2-dose vaccine series may be offered to those previously infected with COVID-19: NACI

Canada’s vaccine advisory committee has recommended a complete two-dose series of an approved COVID-19 vaccine for individuals who have been previously infected with the coronavirus. The National Advisory Committee on … Read More

Canadian travellers frustrated as U.S. cruise lines won’t recognize mixing-and-matching COVID-19 vaccines

Some Canadians are frustrated after cruise lines in the United States issued policies stating they do not recognize mixing-and-matching of COVID-19 vaccines as being fully vaccinated. Thousands of Canadians heeded … Read More

NACI says to wait on 2nd mRNA COVID-19 shot for those with rare heart inflammation

Canada’s vaccine advisory committee is now recommending that those who experienced heart inflammation after their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should wait to get their second dose. The National … 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

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines should be 2nd dose after AstraZeneca shot: NACI

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated its guidance, now recommending that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred second doses for those who took AstraZeneca … Read More

Rate of COVID-19 vaccine-related blood clots may be as high as 1 in 55,000: NACI

The rate of serious blood clots after getting vaccinated for COVID-19 may be as high as one in 55,000 cases, Canada’s vaccine advisory committee says — nearly twice the rate … Read More

‘Completely wrong’: Anger over COVID-19 vaccine second dose delay for seniors

An Alberta senior is extremely concerned about the four-month gap between COVID-19 vaccine doses, appealing to the Canadian government to expedite her case. Gladys Saca, 80, got the first dose … Read More

‘No A, B list of COVID vaccines’: Experts weigh in on NACI’s ‘mixed messages’

There is growing confusion and uncertainty in Canada about which COVID-19 vaccine to get. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) said on Monday that the mRNA vaccines by Pfizer-BioNTech … Read More

Canada ‘very closely’ watching data on mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

Health Canada is “very closely” watching emerging data around the safety and efficacy of mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s top doctor, said Tuesday. Tam said the … Read More

Confusion, anger arises over NACI’s mixed messaging on ‘preferred’ COVID-19 vaccine

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they’re offered. … Read More

NACI recommends Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot for adults 30 and up, says mRNA preferred

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is recommending Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine to adults 30-years and older. The advice came with a notable caveat. Barring any pre-determined health risks, … Read More

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recommended for adults 30 and up in Canada, NACI says

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is increasing its age recommendation for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine to adults 30-years and older. “At this time and based on current evidence, … Read More

COVID-19: Ontario won’t lower AstraZeneca vaccine age threshold currently given limited supply

Ontario won’t be lowering the age threshold required to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine currently despite a new recommendation Friday from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). A spokesperson … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine still safe despite ‘stronger link’ to blood clots, Health Canada says

Health Canada will not be changing its recommendations for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine despite new evidence suggesting a “stronger link” to blood clots, the agency’s chief medical adviser said on Wednesday. … Read More

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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