U.K. will offer alternative to AstraZeneca shot to people under 40

People under 40 in Britain will not be given the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine if another shot is available because of a link to extremely rare blood clots, the government said … 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

Doug Ford contacting consulates to try and get more COVID vaccines for Ontario, spokesperson says

A spokesperson for Premier Doug Ford says he has begun contacting consulates in a bid to get more COVID-19 vaccines for Ontario. Ivana Yelich said Sunday that Ford began reaching … Read More

Americans in D.C. not feeling celebratory or charitable despite COVID-19 vaccines

This might make Canadians jealous of their American cousins for the first time in a while: the lineup Friday outside a downtown Washington D.C. Apple Store was longer than at … Read More

Researchers racing to develop one vaccine for all coronaviruses

As vaccines roll out across the globe to protect against COVID-19 and its known variants, researchers around the world are in a race to find a universal vaccine that could … Read More

‘Short-term instability’ remains despite good news on Canada’s vaccine supply: Ontario government

Ontario continues to face “short-term instability” in the province’s COVID-19 vaccine supply despite positive news from the federal government Tuesday about speeding up shipments later this year, a spokesperson for … Read More

COVID: Sweeping new restrictions in place including in-person dining at B.C. bars and restaurants

The B.C. government has announced substantial new restrictions in an attempt to cut down COVID-19 transmission. The new public health orders are effective midnight, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. “COVID-19 continues … Read More

‘God bless America’: Doug Ford reacts to report U.S. plans to send Canada 1.5M vaccine doses

Ontario Premier Doug Ford reacted to a report Thursday that the United States plans to send Canada 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, calling it “fabulous news.” Ford has previously pressed … Read More

Pharmacy vaccine bookings to begin in Quebec

Quebecers in the Montreal area should be able to book vaccine appointments at local pharmacies starting Monday as the province continues to expand its COVID-19 immunization campaign. Health Minister Christian … Read More

Montreal pharmacies to begin booking coronavirus vaccine appointments

Quebecers in the Montreal area should be able to book vaccine appointments at local pharmacies starting Monday as the province continues to expand its COVID-19 immunization campaign. Health Minister Christian … Read More

Sobeys says request to use personal information of COVID-19 vaccine recipients was a mistake

Along with following public health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians are also facing questionable demands on their personal information. The grocery giant Sobeys has been inviting people to register … Read More

Former U.S. presidents to urge Americans to get coronavirus vaccine in new ads

Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will star in two new public service announcements (PSA) for the coronavirus vaccine alongside former First Ladies … Read More

China launches coronavirus vaccine certificates to allow cross-border travel

China has launched a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate for its citizens planning cross-border travels, joining other countries issuing similar documents as they seek ways to reopen their economies. As vaccines … Read More

Experts say lower vaccine efficacy shouldn’t be deterrent

Health experts are concerned the general public may be focusing on the wrong figures when analyzing the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. And they worry that will lead to unnecessary hesitancy … Read More

Canada adds 3,091 new COVID-19 cases, 58 deaths as vaccinations ramp up

Canada added 3,091 coronavirus cases and 58 deaths Thursday as provinces ramped up their vaccine rollouts. The country now has 858,220 cases total and 21,865 deaths, while over 240,000 have … 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

Cineplex willing to turn movie theatres into coronavirus vaccine sites: CEO

The head of Cineplex Inc. is ready to turn Canada’s multiplexes into temporary COVID-19 vaccination sites. Ellis Jacob, CEO of the country’s largest movie theatre chain, says he’s reached out … Read More

Couple faces charges after flying to Yukon and receiving coronavirus vaccine

A cabinet minister says a couple from outside Yukon travelled to a remote community in the territory this week and received doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Community Services Minister John Streiker … Read More

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 would have been worse without recent advances in science

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, has killed approximately 2.2 per cent of those worldwide who are known to have contracted it. But the situation could be a … Read More

COMMENTARY: What scientists look for in COVID-19 clinical trial results

As the second wave of COVID-19 escalates in Canada and around the world, pharmaceutical companies have been announcing vaccine trial results that promise to help ease restrictions and return us … Read More

Hesitancy over a COVID-19 vaccine may threaten public health

Midway into November and well into the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, health experts are increasingly worried about public mistrust over vaccines, and by the lack of a clear … Read More

COMMENTARY: How Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine strategy could impact the world

When the throne speech was delivered on Sept. 23, Canada had already committed over $1 billion in advance purchase agreements with five drug companies for a minimum of 154 million … Read More

In-school vaccination programs moved to Ontario clinics, doctors’ offices

Vaccines normally offered in school to Grade 7 students will instead be delivered at community clinics and doctors’ offices in parts of Ontario, meaning parents will have to make arrangements … Read More

Chinese pharma leak infects thousands with bacterial disease

Thousands of people in northwestern China have tested positive for brucellosis, a disease that commonly infects livestock, after a pharmaceutical factory accidentally vented bacteria into the air last year, officials … Read More

China’s CanSino in talks for large-scale trial of potential coronavirus vaccine overseas

Chinese vaccine developer CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, its co-founder said on … Read More

Researchers ‘very confident’ vaccine for coronavirus will be developed

Thousands of researchers around the world have been working tirelessly to develop a vaccine to treat the novel coronavirus that has wreaked havoc across the globe. READ MORE: A look … Read More

World needs a plan ensure a COVID-19 vaccine can reach everyone: experts

Leading philanthropists and immunization experts say the world lacks the ability to properly manufacture, finance and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, even if one were found by the end of the … Read More

A look at what could happen without a coronavirus vaccine

Researchers around the globe have been working tirelessly to develop a vaccine to treat the novel coronavirus which has caused devastation worldwide. Earlier this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said … Read More

Don’t wait to vaccinate kids during the coronavirus outbreak, doctors say

Canadian residents have been asked to stay home when possible in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. That means only going out in public when you … Read More

Race for coronavirus vaccine draws billions of dollars worldwide, with focus on speed

In the race to develop a vaccine to end the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, charities and Big Pharma firms are sinking billions of dollars into bets with extraordinarily low odds of … Read More

Why the coronavirus fight can only succeed with worldwide cooperation

As countries across the globe continue to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, the diplomatic spat between the U.S. and Canada over the export of 3M respirator masks has been just one … Read More