Brazil ignored Pfizer’s offers of COVID-19 vaccine for months last year, company says

Pfizer repeatedly offered to sell its COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil’s Health Ministry between August and November last year, but got no answer from the government, Pfizer’s chief executive for Latin … 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

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine effective at preventing severe outcomes from 2 variants: studies

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was found to be extremely effective at preventing severe outcomes — like hospitalization and death — caused by more transmissible or vaccine-resistant variants, according to two recently-published … 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

Canada set to receive 1 million more Moderna doses in May as Ontario marks 8K deaths

Ontario marked a grim COVID-19 milestone Thursday as its virus-related death toll passed 8,000 and provincial health leaders sped up plans that could get more Canadians vaccinated in the coming … Read More

Canadian doctors, Ryan Reynolds and other celebs team up to tackle vaccine hesitancy

Doctors and other front-line professionals, backed by Canadian celebrities, have banded together to get accurate vaccine information to those most at risk of contracting COVID-19. Read more: Have a vaccine … 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

#GenX wins social media as 40+ crowd flocks to get AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Several provinces lowered the eligible age bracket for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week, prompting Gen X’ers to proudly share their vaccination journeys on social media. Read more: Ontario, Alberta … Read More

COVID-19: Experts say Quebec plan to substitute vaccines for second dose makes sense 

Health experts say they agree with a Quebec government plan to substitute the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the Moderna vaccine in order to more quickly give booster shots to long-term care … Read More

Why all COVID-19 vaccine side effects matter, not just the serious ones

One of the leaders of the largest independent vaccine safety study in Canadian history says tracking the mild side effects of COVID-19 vaccines is as important as recording the rare … Read More

Pfizer requests U.S. emergency use for its COVID-19 vaccine in kids aged 12-15

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said on Friday they have requested the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged … Read More

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine protects kids aged 12-15 in trial

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Wednesday their COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective and produced robust antibody responses in 12-to 15-year olds, paving the way for them to seek … Read More

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in protecting kids aged 12-15 in trial

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Wednesday their COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective and produced robust antibody responses in 12- to 15-year olds, paving the way for them to … Read More

Canada confirms delayed Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses will arrive next week

Canada is scheduled to receive 3.2 million doses of three approved COVID-19 vaccines next week, the federal procurement minister confirmed Thursday — including a shipment of Moderna doses that was … Read More

Trudeau, EU leader talk vaccines but no assurance Canada exempt from export controls

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reaffirmed their cooperation in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to both Canada and Europe during a … 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

Britain’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout hit by supply crunch in India

Britain will have to slow its COVID-19 vaccine rollout next month due to a supply crunch caused by a delay in a shipment of millions of AstraZeneca shots from India and the need to … Read More

Pfizer CFO hints at raising COVID-19 vaccine price, but company says ‘too early’ to tell

A high-ranking Pfizer official touted “significant opportunity” for the pharmaceutical giant to increase the price of its COVID-19 vaccine once the spread of the virus shifts from pandemic to endemic, but … 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

Fauci says 3 approved COVID-19 vaccines ‘really quite good,’ urges public to accept shots

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said on Sunday he would take the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, as he encouraged Americans to accept any … Read More

‘Very complex’: Coronavirus vaccines are a marvel of science, supply chains

A single dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine is barely enough to cover the average pinky nail but is made up of more than 280 components and requires at least three … Read More

What are the differences between Canada’s approved COVID-19 vaccines? Here’s what we know

Now that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use in Canada, three different jabs are on the menu for Canadians hoping to protect themselves against the coronavirus. However, while … Read More

A 3rd dose of Pfizer? Company testing booster of COVID-19 vaccine in new trial

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Thursday they are testing a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine to better understand the immune response against new variants of the virus. … Read More

Anxiety builds as details of B.C.’s mass vaccination plan for people over 80 delayed

The B.C. government is waiting to receive more vaccines from the federal government before unveiling a COVID-19 immunization distribution plan for those 80 years of age and older. Provincial health … 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

Japan’s coronavirus vaccine roll-out hampered by shortage of necessary syringes

Fears are growing in Japan, where an inoculation drive against COVID-19 will begin on Wednesday, that millions of doses of Pfizer vaccine could be wasted due to a shortage of … Read More

Israel reports 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 cases with Pfizer vaccine: study

Israel‘s largest healthcare provider on Sunday reported a 94 per cent drop in symptomatic COVID-19 infections among 600,000 people who received two doses of the Pfizer’s vaccine in the country’s … Read More

Japan approves its 1st coronavirus vaccine, set to begin inoculations within days

Japan on Sunday formally approved its first COVID-19 vaccine and said it would start nationwide inoculations within days, but months behind the U.S. and many other countries. Japan’s health ministry … Read More

Ottawa still blocking provinces from ordering vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna: Pallister

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said the federal government’s contracts with key coronavirus vaccine suppliers like Pfizer and Moderna forbid those companies from selling in separate deals to provinces. 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

Canada to squeeze extra vaccine dose from Pfizer vials. It’s not as easy as it seems

What may seem like a small change, could make a big impact. Health Canada’s approval to get six doses instead of five from Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine vials has been touted … Read More

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia updates its COVID-19 vaccination plan

Nova Scotia says it’s still on track with its coronavirus vaccination rollout as it releases an updated plan on Wednesday. The province has administered around 16,000 doses of the COVID-19 … Read More

What an EU crackdown on COVID-19 vaccine exports could mean for Canada

The European Union is implementing drastic transparency measures to ensure pharmaceutical companies deliver their COVID-19 vaccines on time. These measures, which include strict export controls, have prompted concerns from Canadian … Read More

Pfizer vaccine label changes could force Canada into global syringe race

Pfizer and BioNTech will cut back on how many vials of COVID-19 vaccine they send Canada this year if the federal health regulator agrees to change the vaccine label to … Read More

The U.S. is vaccinating nearly 1M people per day. How does Canada compare?

As the United States moves to vaccinate around one million people per day against the novel coronavirus, Canada appears to be falling short. As of Sunday, Canada had administered 816,557 … Read More

Coronavirus: What you need to know about mRNA vaccines

The two COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada were created by using ground-breaking genetic technology that for years held huge promise, but always ran into roadblocks — until now. It’s called … 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

Pfizer delays prompt Quebec to change coronavirus vaccine rollout plan

Quebec is changing its vaccination rollout as the country’s supply of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines is facing temporary delays over the next month. Health Minister Christian Dubé announced the adjustments Tuesday, … Read More

Quebec changes coronavirus vaccine rollout plan amid Pfizer delivery delays

Quebec is changing its vaccination rollout as the country’s supply of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines is facing temporary delays over the next month. Health Minister Christian Dubé announced the adjustments Tuesday, … Read More

When can we expect the coronavirus vaccine? Doctor answers COVID-19 questions

The administration of COVID-19 vaccinations is now underway in each province — but some of us are still left confused about the rollouts and restrictions. Infectious disease specialist Isaac Bogoch … Read More

COMMENTARY: Coronavirus vaccines and the mismatch between Canada’s expectations and reality

Now that Canadians are getting used to the idea that effective vaccines to fight COVID-19 are a reality, we move on to answering the next big question: when can we … 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

When is it my turn? A coast-to-coast look at COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Thursday will mark one month since the first coronavirus vaccinations were administered in Canada, but it will likely be several more months until the majority of Canadians have received their … Read More

Ontario university professor debunks COVID-19 vaccine falsehoods

Canadians are now receiving both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in an attempt to push the nation past the coronavirus pandemic. Naturally, in the current age of disinformation, a … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine contender: Medicago’s breakthrough, ties to Big Tobacco and warnings a pandemic was coming

Under a winter’s snow cover on the outskirts of Quebec City, a high-tech greenhouse, set at a balmy 23 C, is growing row after row of a weed that could … Read More

Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine appears to work against U.K., South Africa variants

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine appeared to work against a key mutation in the highly transmissible new variants of the coronavirus discovered in the UK and South Africa, according to … 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

Maimonides residents to put Quebec government on notice over vaccine delay

A Quebec lawyer representing families and residents of the Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Côte Saint-Luc is hoping the government will reverse course over its COVID-19 vaccination plan. Lawyer Julius Grey … Read More