Johnson & Johnson vaccine approval expected in ‘next few days’: feds

Canadian public health officials say they are confident regulators are on track to approve the Johnson & Johnson one-shot coronavirus vaccine within a matter of days. Dr. Marc Berthiaume, director … Read More

Health Canada allows warmer storage conditions for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine can now be stored and shipped “at standard freezer temperatures” for up to 14 days, Health Canada said in a statement Wednesday. Pfizer-BioNTech requested the change … Read More

Canada working ‘very, very closely’ with U.S. to fight coronavirus: Trudeau

Canada is working closely with the new U.S. administration to fight the coronavirus and will succeed in inoculating its population despite “momentary disruptions” in the supply of COVID-19 vaccines, Prime Minister … Read More

Some tourism stakeholders concerned by N.B. premier’s comments on vaccines, travel restrictions

Tourism stakeholders in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are concerned by the New Brunswick premier’s suggestion that at least 70 per cent of residents in the Maritime province should be … Read More

Canada monitoring potential threats to vaccine rollout: feds

The government is watching “a number of threat indicators” as coronavirus vaccine doses arrive in Canada and travel into different communities, according to the man who is leading the charge … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine makers are shielded from liability. Here’s why officials say that’s normal

The government has confirmed that coronavirus vaccine manufacturers are protected from liability when it comes to issues with their doses — but the feds say this is par-for-the-course and has … Read More

Federal government to create ‘pan-Canadian’ vaccine injury support program

A new support program aimed at supporting Canadians experiencing a vaccine injury is now being developed, according to the federal government. The program, which was announced by Prime Minister Justin … Read More

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is not approved for Canadians under 16. Here’s why

Canadians under the age of 16 are not authorized to use the newly-approved coronavirus vaccine, Health Canada officials said on Wednesday. This is because of a lack of data on … Read More

Tory MP sponsoring petition with vaccine ‘misinformation’ was ‘unfortunate,’ Hajdu says

Health Minister Patty Hajdu says it’s “unfortunate” that Conservative MP Derek Sloan opted to support a petition that she said is “full of misinformation” regarding a coronavirus vaccine. Sloan sponsored … Read More

‘Human experimentation’: Tory MP sponsors e-petition disputing assured coronavirus vaccine safety

Conservative MP Derek Sloan has sponsored a parliamentary e-petition that raises questions about the safety of a future coronavirus vaccine. It also states that “bypassing proper safety protocols means COVID-19 … Read More

Canada ‘in the top 5’ on list to receive coronavirus vaccines 1st: minister

Canada is “certainly in the top five” on the list of countries to receive doses of a novel coronavirus vaccine the country’s minister of intergovernmental affairs says. Dominic LeBlanc made … Read More

When will the coronavirus vaccine be available in Canada? Here’s what we know so far

OTTAWA — Vaccines are now a bright spot of hope on the COVID-19 pandemic horizon. But much about them, and their rollout in Canada, remains up in the air. Here’s … Read More

Mexican ambassador slams vaccine ‘selfishness’ following Tories’ comments

Mexico’s ambassador to Canada slammed vaccine “selfishness” in a tweet that tagged two prominent Conservatives on Tuesday, just hours after repeated exchanges in the House of Commons questioned why Mexico … Read More

Freeland says Canada ‘well-positioned’ on coronavirus vaccines, urges patience

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada is “well positioned” when it comes to potential coronavirus vaccines – but she warns that rolling out the vaccinations to all citizens will … Read More

Canada’s coronavirus vaccine rollout: Who will get it first?

Over a span of one week, preliminary results from late-stage clinical trials of two promising coronavirus vaccines have ushered in renewed hope in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. On … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine task force members have declared 18 conflicts of interests so far

Members of the government’s task force advising on the hunt for a coronavirus vaccine have recused themselves from discussions 18 times over potential conflicts of interest since June. But unlike … Read More

Canada to spend $192M on developing COVID-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada is spending $192 million on developing and producing vaccines for the new coronavirus. He said being prepared to mass-produce a vaccine, no … Read More

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