Albertans protest ending mandatory COVID-19 isolation, masking and testing changes

Medical professionals helped organize two rallies Friday at noon showing opposition to the Alberta government’s plan to lift mandatory isolation rules, scale back contact tracing and COVID-19 testing. Read more: … Read More

Canada doesn’t need vaccine boosters yet, but planning for possibility: Tam

Canada isn’t ready to offer COVID-19 booster shots as there’s “not enough data” to support it quite yet, the country’s top doctor said Friday, despite countries like Israel pushing ahead … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine protection likely to dim over time: U.K. advisers

The protection that COVID-19 vaccines give against coronavirus infection, and potentially severe disease, is highly likely to wane over time so vaccine campaigns will continue for years to come, scientists … Read More

COVID-19: Moderna ‘essentially the same’ as Pfizer, Mackie says as clock ticks on thawed doses

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is continuing to urge the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated to get immunized against COVID-19 as it looks to use up thousands of thawed Moderna doses … Read More

Israel considers COVID-19 booster shots for seniors to fend off Delta variant

Israel is considering giving a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to its elderly population even before FDA approval in order to help fend off the Delta coronavirus variant, a health … Read More

Ontario asks feds to work with WHO on ensuring mixed COVID-19 vaccines recognized abroad

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2021 11:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario has asked the federal … Read More

Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandatory for healthcare workers? Experts weigh in

Several European countries have made COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for their healthcare workers – and now there are growing calls to do the same in Canada as the country slowly reopens. … Read More

Are fake vaccine cards being used to enter Canada?

The debate surrounding the need for COVID-19 vaccine passports continues, but it seems some people are already looking for ways around the system. There are multiple reports of fake vaccine … Read More

Canada’s vaccine supply to hit 66M doses next week — enough for all currently eligible

By next week, Canada will have enough COVID-19 vaccines in the country to inoculate every eligible Canadian, government officials said Tuesday. The country is set to hit a total stockpile … Read More

Canada to receive 7.1M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

The federal government is expecting to receive about 7.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, as it adjusts its distribution strategy amid waning vaccination rates and substantial supply. The … Read More

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines a ‘dangerous trend,’ WHO chief scientist says

The World Health Organization‘s chief scientist on Monday advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a “dangerous trend” since there was little data available … Read More

Pfizer to pitch COVID-19 vaccine booster shots at meeting with U.S. officials

Pfizer says it plans to meet with top U.S. health officials Monday to discuss the drugmaker’s request for federal authorization of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine as President … Read More

Canada donating 17.7M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines amid global disparities

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the Canadian government will donate a total of 17.7 million additional doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX vaccine sharing program. It comes … Read More

Canada to hit 55M COVID-19 vaccine doses by week’s end as shipments roll in

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 12, 2021 7:18 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada is expecting vaccine shipments … Read More

Fully vaccinated Americans do not need COVID-19 booster shots right now: Fauci

The top U.S. infectious diseases expert said Sunday “it is entirely conceivable, maybe likely” that Americans will need a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months, but … Read More

Is it OK to ask about someone’s COVID-19 vaccine status? Experts weigh in

Nicole Hunt thought she was just making small talk with the next person in line when she asked whether he’d been vaccinated. But she soon found she’d run afoul of … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU announces series of pop-up, walk-in vaccine clinics

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is making it even easier to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of its effort to support a two-dose summer and prepare for the return to … Read More

Ontario researchers find how some COVID-19 vaccines can trigger blood clots

A team of researchers from McMaster University has mapped out how certain COVID-19 vaccines can trigger a rare but sometimes fatal blood clotting reaction in some recipients. The findings, published … Read More

Pins, stickers, T-shirts: Is there value in wearing your COVID-19 vaccine status?

If you have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, you probably received a celebratory “I got my COVID-19 vaccine” sticker or posted a picture on social media marking the momentous occasion. … Read More

LHSC surgery volume at 88% of pre-pandemic levels with backlog of 6,000

London Health Sciences Centre says that over the past few weeks, its surgical volume has been roughly 88 per cent of what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. As well, … Read More

Canada’s total COVID-19 vaccine doses to top 50M by end of week

Canada should have enough COVID-19 vaccines by the end of this week to fully inoculate three-quarters of all Canadians over the age of 12. Brig. Gen. Krista Brodie, the military … Read More

‘Twiddling our thumbs’: Weekly COVID-19 vaccine supply trailing demand, pharmacists say

As pharmacists get inundated with calls from Canadians desperate to get their hands on a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, some say it isn’t a capacity problem preventing them … Read More

How conspiracy theorists are using a CDC database to spread misinformation and fear

A U.S. early-warning system for detecting vaccine side effects is being weaponized by the global anti-vaccination movement. The Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System (VAERS), run by the Centers for Disease … Read More

Unused J&J COVID-19 vaccine doses will be given back to the company, Tam says

Canada’s top public health official says more than 300,000 unused doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine will be given back to the company after Health Canada announced it wouldn’t … Read More

Moderna seeks Canada’s approval for COVID-19 vaccine use in kids 12 and up

Moderna is asking Health Canada to approve its COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents aged 12 and older, following a study that showed doses were “highly effective” at preventing infection … Read More

Don’t use heparin to treat COVID-19 vaccine-induced blood clots, EMA warns

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Monday pushed guidance for doctors not to use the blood thinner heparin to treat rare blood clots and low blood platelets in people who … Read More

When can you get your 2nd COVID-19 dose? Here’s where the provinces stand

Several Canadian provinces will be administering second doses of COVID-19 vaccine earlier than expected, due to the high number of people who have received their first dose so far, and … Read More

Feds urge provinces not to waste AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines before expiry 

The federal government is urging provinces not to waste thousands of doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that are due to expire in a few days. In a letter to her provincial … Read More

Majority of Canadians support COVID-19 vaccine passports for concerts, travel: Ipsos

A majority of Canadians are in favour of using COVID-19 vaccine passports in order to travel, attend university or go to a concert, according to the latest Ipsos polling. The … Read More

Wasting COVID-19 vaccines ‘unethical’ expert says as AstraZeneca expiry nears

With thousands of AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses set to expire in the coming months, federal officials on Thursday said that Canadians who want to get it as their second shot, should … Read More

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can be stored in fridge for a month: E.U. regulator

Europe’s drug regulator on Monday recommended extending the storage time for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at normal fridge temperatures to 31 days from five days, easing logistical challenges during rollouts … Read More

How do you spot an adverse reaction following a COVID-19 vaccine? Experts explain

Many of us know someone who has no intention of taking the COVID-19 vaccine. Controversy surrounding the drug that was manufactured in record speed continues to balloon as the pandemic … Read More

Ontario expands COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to everyone 18 and up, starting Tuesday

The Ontario government says it will expand COVID-19 vaccination eligibility to everyone 18 and older — almost a week ahead of schedule — starting Tuesday, May 18 at 8 a.m. … Read More

How effective is the 1st COVID-19 jab? What we know as deleted Tory tweet slams ‘one dose summer’

The Conservatives deleted a tweet on Thursday that leader Erin O’Toole has said was “detracting” from important conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Canada. “A ‘one dose summer’ is … Read More

Will you need a yearly COVID-19 booster shot? Some scientists aren’t so sure

COVID-19 vaccine developers are making ever bolder assertions that the world will need yearly booster shots, or new vaccines to tackle concerning coronavirus variants, but some scientists question when, or … Read More

Trudeau says family, friend BBQs can happen this summer — with a caveat

Canadians will be able to invite over friends and family for a BBQ this summer if COVID-19 infection rates are down and a vast majority of the population is vaccinated … Read More

Bolivia signs deal to import J&J vaccine from Canadian company, pending patent issues

A Canadian company hoping to contribute to the world’s vaccination efforts says it has reached a deal to provide 15 million doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine … Read More

COVID-19 vaccinations could start for U.S. kids aged 12-15 this week

U.S. regulators authorized Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in children as young as 12 and said they could begin receiving shots as soon as Thursday, widening the country’s … Read More

80% of Canadians support COVID-19 vaccine passports for travel: poll

A new Leger poll suggests Canadian confidence in COVID-19 vaccines is holding firm despite swirling confusion and concern about the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. It also suggests Canadians are … Read More

‘Unfair and unjust’: experts explain why some countries still don’t have COVID-19 jabs

At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad’s capital, there are no debates over which COVID-19 vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. … Read More

‘Unfair and unjust’: why some countries have no COVID-19 jabs at all

At the small hospital where Dr. Oumaima Djarma works in Chad’s capital, there are no debates over which COVID-19 vaccine is the best. There are simply no vaccines at all. … Read More

AstraZeneca considers seeking full U.S. approval for its COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca Plc may skip asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency-use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine and instead pursue the more time-intensive application for a full-fledged license to sell … Read More

Alberta oil sands group starts offering on-site COVID-19 vaccines as CNRL confirms 2 deaths

The Oil Sands Community Alliance has started rolling out on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinics at industrial camps and sites in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Oil camp COVID-19 vaccination The … Read More

B.C. couple accused of jumping COVID-19 vaccine queue in Yukon back in court May 18

The wealthy Vancouver couple accused of duping their way into getting a COVID vaccine in the Yukon before they were eligible were due back in court Tuesday. A lawyer for … Read More

B.C. couple accused of jumping COVID-19 vaccine in Yukon in court Tuesday

The wealthy Vancouver couple accused of duping their way into getting a COVID vaccine in the Yukon before they were eligible is due back in court Tuesday. A lawyer for … Read More

Confusion, anger arises over NACI’s mixed messaging on ‘preferred’ COVID-19 vaccine

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization is coming under fire after contradicting the advice Canadians have been receiving for weeks to take the first vaccine against COVID-19 that they’re offered. … Read More

1.3% of Canada’s COVID-19 cases had 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

1.3% got COVID-19 after getting 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

1.3% of Canadians got COVID-19 after getting 1st vaccine: PHAC

Since the start of Canada’s vaccine rollout, more than 6,000 Canadians have reported contracting COVID-19 after receiving a first dose, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Two … Read More

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