Will Canadians get to choose which COVID-19 vaccine they get?

Two vaccines are already approved, two are under review, and two more are in the pipeline, making it possible that Canadians could eventually have access to at least six different … Read More

Should I be worried about mail after Canada Post outbreak? Doctor answers COVID-19 questions

Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the first reported case of COVID-19 in Canada and experts are wondering what 2021 holds when it comes to prevention measures and vaccines. For … Read More

Great Canadian Gaming CEO, wife ticketed after allegedly flying to Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Vancouver couple ticketed for disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jumping the COVID-19 vaccine queue have been identified. Rod Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, … Read More

Freeland mum on whether Canadians can start making plans for late 2021

As the government says any Canadian who wants a coronavirus vaccine by September will be able to access one, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland is stopping short of telling Canadians … Read More

Great Canadian Gaming CEO, wife ticketed after allegedly flying to Yukon to get COVID-10 vaccine

The Vancouver couple ticketed for disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jumping the COVID-19 vaccine queue have been identified. Rod Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, … Read More

‘A senicide’: Strategic missteps, logistical hurdles plague Ontario’s early vaccine rollout

9:41 Ontario’s vaccine rollout: Strategic missteps, logistical hurdles and delays in reaching the most vulnerable Ontario’s vaccine rollout: Strategic missteps, logistical hurdles and delays in reaching the most vulnerable Kristin … Read More

Coronavirus: What you need to know about mRNA vaccines

The two COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada were created by using ground-breaking genetic technology that for years held huge promise, but always ran into roadblocks — until now. It’s called … Read More

Justin Trudeau mulls mandatory hotel quarantine for returning travellers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday his government could impose stricter restrictions on travelers at any moment in response to new, likely more contagious variants of the coronavirus — possibly … Read More

Provinces should set targets for giving prison inmates coronavirus vaccine: advocates

A director at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association believes provinces should set targets for vaccinating inmates in provincial jails — something half of jurisdictions have yet to do. The Correctional … Read More

Seniors living independently feel ‘forgotten’ as others prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines

Dr. Samir Sinha’s phone rang on Saturday, as he said it often does these days. This time, the patient calling was a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor. “[He] called me on Saturday … Read More

Ontario premier pleads with incoming Biden administration for COVID-19 vaccine help

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has issued a plea to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden for help in obtaining more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines amid a shortage of doses in Canada. Ford made … Read More

Prince Edward Island looking to ease restrictions amid low COVID-19 infection rate

Prince Edward Island’s premier says public health orders should soon be eased across the province because of its low COVID-19 infection rate. “At a time when other jurisdictions are experiencing … Read More

Canada will receive zero Pfizer vaccine deliveries during last week of January

The man in charge of Canada’s coronavirus vaccine rollout logistics has confirmed that the country will not receive any Pfizer vaccine doses during the week of January 25, due to … Read More

COMMENTARY: Coronavirus vaccines and the mismatch between Canada’s expectations and reality

Now that Canadians are getting used to the idea that effective vaccines to fight COVID-19 are a reality, we move on to answering the next big question: when can we … Read More

How well has Canada fought the COVID-19 pandemic? 3 experts weigh in

As new cases of COVID-19 surge across Canada, the federal government and the provinces have been imposing stricter measures to try to limit the illness’s spread. The Canadian Press interviewed … Read More

India launches world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive

India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. India … Read More

64% of Canadians in favour of mandatory coronavirus vaccines: poll

One month since the start of coronavirus vaccinations in Canada, there is growing support for COVID-19 vaccines, with a majority of Canadians in favour of making the shots mandatory. According … Read More

Vaccine rollout statements from Alberta government cause confusion for health-care workers

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is clarifying a statement she made Thursday, after concerns were raised regarding a plea for health-care workers to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine appointments. … Read More

Coronavirus: Global death toll hits 2M amid vaccine rollout

The global death toll from COVID-19 topped 2 million Friday as vaccines developed at breakneck speed are being rolled out around the world in an all-out campaign to vanquish the … Read More

Canada’s deliveries of Pfizer vaccine hit by ‘temporary delay,’ Anand says

Canada’s supply of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been hit by a temporary delay, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said on Friday. This is because the company is scaling up its … Read More

‘Temporary delay’ chops Canada’s deliveries of Pfizer vaccine in half for four weeks

Canada’s supply of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been hit by a temporary delay, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said on Friday. Shipments over the next four weeks will be reduced … Read More

No plans for ‘divisive’ vaccine passports for Canadians, Trudeau says

As shots of the novel coronavirus vaccine continue to roll out across Canada and other parts of the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has no plans to … Read More

Canadian doctors call for more transparency about coronavirus vaccine rollout

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 14, 2021 9:00 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The professional group for emergency … Read More

Ottawa seeking consultant to advise on coronavirus vaccine rollout amid questions

The federal government is looking to bring in an external public health consultant to advise on coronavirus vaccine distribution, amid growing scrutiny and questions over how the process is unfolding. … Read More

Ontario plans to provide 1st COVID-19 vaccine shot in all nursing homes by Feb. 15

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 13, 2021 12:29 pm     Updated January 13, 2021 12:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Canada passed on 16 million Moderna coronavirus vaccine doses due to timeline: minister

Canada passed on an option to acquire an additional 16 million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine because they wouldn’t be delivered until after the government hopes to have the … Read More

‘We’ve done a good job:’ COVID-19 vaccinations begin for Labrador’s Inuit

Barry Andersen is glad he didn’t faint Monday morning as he became one of the first people in Labrador’s Nunatsiavut region to receive a coronavirus vaccine. “Full disclosure, I hate … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine contender: Medicago’s breakthrough, ties to Big Tobacco and warnings a pandemic was coming

Under a winter’s snow cover on the outskirts of Quebec City, a high-tech greenhouse, set at a balmy 23 C, is growing row after row of a weed that could … Read More

Canada begins vaccinating inmates in federal prisons with no active coronavirus cases

The first 40 federal inmates to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus in Canada were given their inoculations inside facilities without any active cases, Global News has learned. That’s despite … Read More

Amid shortages, 2nd dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine can be delayed: WHO

World Health Organization experts on Friday issued recommendations that the interval between administration of two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus can be extended to up to six … Read More

Immune but infectious: Can someone vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the virus?

As the cross-Canada roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines continues this week, it’s still unclear whether the injections can actually prevent the spread of the virus. While both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna … Read More

Federal inmates to start receiving coronavirus vaccinations this week, union says

Inmates at federal prisons across Canada will begin receiving vaccinations against the novel coronavirus on Friday, the according to the national prison officers’ union. The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers … Read More

Doctors urge high-risk pregnant, breastfeeding women to get access to COVID-19 vaccines

OTTAWA — The head of the Ontario Medical Association says the risk COVID-19 poses to pregnant and breastfeeding women is higher than the risk of taking a vaccine against the … Read More

Canada investigating timing of second coronavirus vaccine dose, Tam says

Canada is the latest country to investigate how to stretch vaccine doses as far as possible, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have tragic consequences all around the world. Dr. … Read More

Nova Scotia releases phased plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Nova Scotia has released its phased approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution in 2021, and it includes plans to receive enough doses to vaccinate half a million people in the next … 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

Canada’s ‘slow’ rollout of coronavirus vaccine ’embarrassing’: experts

A majority of Canadians should be vaccinated against the coronavirus by September 2021, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. But with the current pace of the country’s vaccination distribution, ex[erts … Read More

Canadians must work to prevent third wave as coronavirus vaccines roll out: expert

The annus horribilis that was 2020 is now in the rearview mirror – but when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic, things aren’t over yet. Vaccines are beginning to roll … Read More

Biden promises vastly different approach to COVID-19 pandemic

When Joe Biden is sworn-in as president of the United States, it will mark the beginning of a new era in the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans … Read More

‘Real tension’: Should all coronavirus vaccine volunteers now get the real thing?

Tens of thousands of people have volunteered to test COVID-19 vaccines, but only about half of them got the real thing during trials. Now, with the first vaccine rollouts and … Read More

‘Blursday’: Coronavirus restrictions left 54% of Canadians feeling isolated, poll says

COVID-19 lockdowns, restrictions and physical distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic have left more than half of Canadians feeling lonely or isolated, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for … Read More

Explaining why the Maritimes provinces are leaving the Moderna vaccine to chill

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have both received their first shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the past two days, but there are no plans to administer any doses … Read More

Canada still awaiting data from AstraZeneca as U.K. approves new coronavirus vaccine

Amid the news that the U.K. approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine candidate on Wednesday, Health Canada says it can’t provide a “definite timeline” for its own decision. Read more: Britain … Read More

Could Moderna be authorized as a one-shot vaccine? Here’s what we know

The head of Ontario’s vaccine distribution task force wants Health Canada to look into allowing Moderna’s vaccine to be administered as one, less effective dose instead of two, allowing his … Read More

How we got from a new pandemic to a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020

On Jan. 11, 2020, the headlines weren’t about the novel coronavirus. That day, the United States Congress was preparing articles of impeachment and Iran finally admitted that it shot down … Read More

‘Believe in science’: European countries start coronavirus vaccine rollout as cases surge

ROME — Doctors, nurses and the elderly rolled up their sleeves across the European Union to receive the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine Sunday in a symbolic show of … Read More

‘Everyone is scared’: Nations face COVID-19 vaccine challenges amid wars, instability

DAR MANGI, Pakistan (AP) — Arifullah Khan had just administered another polio vaccine when the gunfire blasted from the nearby hills. “It happened so suddenly. There was so much gunfire … Read More

Should provinces reserve COVID-19 vaccine 2nd doses or administer them all right away?

Administering most of Canada’s coronavirus vaccines now, as opposed to reserving half of them to be used later as second doses for the first recipients, could prevent a significant amount … Read More

Christmas comes early as first Moderna vaccines arrive in Canada

It may be only Christmas Eve, but Canadians are getting an early present with the arrival of the first doses of the highly-awaited Moderna coronavirus vaccine in the country. One day … Read More