Canada’s organ transplant groups reviewing COVID-19 vaccine policy for recipients

Transplant centres in Western Canada have stopped short of requiring organ recipients to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but they say conversations about such a policy are ongoing. Some centres … Read More

U.S. focused on easing vaccine patents, creating greater access to technology

A top U.S. trade official said Thursday the Biden administration remains committed to an easing of rules that protect the technology behind coronavirus vaccines so that they can be produced … Read More

Canada-U.S. border news brings travel hope. Here’s how to do it safely

With the news that the Canada-U.S. border restrictions are set to lift come November, Canadians might find themselves loading up on gas and preparing to take advantage of the newfound … Read More

Texas governor bans enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to … Read More

Moderna doesn’t plan to share COVID-19 vaccine recipe with world, chairman says

Moderna has no plans to share the recipe for its COVID-19 vaccine because executives have concluded that scaling up the company’s own production is the best way to increase the … Read More

Alberta obstetricians worried about babies being born to unconscious unvaccinated moms

Childbirth isn’t meant to happen in the intensive care unit. Ultrasounds to listen to a baby’s beating heart aren’t supposed to happen with an expectant mom who is unconscious. But … Read More

Ask family members if they’re vaccinated before inviting to Thanksgiving, top doctors say

Canada’s top doctors say you should ask your family members if they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19 before you invite them over for Thanksgiving dinner. Depending on their answer, they added, … Read More

Finland follows other Nordic countries by suspending Moderna COVID-19 vaccine

By Staff The Associated Press Posted October 8, 2021 6:46 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Finland has joined other Nordic … Read More

COVID-19 surges shows continued need for protective measures: doctors

Canadians need to be “realistic” about the need for public health measures as the country heads into the fall and winter, doctors say as COVID-19 cases surge in some provinces. … Read More

Sister of pregnant Alberta woman who died of COVID-19 urges others to get vaccinated

This Thanksgiving will be a tough one for Carol Charles and her family. The 50-year-old from Regina usually travels to her younger sister’s house in Edmonton for the holiday. But … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine for kids: Pfizer asks U.S. FDA for emergency approval

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech said on Thursday they had asked U.S. regulators to approve emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children aged from five to 11, Pfizer said in … Read More

Pfizer seeks U.S. approval for kids COVID-19 vaccine, Canada awaits submission

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech have asked U.S. regulators to approve emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11, Pfizer said in a tweet on Thursday. The … Read More

Canada lacks ‘political will’ to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents, Bolivian minister says

It’s been five months since the Bolivian government called on Canada to allow COVID-19 vaccines to flow from a manufacturer in St. Catharines, Ont., to the Global South. Now, the … Read More

Moderna asks Health Canada to approve COVID-19 vaccine booster shot

Moderna has applied for Canadian approval of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, the company announced Tuesday. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has already recommended third doses … Read More

Alberta doctors invite premier, health minister to visit ICU: ‘We need you to see’

Alberta ER doctors have issued an “urgent” invitation to the premier and health minister to visit an ICU in person to witness “the unfathomable horrors we face in the hospitals … Read More

Delta variant 133% more deadly than original COVID strain: Canadian study

A new study using Canadian data suggests the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus causes more serious disease and is associated with an increased risk of death compared to previous … Read More

Johnson and Johnson seeking FDA clearance on COVID-19 vaccine booster

Johnson & Johnson asked the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to allow extra shots of its COVID-19 vaccine as the U.S. government moves toward expanding its booster campaign to … Read More

Feds could push provinces on mandatory COVID-19 vaccine for all workers: documents

Senior federal officials were told in the spring that the government could make it mandatory for all workers countrywide to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Trudeau Liberals have promised to … Read More

Israel adds COVID-19 booster shot requirement to its vaccine passport

Israel restricted its COVID Green Pass on Sunday to allow only those who have received a vaccine booster dose or recently recuperated from coronavirus to enter indoor venues. The new … Read More

COVID-19: Kenney says Alberta to accept help from feds, N.L as health system under ‘enormous pressure’

Just days after saying help offered to Alberta by the federal government and Newfoundland and Labrador was not immediately necessary, Premier Jason Kenney announced Thursday that his province has now … Read More

Vaccines ‘overwhelmingly protective’ against COVID-19, new Ontario data shows

A new report on COVID-19 in Ontario has found that vaccines are “highly effective” against catching the infection and especially so against being hospitalized due to the disease. The report, … Read More

Unvaccinated 60 times more likely to end up in ICU with COVID-19, Ontario data shows

A new report on COVID-19 in Ontario has found that vaccines are “highly effective” against catching the infection and especially so against being hospitalized due to the disease. The report, … Read More

Pfizer sends kids’ COVID-19 vaccine trial data to U.S. FDA

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE submitted initial trial data for their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 to U.S. regulators on Tuesday and said they would make a … Read More

‘We weren’t thinking about other people’: unvaccinated Alberta man on his time in ICU with COVID-19

An Alberta man who recently spent time in the ICU with COVID-19 is sharing his story and pleading with those who are unvaccinated to receive the vaccine. Read more: 58 … Read More

U.S. President Joe Biden receives COVID-19 booster shot following CDC backing

U.S. President Joe Biden rolled up his shirt sleeve for a COVID-19 vaccine booster inoculation on Monday, hoping to provide a powerful example for Americans on the need to get the extra … Read More

Vaccinated and unvaccinated Canadians have very negative relationships: poll

A new poll suggests tensions over COVID-19 vaccines in Canada are high as frictions grow between those who are vaccinated against the virus and those who are not. The Leger … Read More

Canadian snowbirds concerned as U.S. land border closure drags on

As fall kicks off and winter approaches, Canadian snowbirds are busy planning their trips down south with greater interest this year. While the threat of COVID-19 in Canada and the … Read More

Canada COVID-19 booster update coming ‘very shortly’: Tam

Canadians can expect an update on the potential use of additional COVID-19 shots for the most at-risk “very shortly,” the country’s top doctor says. Speaking at a news conference Friday … Read More

Novavax seeks WHO approval for emergency listing of COVID-19 vaccine

Novavax Inc and its partner Serum Institute of India have applied to the World Health Organization for an emergency use listing of Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine, potentially clearing the way for … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine inequity now top of mind at United Nations meeting

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will come into sharper focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots step … Read More

CDC grapples with who should get a COVID-19 booster shot

An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention grappled Wednesday with the question of which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots, with some members … Read More

U.S. FDA approves COVID-19 boosters for some high-risk people as CDC mulls guidance

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and … Read More

U.S. parents await results as kids’ COVID-19 vaccine nears approval

In an ideal world, Leah Smithers said she could afford to wait for longer-term testing of the COVID-19 vaccines before getting the jab for her 10-year-old son. But with his … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine effective in children ages 5 to 11, Pfizer says

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward … Read More

COVID-19 booster debate in U.S. heads to FDA vaccine advisory committee

The debate over whether Americans should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine moves to a panel of independent expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … Read More

Saskatchewan research group’s COVID-19 vaccine moves to Phase 2 clinical trials

The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization, known as VIDO, at the University of Saskatchewan is moving to Phase 2 of clinical testing of a COVID-19 vaccine developed at its lab … Read More

Unclear whether U.K.’s booster plan will mean new doses every 6 months, chief says

The chair of Britain’s vaccine group said it was unclear whether or not there would be a recurrent programme of COVID-19 vaccine boosters every six months after a plan announced … Read More

September a ‘critical time’ for Canada’s COVID-19 fight, experts say

September is a pivotal month for Canada’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public health and infectious disease experts. Students across the country are returning to school, fully vaccinated … Read More

B.C.’s hospitality industry concerned about anger over COVID-19 vaccine cards

A protest against vaccines and vaccine passports took place in Vancouver on Wednesday, although with fewer people in attendance than a rally held last week. Amid the protests, some leaders … Read More

U.S. likely to approve Pfizer COVID-19 booster soon, Modern could take longer: Fauci

Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that officials were likely to soon get the regulatory go-ahead to administer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots made by Pfizer, although … Read More

U.S. likely to approve Pfizer COVID-19 booster soon, Moderna could take longer: Fauci

Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that officials were likely to soon get the regulatory go-ahead to administer COVID-19 vaccine booster shots made by Pfizer, although … Read More

After huge protest at hospital, Kelowna, B.C. woman calls for rally in support of health workers

Health workers who faced jeers and harassment at a rally in front of Kelowna General Hospital for “health freedoms” Wednesday deserve better, a local woman says. “I’ve heard from a … Read More

Calgary feed shop forced to hide Ivermectin livestock dewormer being touted as COVID-19 cure

Doctors in Canada and the United States are warning against the use of animal deworming drug Ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. The US Food and Drug Administration issued … Read More

Alberta oil company requires workers be fully vaccinated or rapid test negative for COVID-19

Effective Friday, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. will require everyone on its work sites to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or take a rapid test. This is an extension of the … Read More

Ontario won’t reach COVID-19 herd immunity until vaccines given to children under 12, report finds

A report by Public Health Ontario says that at least 90 per cent vaccine coverage against COVID-19 for the entire population is needed to achieve herd immunity and that vaccines … Read More

Interior Health administers hundreds of ‘invalid doses’ of COVID-19 vaccine

By Kathy Michaels Global News Posted August 24, 2021 2:51 pm     Updated August 24, 2021 3:54 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

‘Breakthrough’ COVID-19 infections rising among fully vaccinated in U.S., CDC data shows

Some 25 per cent of COVID-19 infections among Los Angeles County residents occurred in fully vaccinated residents from May through July 25, a period that includes the impact of the … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine boosters taming Delta variant in Israel, health officials claim

Less than a month into a COVID-19 vaccine booster drive, Israel is seeing signs of an impact on the country’s high infection and severe illness rates fueled by the fast-spreading … Read More

62% of small and medium sized businesses support COVID vaccine mandates, survey says

When the fourth wave of COVID-19 started to intensify, Toronto-based tech company Staffy decided it was time to implement a vaccination mandate. The company, which provides an on-demand workforce platform … Read More

Most Canadians unsympathetic to unvaccinated who get sick with COVID-19, poll finds

The majority of Canadians vaccinated against COVID-19 say they don’t sympathize towards unvaccinated Canadians that become sick with COVID-19, according to the results of a new poll. The findings, detailed … Read More