Why rare blood clots could be a side effect of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has ruled a link is “possible” between the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and rare but serious blood clots. Now the EU drug regulator says the disorder should … Read More

Want to get ahead of COVID-19 variants? Vaccinate young people, experts say

The imminent threat of COVID-19 variants has Canada, and much of the rest of the world, scrambling to ramp up its vaccination rollout. If provincial governments wish to curb their … Read More

Canada could give 75% of adults first vaccine jab by mid-June, NACI says

Canada could give 75 per cent of adults their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by mid-June if provinces stretch the dosing intervals between COVID-19 jabs up to four months, the National Advisory … Read More

Halt on AstraZeneca use doesn’t mean vaccine is unsafe, Nova Scotia’s top doctor says

Nova Scotia’s top doctor says the halt on the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on younger people doesn’t mean the vaccine is unsafe, and the province is waiting on more … Read More

P.E.I. suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine among young

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 29, 2021 11:28 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prince Edward Island has … Read More

Health Canada says AstraZeneca vaccine is safe after investigating blood clot reports

Health Canada on Thursday said the benefits of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine “continue to outweigh the risks” after investigating reported blood clots in several countries, and encouraged Canadians to receive it … Read More

Science says AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe. But will that ease concerns?

After initially saying AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine shouldn’t be given to people above the age of 65, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) reversed its stance on Tuesday, announcing that … 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

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

Provinces, territories can wait 4 months to administer 2nd COVID-19 shot, NACI says

In new guidlines posted on the NACI website on Wednesday, the committee said “current evidence suggests high vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic disease and hospitalization for several weeks after the first … Read More

If AstraZeneca isn’t widely recommended for seniors, who should get the vaccine?

Despite being recently added to Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine arsenal, the AstraZeneca-Oxford shot is also adding confusion. On Friday, Health Canada approved the vaccine for people over the age of 18. … 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

Vaccine advisory committee recommends new ranked roll-out, with long-term care at top

Canada’s vaccine advisory committee is now recommending people living in long-term care, assisted living, retirement homes and chronic care hospitals be vaccinated for the coronavirus first, along with the people … Read More

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