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

Christmas comes early as first Moderna vaccines arrive in Canada

It may be only Christmas Eve, but Canadians are getting an early present with the arrival of the first doses of the highly-awaited Moderna coronavirus vaccine in the country. One day … Read More

Canada adds 6,846 new coronavirus cases as country approves Moderna vaccine

Canada added 6,846 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total case count to 527,930. Provincial health authorities also confirmed another 172 people have died after … Read More

Atlantic health officials welcome news the Moderna vaccine is approved in Canada

New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health welcome news on Wednesday that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Canada, saying it provides a ray of hope. Dr. … Read More

Moderna vaccine approved: What we know about side effects, ingredients and doses

Canada has approved Moderna’s novel coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Supriya Sharma, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser, says the country will receive up to 168,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine before the … Read More

Canada approves Moderna coronavirus vaccine, 1st doses to arrive in ‘coming days’

Canada approved Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, making it the second shot officially to roll out in the country. Officials have said they expect doses of the Moderna vaccine to arrive … Read More

Canada approves Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine

Canada approved Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, making it the second shot officially to roll out in the country. Officials have said they expect doses of the Moderna vaccine to arrive … Read More

Prince Edward Island says 1,500 front-line workers to be vaccinated by end of day

About 1,500 front-line health-care workers in Prince Edward Island will have received the first of two required doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the day Tuesday, the … Read More

Canada waiting on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine data, decision in ‘coming weeks’

Health Canada says that while it cannot provide a “definite timeline” for the approval of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine candidate, its review is expected to be completed “in the coming weeks.” … Read More

When could Canada approve Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s what we know

EDITOR’S NOTE: A press release issued Monday morning said Health Canada was still awaiting data from Moderna and that authorization of its vaccine candidate was likely to take several more … Read More

Canada obtains final data needed to make Moderna vaccine decision

Canadians could see the highly anticipated Moderna vaccine approved for use “in the coming weeks,” as Health Canada officials now have the final documents needed to complete its review. Still, … Read More

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 would have been worse without recent advances in science

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, has killed approximately 2.2 per cent of those worldwide who are known to have contracted it. But the situation could be a … Read More