Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout hampered by shipment delays, provincial government insists

Ontario government officials continue to insist the province’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is still impacted by shipment delays amid news of clinics being shut down due to lack of supply. In … Read More

All adults in U.S. to be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine on April 19, Biden says

U.S. President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he’s bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the U.S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines. But even … Read More

A look at who’s set to receive COVID 19 vaccines in the coming weeks in each province

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military … 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

COVID-19 vaccine: Second dose delay ‘more risky’ for seniors, experts warn

Alberta seniors Paddie Walmsley and her husband got their first shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month soon after the province started offering the limited doses to Albertans … Read More

A look at who will receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks in each province

As COVID-19 vaccine supplies ramp up across the country, most provinces and territories have released details of who can expect to receive a shot in the coming weeks. The military … 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

Canada has asked U.S. for COVID-19 vaccine help, White House confirms

By Staff The Associated Press Posted March 17, 2021 4:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The White House is confirming … Read More

Canada adds 2,821 new coronavirus cases as total infections top 915K

Another 2,821 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, health officials said Tuesday, pushing the total number of infections in the country to 915,873. Provincial health authorities also said … Read More

COVAX donates first AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines to Nicaragua

Nicaragua received a first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses, health authorities said on Tuesday, touting the inoculations donated through the World Health Organization’s global vaccine-sharing COVAX program. Officials with … Read More

AstraZeneca defends COVID-19 vaccine, says ‘no evidence’ of increased risk of blood clots

By Radhika Anilkumar Reuters Posted March 14, 2021 2:47 pm     Updated March 14, 2021 2:55 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font … Read More

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines under investigation ‘not shipped to Canada’, officials say

Canada has not received any AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines that were part of the batch under investigation for blood clots, Health Canada confirmed on Sunday. The agency said it had been … Read More

A look at the difference between COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and effectiveness

As Canada approves more COVID-19 vaccines, health officials are advising to take the first one made available to you despite its efficacy rate. Experts say a vaccine’s effectiveness and efficacy … Read More

The difference between COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and effectiveness

As Canada approves more COVID-19 vaccines, health officials are advising to take the first one made available to you despite its efficacy rate. Experts say a vaccine’s effectiveness and efficacy … Read More

‘Patchwork-quilt approach’: Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout frustrates worker groups

The rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations across the country is frustrating several groups of workers who identify as front-line employees and want to be bumped up in the queue. The National … 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

A look at when Canada could start administering COVID-19 vaccines to teens, children

As vaccines to protect against the novel coronavirus continue to be administered across the country, one question remains unanswered — when will shots be approved for children and when will … Read More

Canada could see more vaccine hurdles while at mercy of other nations, experts warn

After a few initial hiccups, COVID-19 vaccine rollout has finally picked up pace in Canada. As of Wednesday, more than 3.8 million doses had been distributed to provinces and territories … 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

Majority of Canadians don’t think feds will meet COVID-19 vaccine target: Ipsos

The majority of Canadians are not confident the federal government will meet its COVID-19 vaccine target of having most of the population inoculated by the end of September, according to … Read More

Johnson & Johnson vaccine approved in Canada. How does it compare to the others?

Canada has now approved four different coronavirus vaccines after giving the green light to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shot. Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose shot joins a growing arsenal of vaccines … Read More

Bingo, movie nights: COVID-19 outbreaks plummet in LTC homes as vaccines bring relief

After more than a year, bingo and movie nights are back at Chester Village, one of the first long-term care homes in Ontario to fully vaccinate almost all of its … Read More

Extended gap between COVID-19 vaccine shots could fast-track vaccination: feds

By delaying the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, Canada may be able to meet vaccination targets ahead by several weeks.If the spacing between doses “were to be increased” based … 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

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

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

COVID-19 vaccines cut risk of severe infection, Scotland study shows 

Scotland’s vaccination drive appears to be markedly reducing the risk of hospitalisation for COVID-19, suggesting that both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca shots are highly effective in preventing severe infections, preliminary … Read More

As COVID-19 variants spread, why are global coronavirus cases declining?

In an encouraging sign for the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of new coronavirus cases around the world and in Canada is continuing to fall this year. For the fifth consecutive … Read More

Canadians are angry about vaccine delays. It’s hurting Trudeau’s poll numbers: Ipsos

Canadians are angry about delays in the coronavirus vaccine rollout – and it’s starting to hurt the Liberals in the polls, according to fresh figures from Ipsos. Read more: Majority … Read More

Booster shots, new clinical trials: What the COVID-19 variants could mean for vaccines

In a bid to end the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of coronavirus vaccines were developed in record time last year. Now, new more transmissible variants that have emerged in different … Read More

Indigenous people should be prioritized in provincial COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Miller

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 17, 2021 1:55 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller … 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

Nearly 500 Peru gov’t officials secretly vaccinated against COVID-19, president says

Peru’s president announced Monday night that 487 officials, including the former ministers of foreign affairs and health, took advantage of their privileged positions to secretly receive early inoculations of a … Read More

COVID-19 variant spread threatens third wave, Canada’s top doctor warns

Canada’s top doctors say COVID-19 infections appear to be on a downward trend but worrisome variants are posing an increasing threat to containing the pandemic. Chief Public Health Officer Theresa … Read More

Officials warn of 3rd wave sparked by COVID-19 variants as Canada surpasses 820K cases

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Canada’s top doctors in warning that more infectious COVID-19 variants threaten to spark a third wave, even as he announced Canada would receive millions more … Read More

Canada adds 3,239 new coronavirus cases as deaths top 21K

Across Canada, 3,239 new cases of the novel coronavirus were detected on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 814,041. Provincial health authorities also confirmed 95 … Read More

China widens approval for coronavirus Sinovac vaccine use beyond high-risk groups

China has given broader approval for the domestic-made Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, expanding those who can receive it beyond the high-risk and priority groups already allowed under an emergency clearance. Regulators … Read More

Canada adds 3,235 new coronavirus cases, 142 deaths as total infections near 790K

Health officials across the country reported 3,235 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, as the total number of infections reached 789,654. Another 142 people have died in Canada … Read More

Black Americans behind as racial disparity widens in U.S. COVID-19 vaccine drive: analysis

A racial gap has opened up in the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, with Black Americans in many places lagging behind whites in receiving shots, an Associated Press analysis shows. An … Read More

Johnson & Johnson says coronavirus vaccine data expected next week

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said it expected to report eagerly-awaited data on its COVID-19 vaccine early next week, and that it would be able to meet the delivery target … Read More

AstraZeneca says reports of 8% coronavirus vaccine efficacy in seniors are ‘incorrect’

British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is refuting German media reports claiming its coronavirus vaccine has an eight per cent efficacy rate in seniors as “completely incorrect.” “Reports that the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine … Read More

U.S. sees drop in coronavirus cases, deaths as race against new strains amps up

Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff … Read More

CAF deployed to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to 32 Indigenous communities in Ontario

Federal public Safety Minister Bill Blair says the Canadian military is sending troops to help with COVID-19 vaccine distribution in 32 remote Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. Blair announced the … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine tracker: How many Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19?

Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Canada has launched the largest mass vaccination program in its history. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised that every Canadian — nearly … Read More

Fauci says 100M coronavirus vaccinations in 100 days ‘absolutely a doable thing’

President-elect Joe Biden’s goal of delivering 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine within the first 100 days of his presidency “is absolutely a doable thing,” Anthony Fauci, director of the … 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

Canada adds 7,220 new coronavirus cases, 159 deaths as vaccine rollout continues

Canada added 7,220 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 618,164. Health authorities also reported 159 more people have … Read More

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