Religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandate: Here’s what we know, what we don’t

With the final deadlines for federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates looming, many who haven’t yet received the jab are scrambling to take their shot, preparing to face consequences, or seeking an … Read More

Hong Kong panel advises 1 dose of BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for teens due to side effect

A panel of health experts advising the Hong Kong government has recommended children aged 12-17 should get only one dose of BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine after reports of heart inflammation side … Read More

Canadians more worried about 4th COVID-19 wave, but experts say lockdowns unlikely

A new poll suggests Canadians are growing increasingly worried about the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and potential lockdowns to limit its spread — but experts say the country … Read More

How should employers mandate COVID-19 vaccines? Persuade instead of punish, experts say

As COVID-19 vaccine mandates become a political issue, experts are urging companies who are already introducing such policies to use incentives and compassion before resorting to terminations — which could … Read More

Israel finds most breakthrough COVID-19 cases among older, sicker vaccinated patients

In Israel’s COVID-19 wards, doctors are learning which vaccinated patients are most vulnerable to severe illness, amid growing concerns about instances in which the shots provide less protection against the … Read More

RBC to require all Canadian, U.S. staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19

The Royal Bank of Canada will require all their staff in Canada and the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of October, according to an … Read More

Most big banks requiring Canadian, U.S. staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Several of Canada’s largest banks will now be requiring some of their staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to internal memos and statements sent to Global News. The … Read More

U.S. to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster for all Americans to counter Delta: sources

U.S. experts are expected to recommend COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all Americans, regardless of age, eight months after they received their second dose of the shot, to ensure lasting protection … Read More

While some U.S. Republicans push COVID-19 vaccine, experts warn it may be too late

Republican politicians in the U.S. are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is slowing. That’s leading to wastage, experts warn

Canada’s demand for COVID-19 vaccines is slowly dropping, experts say, and they warn those waiting to see whether cases spike before getting their jabs are wasting time the body needs … Read More

As COVID-19 surges in U.S., is Canada lifting border rules too early? Experts are mixed

The imminent reopening of the U.S.-Canada border to fully vaccinated American travellers next month is drawing mixed reactions from health and economic experts in both countries, some of whom are … Read More

Growing vaccine hostility in U.S. will be extremely difficult to fix, experts warn

Last weekend, a speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas crowed that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration had failed to “sucker” most of the American people into getting … Read More

Fired official says Tennessee has halted COVID-19 vaccine outreach to teenagers

Tennessee’s former top vaccinations official said she couldn’t stay silent after she was fired this week amid scrutiny from Republican state lawmakers over her department’s outreach efforts to vaccinate teenagers … Read More

Not enough young Canadians are ‘offering their arm’ for COVID-19 vaccines: Tam

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says she is concerned that COVID-19 vaccination rates among younger Canadians aren’t high enough as the rate of first-dose shots is slowing. “Now … Read More

GAVI hopes India will resume overseas COVID-19 vaccine shipments this quarter

The GAVI vaccine alliance hopes the Serum Institute of India (SII) will resume exports of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from this quarter, it told Reuters, which would be earlier than … Read More

Johnson & Johnson says its COVID-19 vaccine strong against Delta variant in new study

Johnson & Johnson said late Thursday that its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine showed strong promise against the Delta variant and other emerging strains and also provided durable protection against the infection … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine side effects now include capillary leak syndrome: Health Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 30, 2021 1:36 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health Canada is updating the … Read More

Health Canada warns capillary leak syndrome possible side effect of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 30, 2021 1:36 am     Updated June 30, 2021 1:39 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Nearly 20% of Canadians still hesitant or refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine: poll

Nearly 20 per cent of Canadians still need to be convinced to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll suggests — with one in 10 saying they definitely won’t get … Read More

Australia limits AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people over 60 years old

Australia will recommend only people over 60 receive AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, the country’s Minister for Health Greg Hunt said on Thursday, following a spate of blood clots in those who have … Read More

Not all experts keen on federal guidance for Canadians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

As provinces accelerate their efforts to get their populations fully vaccinated against COVID-19, there are calls for the federal government to issue clear guidance on what people can do once they … Read More

U.S. unlikely to hit goal of vaccinating 70% of adults against COVID-19 by July 4

For months, U.S. President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to … Read More

Israel says ‘probable’ link between Pfizer COVID-19 shot, heart inflammation cases

Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday it found the small number of heart inflammation cases observed mainly in young men who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Israel were likely linked … Read More

Vietnam seeks to contribute to COVAX through domestic COVID-19 vaccine production

Vietnam is seeking to buy COVID-19 vaccine production technology and wants to build a plant to supply the COVAX programme, its health ministry said on Tuesday, as the country tries … Read More

U.S. CDC looking into heart inflammation in some youths after COVID-19 vaccination

Some teenagers and young adults who received COVID-19 vaccines experienced heart inflammation, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory group said, recommending further study of the rare condition. … Read More

Canada to keep holding back J&J COVID-19 vaccines until U.S. lab probe is complete

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 21, 2021 8:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s plans to use the … Read More

Percentage of Canadians who have 1st COVID-19 vaccine surpasses U.S.

The percentage of Canadians who have received their first COVID-19 vaccine has, for the first time, surpassed the United States. However, Canada still lags well behind the U.S. in terms … Read More

Japan approves Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines as it races to stem COVID-19 wave

Japan on Friday approved the use of two new vaccines — Moderna and AstraZeneca — hours ahead of an expansion of a state of coronavirus emergency that will cover roughly … Read More

Canada’s Medicago says its COVID-19 vaccine shows promising antibody results in trial

Canada’s first homegrown vaccine for COVID-19 is showing promising antibody results in hundreds of participants in a Phase 2 trial and could be ready for a final authorization request this … Read More

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

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