Pfizer seeks U.S. approval for kids COVID-19 vaccine, Canada awaits submission

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech have asked U.S. regulators to approve emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11, Pfizer said in a tweet on Thursday. The … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine for kids: Pfizer asks U.S. FDA for emergency approval

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech said on Thursday they had asked U.S. regulators to approve emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children aged from five to 11, Pfizer said in … Read More

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness drops 6 months after 2nd dose: study

The effectiveness of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine in preventing infection by the coronavirus dropped to 47% from 88% six months after the second dose, according to data published on … Read More

Pfizer sends initial kids’ COVID-19 vaccine trial data to Health Canada

Pfizer has submitted initial trial data for its COVID-19 vaccine for children five to 11 to Health Canada, the company said Friday. In an email to Global News, Pfizer said … Read More

Pfizer sends kids’ COVID-19 vaccine trial data to U.S. FDA

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE submitted initial trial data for their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 to U.S. regulators on Tuesday and said they would make a … Read More

Canada COVID-19 booster update coming ‘very shortly’: Tam

Canadians can expect an update on the potential use of additional COVID-19 shots for the most at-risk “very shortly,” the country’s top doctor says. Speaking at a news conference Friday … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine effective in children ages 5 to 11, Pfizer says

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward … Read More

U.S. FDA OKs COVID-19 vaccine boosters for immunocompromised

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. for people with compromised immune systems. A few other … Read More

Pfizer and Moderna hike up COVID-19 vaccines prices in EU: report

Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc have raised the prices of their COVID-19 vaccines in their latest European Union supply contracts, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The new price for the … Read More

Israel considers COVID-19 booster shots for seniors to fend off Delta variant

Israel is considering giving a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to its elderly population even before FDA approval in order to help fend off the Delta coronavirus variant, a health … Read More

Canada to receive 7.1M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

The federal government is expecting to receive about 7.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, as it adjusts its distribution strategy amid waning vaccination rates and substantial supply. The … Read More

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines a ‘dangerous trend,’ WHO chief scientist says

The World Health Organization‘s chief scientist on Monday advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a “dangerous trend” since there was little data available … Read More

Canada to hit 55M COVID-19 vaccine doses by week’s end as shipments roll in

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 12, 2021 7:18 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada is expecting vaccine shipments … Read More

‘Figure of hope’ praised for role in COVID-19 fight after her death

A Quebec woman who was the first person in Canada to receive a COVID-19 vaccine has died. Gisèle Lévesque, 89, died peacefully of natural causes last Monday, surrounded by family, … Read More

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines appears safe — but no data on whether it works, U.K. study says

New preliminary data suggests that mixing Pfizer-BioNtech and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines is safe, but it’s still too soon to tell whether combining doses will provide protection against the virus. The … Read More

U.S. FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12 to 15

COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer’s shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle … Read More

U.S. FDA expected to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 by next week

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young adults age 12 and older by next week, according to a federal official and … Read More

Israel examining cases of heart inflammation in people who received Pfizer COVID-19 shot

Israel‘s Health Ministry said on Sunday it is examining a small number of cases of heart inflammation in people who had received Pfizer‘s COVID-19 vaccine, though it has not yet drawn any conclusions. Pfizer said it has not observed a higher rate of the … Read More

Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine due to defective packaging

Hong Kong suspended use of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Wednesday after its Chinese distributor informed the city that one batch had defective bottle lids. The city’s government said the suspension … Read More

U.S. has now administered more than 107M COVID-19 vaccine doses, CDC says

By Aakriti Bhalla Reuters Posted March 14, 2021 2:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The United States has administered 107,060,274 … Read More

‘Risky’ or ‘incredible’? Experts split on delaying 2nd vaccine dose to expand coverage

Evidence supporting the COVID-19 vaccine’s effectiveness weeks after its first injection is piling up, Canada’s top public health official says. On Tuesday, Dr. Theresa Tam called the figures “incredible,” and said … Read More

U.S. storm delays Canada’s Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shipment by 1 day

Canada’s shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be delayed by one day due to the winter storm wreaking havoc in the United States, the company has confirmed. In an … Read More

‘Nobody wants to waste them’: What should Canada do with leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses?

Scoring a leftover dose of COVID-19 vaccine is like winning the lottery. But who should be allowed to play? Canada has approved two vaccines so far: one from Pfizer-BioNTech and … Read More

Israel to deliver 5K Pfizer-BioNtech coronavirus vaccines to Palestinian Authority

Israel has approved a transfer of 5,000 Pfizer-BioNtech coronavirus vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority that will be delivered at the beginning of next week. An Israeli government official with … Read More

U.K. doctors to ‘urgently review’ 12-week gap between coronavirus vaccine doses

A major British doctors’ group says the U.K. government should “urgently review” its decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks after … Read More

Canada adds 4,679 new COVID-19 cases as Pfizer vaccine deliveries to pause

Canadian health officials reported 4,676 new cases of the novel coronavirus across the country on Tuesday, pushing the total number of infections to 719,748. Tuesday’s new case count was the … Read More

New York’s Cuomo asks Pfizer to sell coronavirus vaccine doses directly to the state

By Kanishka Singh Reuters Posted January 18, 2021 5:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked … Read More

Norway changes Pfizer coronavirus vaccine use policy to consider excluding terminally ill

Norway has changed its policy on the use of Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to consider excluding the terminally ill, following reports of deaths in highly frail recipients after the … Read More

Pfizer to resume COVID-19 vaccine shipments to EU next week but Canada says no changes yet

Pfizer-BioNtech will be resuming shipments of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union next week, but there have been no more changes to Canada’s deliveries. The pharmaceutical giant announced Friday … Read More

Pfizer to resume COVID-19 vaccine shipments to EU within two weeks but Canada says no changes yet

Pfizer-BioNtech will be resuming shipments of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union within the next two weeks, but there have been no more changes to Canada’s deliveries. The pharmaceutical … Read More

Ontario to delay 2nd vaccine dose until 42 days due to Pfizer shipment delivery pause

The Ontario government is extending the window for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations in order to account for Pfizer-BioNtech shipment and delivery delays. Long-term care residents, staff and essential … Read More

Ontario to delay 2nd vaccine dose until up to 42 days due to Pfizer shipment delivery pause

The Ontario government is extending the window for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations in order to account for Pfizer-BioNtech shipment and delivery delays. Long-term care residents, staff and essential … Read More

Canada secures 20M more Pfizer doses as vaccine makers monitor 2nd dose controversy

Whether Canada complies with the recommendations laid out by coronavirus vaccine drugmakers will play a role in negotiations for earlier doses, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said Tuesday. The announcement came … 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

Explaining why the Maritimes provinces are leaving the Moderna vaccine to chill

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have both received their first shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the past two days, but there are no plans to administer any doses … Read More

How we got from a new pandemic to a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020

On Jan. 11, 2020, the headlines weren’t about the novel coronavirus. That day, the United States Congress was preparing articles of impeachment and Iran finally admitted that it shot down … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario expects to vaccinate up to 8.5 million people by end of June

The Ontario government says it expects to vaccinate approximately 8.5 million people by the end of June against COVID-19. Gen. Rick Hillier, the head of Ontario’s vaccine distribution task force, … Read More

Alaskan health worker stable after allergic reaction to Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

An Alaskan health worker had a serious allergic reaction after getting Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine, but is now stable, public health authorities said on Wednesday. The adverse reaction … Read More

Long-term care worker is the first person in B.C. to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Tuesday is a big day in B.C., as the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was administered to a health worker. Nisha Yunus, 64, has worked in the same long-term care home … Read More

Health worker to be first person in B.C. to receive COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday

Tuesday is a big day in B.C., as the first COVID-19 vaccinations will be administered. A front-line health worker in Metro Vancouver will be the first person in the province … Read More

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in four Atlantic provinces, inoculations begin Wednesday

The first doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Atlantic Canada Tuesday and Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador said they would begin inoculating their citizens … Read More

Shipment of COVID-19 vaccines arrives in Newfoundland and Labrador

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 15, 2020 12:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Newfoundland and Labrador’s first … Read More

Health worker is the first person in B.C. to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Tuesday is a big day in B.C., as the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was administered to a health worker. About 4,000 of the 30,000 doses that Canada has received are … Read More

Mexico approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, will receive 250K doses in 1st shipment

The Mexican government’s medical safety commission approved the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine Friday, making Mexico the fourth country to do so. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell said … Read More

U.S. FDA approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, with shipments to be sent next week

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration beat its own timeline and gave the green light to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine late Friday, according to multiple reports, with shipments expected to … Read More

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine shows 70% overall efficacy, more work needed: study

AstraZeneca and Oxford University have more work to do to confirm whether their COVID-19 vaccine can be 90 per cent effective, peer-reviewed data published in The Lancet showed on Tuesday, … Read More

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