effective through six months after the second dose, showing hardly any change from the 94 per cent … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU facing over-supply of Moderna doses as vaccinations decline

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says it has 21,300 doses of Moderna‘s COVID-19 vaccine that need to be used in the next two weeks. The health unit is urging anyone who … Read More

Moderna co-founder using mRNA technology to treat venomous snakebites

Derrick Rossi always said he’d be satisfied with his work when it had a positive impact on humanity. But after his research around mRNA technology paved the way for the … 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

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

U.S. experts expand study on whether Moderna vaccine curbs COVID-19 spread

U.S. scientists are expanding a government-funded study that aims to directly answer the question of whether Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine curbs the spread of SARS-CoV-2. The study, backed by the … Read More

Some Canadians denied Moderna COVID-19 shots amid Pfizer delays

Canada has approved mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines — but not everyone has been able to get a different second dose. Amid a delay in shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech shots … Read More

Pfizer or Moderna? ‘There’s no better or worse,’ Ontario’s COVID-19 science chief says

Pfizer or Moderna? It’s the COVID-19 vaccine question more and more Canadians are asking themselves as the country adapts to being in the privileged position of having millions of doses … Read More

Moderna seeks Canada’s approval for COVID-19 vaccine use in kids 12 and up

Moderna is asking Health Canada to approve its COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents aged 12 and older, following a study that showed doses were “highly effective” at preventing infection … Read More

Canada to receive 2.9M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week from Pfizer, Moderna

Canada is set to receive 2.9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks in large part to an increase in planned deliveries from Pfizer and BioNTech. The two pharmaceutical companies … Read More

Is Pfizer better than Moderna? Experts say no — it’s all about the brand

Kelly Grindrod was confused when she first heard of people leaving COVID-19 vaccine clinics once they realized they’d be getting the Moderna jab — a surprising turn that experts say … Read More

Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine shows 100% efficacy in teens aged 12-17

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was shown to be effective in adolescents aged 12-17 and showed no new or major safety problems in a clinical trial, the developer said on Tuesday. The … Read More

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine over 90% effective 6 months after booster shot, data shows

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is more than 90 per cent effective against the virus at least six months after receiving a second dose. Referencing data released Tuesday from its … Read More

Moderna begins testing new COVID-19 vaccine that can be stored in refrigerators

By Manojna Maddipatla and Vishwadha Chander Reuters Posted March 15, 2021 5:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Moderna Inc said … Read More

Mild, temporary vaccine side effects? That’s a sign they’re working, experts say

Sore arm, fatigue, muscle pain and fever are some of the side effects being reported in those receiving COVID-19 vaccines, and experts say that’s mostly a good thing. Vaccines are … Read More

Canada could see more vaccine hurdles while at mercy of other nations, experts warn

After a few initial hiccups, COVID-19 vaccine rollout has finally picked up pace in Canada. As of Wednesday, more than 3.8 million doses had been distributed to provinces and territories … Read More

Can COVID-19 vaccines reduce transmission? Here’s what we know so far

If you have received the coveted coronavirus vaccine shot, there is both good and bad news. While there is a high probability you will not get sick with COVID-19, there … 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

P.E.I. is vaccinating its first priority groups. Here’s where its rollout stands

Prince Edward Island says it expects to finish immunizing most of its first priority groups by the end of March in the first phase of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Meanwhile, … Read More

New Brunswick revises COVID-19 vaccine plan. Here’s where it stands in the rollout

New Brunswick health officials have announced changes to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, after shipment delays and re-routed doses dented the province’s distribution plan. Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical … Read More

Here’s where Nova Scotia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout plan stands

Nova Scotia has passed the halfway mark of Phase 1 in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan. Following shipment delays and re-routed doses, the province is expecting to receive its largest … Read More

Booster shots, new clinical trials: What the COVID-19 variants could mean for vaccines

In a bid to end the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of coronavirus vaccines were developed in record time last year. Now, new more transmissible variants that have emerged in different … 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

How can we get more vaccines faster? Experts say ‘it’s just not that easy’

With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the world’s supplies, a frustrated public and policymakers want to know: How can we get more? A lot more. Right away. The problem: “It’s … Read More

Indigenous Services minister ‘disgusted’ by B.C. couple who flew to Yukon for vaccine

The federal minister in charge of Indigenous Services has openly called out the wealthy Vancouver couple accused of flying to the Yukon so they could have a jump on the … Read More

Wisconsin pharmacist to plead guilty to intentionally spoiling coronavirus vaccine

A Wisconsin pharmacist has agreed to plead guilty to purposely trying to spoil hundreds of doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to render them ineffective, the U.S. Justice … Read More

B.C. couple who flew to Yukon for COVID-19 vaccine ineligible for 2nd dose until August

A B.C. couple charged with disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jump the COVID-19 vaccine queue will not be immediately eligible to receive their second Moderna dose … Read More

Allergic reactions to Moderna vaccine are rare, report says

Severe allergic reactions to Moderna Inc’s coronavirus vaccine appear to be quite rare, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday, after over 4 million people … Read More

‘We’ve done a good job:’ COVID-19 vaccinations begin for Labrador’s Inuit

Barry Andersen is glad he didn’t faint Monday morning as he became one of the first people in Labrador’s Nunatsiavut region to receive a coronavirus vaccine. “Full disclosure, I hate … Read More

Immune but infectious: Can someone vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the virus?

As the cross-Canada roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines continues this week, it’s still unclear whether the injections can actually prevent the spread of the virus. While both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna … Read More

Nova Scotia releases phased plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Nova Scotia has released its phased approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution in 2021, and it includes plans to receive enough doses to vaccinate half a million people in the next … Read More

‘Real tension’: Should all coronavirus vaccine volunteers now get the real thing?

Tens of thousands of people have volunteered to test COVID-19 vaccines, but only about half of them got the real thing during trials. Now, with the first vaccine rollouts and … Read More

Wisconsin health worker fired after ‘intentionally’ spoiling COVID-19 vaccine doses

A Wisconsin health-care worker has been fired after admitting they intentionally removed dozens of vials of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine from a pharmacy refrigerator, forcing more than 500 doses to be … Read More

Why jumping the coronavirus vaccine queue is a problem

As coronavirus vaccines continue to roll out to high-priority vulnerable groups in Canada, it might be a few months until a young, healthy adult would be able to get vaccinated … Read More

First shipments of Moderna coronavirus vaccine arrive in Yukon, N.W.T.

Two of Canada’s northern territories have received their first shipments of a vaccine to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, officials confirmed Monday. In a tweet, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said … Read More

‘Scared to death’: Boston doctor suffers severe allergic reaction after Moderna vaccine

A U.S. doctor with a shellfish allergy suffered a severe allergic reaction on Christmas Eve after receiving Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine in the first week of its nationwide rollout, according to … Read More

Threats to coronavirus vaccines among reasons military leading rollout: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the possibility of threats to the country’s precious supply of coronavirus vaccines is among the reasons why the military is leading distribution. In a year-end … Read More