‘We need more’: WHO chief says COVID-19 vaccine needs outstrip G7 promises

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U.K.’s Johnson calls on G7 to donate 1B COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expects the Group of Seven to agree to donate one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries during its summit starting on Friday, and help … Read More

U.S. to donate 500M COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine doses to the world, sources say

The Biden administration plans to donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to nearly 100 countries over the next two years, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on … Read More

COVID-19: A Montreal nurse and the ‘amazing’ moment when she vaccinated her own grandson

Many grandparents dream of being able to reunite with family and a return to normal life after months of being kept apart by COVID-19. That holds true for Linda Mestel, … Read More

Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie to replace Fortin on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie will take over as the general in charge of overseeing the delivery and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across Canada. … Read More

Upper Hammonds Plains church hosts province’s first African Nova Scotian vaccination clinic

Reverend Andrea Anderson was the first person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the province’s first African Nova Scotian vaccination clinic on Thursday. “I’ve been long awaiting this so I’ve … Read More

Trudeau pushes back on Ford’s criticism of federal COVID-19 vaccine procurement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is pushing back against Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s accusation that the federal government’s procurement of COVID-19 vaccines is “a joke.” Trudeau took a poke at Ford during a virtual … Read More

Canada lacks cohesion over obesity as a COVID-19 vaccine priority

Canadians with severe obesity won’t have to wait much longer to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario, Manitoba, or Alberta. The three provinces have explicitly listed severe obesity as among … Read More

Why is B.C. on its 1st age group when Alberta is opening vaccination to anyone 65+?

Why will all Alberta seniors be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine Monday, the same day British Columbia begins giving out its first doses to seniors aged 90 and over who … Read More

Oldest living Canadian on record receives COVID-19 vaccination in Toronto

As vaccine programs kick into high gear, many Canadians have been rolling up their sleeves. The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is now open to people 80 years and older in most … Read More

Will coronavirus variants lead to a third wave? Doctor answers top COVID-19 questions

Concerns about coronavirus variants are rising as vaccines continue to roll out across Canada. Infectious diseases physician Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti recently joined The Morning Show to discuss current COVID-19 news.  … Read More

‘There is a lot of mistrust’: Researchers look at vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous Canadians

As Canada expands its vaccination program, a number of Indigenous people are still reluctant to get the COVID-19 shot — and for good reason. A new paper published in the … Read More

Before rolling out vaccines to Black Canadian communities, advocates call on governments to rebuild trust

Patrick Shaw knows leading by example in his northwest Toronto community can mean the difference between life and death. “One of the first things is when I told people to … Read More

There’s no ‘best’ vaccine, expert says as Canada OKs AstraZeneca shots

Vaccines from Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford have now been approved in Canada.  While Canadians may not get a choice about which COVID-19 vaccine to take, all three offer protection against … Read More

Feds unveil new rollout schedule following fresh coronavirus vaccine deals

Less than a week after announcing new deals for additional doses of approved coronavirus vaccines, the federal government has unveiled its new expected vaccination timeline — which includes millions of … Read More

Feds unveil accelerated rollout schedule following fresh coronavirus vaccine deals

Less than a week after announcing new deals for additional doses of approved coronavirus vaccines, the federal government has unveiled its new expected vaccination timeline — which includes millions of … Read More

Will these new travel restrictions work? Doctor answers our COVID-19 questions

Last week, the Government of Canada announced new travel restrictions in the hope of limiting the spread of COVID-19. Mandatory airport testing will be implemented in Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver and … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine rollout: How Canadians will know it’s their turn to be inoculated

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout hit its three-week mark this week, and while Phase 1 of distribution will likely extend for another three months, those eager for immunization may already be … Read More

Advocates call for targeted approach to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Canada

While many health-care workers eagerly wait for their turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine, not everyone is enthusiastic. Medical experts say vaccine hesitancy is an issue that is playing out … Read More

As U.S. hits 20 million coronavirus cases, lawmakers call for action on vaccine plan

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney on Friday urged the U.S. government to immediately enlist veterinarians, combat medics and others in an all-out national campaign to administer coronavirus vaccinations and slow a … Read More

‘Security blanket’: Coronavirus vaccines offer hope to health workers, families

Nine months after admitting a first COVID-19 patient at the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ont., Nasha Zaheer says it was an “amazing feeling” giving the hard-hit Peel Region’s first … Read More

Canadian Forces troops in Prairies to help in national COVID-19 response

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally stated three Hercules aircraft landed in Calgary to aid in the national COVID-19 response. While Canadian Forces members are ready to help provinces and cities … Read More

Canadian Forces troops arrive in Calgary to help in national COVID-10 response

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces — along with resources and equipment — are in Alberta to help with the national COVID-19 response, if needed. Read more: Canadian military creates … Read More

Canadian Forces troops arrive in Calgary to help in national COVID-19 response

Members of the Canadian Armed Forces — along with resources and equipment — are in Alberta to help with the national COVID-19 response, if needed. Read more: Canadian military creates … 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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