Alberta to adjust COVID-19 masking, isolation, testing rules over next month

In several phases, Alberta will be changing some COVID-19 rules around masking and isolating to recommendations, as about three-quarters of eligible people have at least one dose of vaccine. Starting … Read More

Age, location, information: experts outline key factors boosting COVID-19 vaccine uptake

In a sleepy Eastern Ontario pocket, residents boast an enviable record: the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in all of Ontario. Over 76 per cent of the residents of the Leeds, … Read More

COVID-19 outbreaks in unvaccinated groups like kids under 12 very much a ‘reality’: Tam

As Canada continues to hit further thresholds in vaccinating its population against COVID-19, the country’s top doctor is warning that still unvaccinated populations — especially children under the age of … Read More

New Public Health Ontario COVID-19 data shows vaccines providing ‘high degree’ of protection

New COVID-19 vaccine data released by Public Health Ontario appears to reinforce the effectiveness of how shots are curbing the confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths. An epidemiological summary released by … Read More

Public Health Ontario COVID-19 data showing vaccines provide ‘high degree’ of protection

New COVID-19 vaccine data released by Public Health Ontario appears to reinforce the effectiveness of how shots are curbing the confirmed cases, hospitalizations and deaths. An epidemiological summary released by … Read More

Canada set to receive 3.7M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week

The federal government is expecting to receive 3.7 million more doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, bringing the total of COVID-19 vaccine deliveries above 53.7 million doses. The new deliveries … Read More

WHO asks Western countries to recognize China’s COVID-19 vaccines

The World Health Organization said Thursday that any COVID-19 vaccines it has authorized for emergency use should be recognized by countries as they open up their borders to inoculated travelers. … Read More

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine seems to protect against Delta variant: study

Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine produced neutralizing antibodies against emerging variants, including the Delta variant first identified in India, in a lab study, the drugmaker said on Tuesday. The study was … Read More

Majority of COVID-19 infections, deaths now among unvaccinated people in Canada: Data

A majority of Canada’s COVID-19 infections and fatalities are now occurring in people who were not vaccinated against the disease, according to newly-released data from the country’s public health agency. … Read More

Rare heart inflammation ‘likely’ linked to mRNA COVID-19 vaccines: CDC group

Rare cases of heart inflammation in adolescents and young adults is likely linked to vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 shots, a group of doctors advising the U.S. Centers for Disease … Read More

COVID-19 measures still needed as vaccines not ‘absolutely perfect,’ Tam warns

COVID-19  vaccines aren’t foolproof, and so we can’t yet do away with other precautionary measures, warned Canada’s chief public health officer. At a press conference Tuesday, Dr. Theresa Tam said … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine recipients frustrated by ‘mixed messages’ from Canadian authorities

Sam Glass, a culinary arts instructor from Thornhill, Ont., has had two doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, and says he was happy to get them. “No regrets,” he told … Read More

Broadway show off limits to those who got AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The show must go on, but if you’ve been vaccinated with AstraZeneca and want to attend one particular live theatre production on Broadway don’t bother buying a ticket. Producers of … Read More

Canada received Pfizer COVID-19 doses earlier than planned, but paid premium

Canada paid a premium to get more than 250,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine delivered last December, weeks earlier than planned. The detail is contained in heavily redacted contracts … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate keeps rising — when will it stall?

Canada has among the highest rates of vaccination against COVID-19 in the world, with 63 per cent of the population having had at least one dose of vaccine, according to … Read More

EU to ditch J&J COVID-19 vaccines from U.S factory after contamination reports

Europe’s drug regulator said on Friday batches of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine made for the region around the time when contamination issues were revealed at a U.S. manufacturing site … Read More

Canada could get J&J vaccine shipment in June as quality concerns linger

Canada could get a shipment of 300,000 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines by the end of this month. During a COVID-19 press conference on Friday, Joelle Paquette, director-general responsible for … Read More

Heart inflammation risk in teens after Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine being investigated

Health authorities are trying to determine whether heart inflammation that can occur along with many types of infections could also be a rare side effect in teens and young adults after the … Read More

Rare COVID-19 blood clots tied to cold viruses, German scientists say

German researchers said that based on laboratory research, they believed they have found the cause of the rare but serious blood clotting events among some people who received COVID-19 vaccines made by … 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

BioNTech vaccine should be up to 75% effective against India COVID-19 variant: CEO

BioNTech SE said on Thursday the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer should be roughly as effective against the new coronavirus variant first detected in India as it has been … Read More

WHO asks rich countries to donate COVID-19 jabs instead of vaccinating kids

The World Health Organization urged rich countries on Friday to reconsider plans to vaccinate children and instead donate COVID-19 shots to the COVAX scheme that shares them with poorer nations. … Read More

Delaying 2nd Pfizer vaccine dose may protect better against COVID-19: study

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine generates antibody responses three-and-a-half times larger in older people when a second dose is delayed to 12 weeks after the first, a British study said. The study … Read More

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine effective at preventing severe outcomes from 2 variants: studies

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was found to be extremely effective at preventing severe outcomes — like hospitalization and death — caused by more transmissible or vaccine-resistant variants, according to two recently-published … Read More

Alberta woman dies of complications after receiving AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

An Alberta woman in her 50s has died after receiving the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, according to the province’s chief medical officer of health. In a news release issued Tuesday night, … Read More

Canada set to receive 1 million more Moderna doses in May as Ontario marks 8K deaths

Ontario marked a grim COVID-19 milestone Thursday as its virus-related death toll passed 8,000 and provincial health leaders sped up plans that could get more Canadians vaccinated in the coming … Read More

‘Demand is outstripping the supply’: Is Canada running out of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines?

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunizations (NACI) says the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can now be offered to people 30 years old and up. But despite this recommendation, many provinces say … Read More

1st known case of rare blood clot linked to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine confirmed in Ontario

The Ontario government has confirmed the first known case of a rare blood clot linked to the Astrazeneca-COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccine in the province. According to a statement issued by the … Read More

Doctors say COVID-19 variants put pregnant women at greater risk, cite ‘urgent’ need for vaccines

Ariane Chang is in her last trimester of being pregnant and with less than five weeks to go, she says she has been fortunate to have had a healthy and … Read More

COVID-19: Vaccine Hunters Canada volunteers working to eliminate booking appointment barriers

During the day Joshua Kalpin works as a software engineer, but by night he is hunting online – hunting for COVID-19 vaccine appointments on behalf of Vaccine Hunters Canada. “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

Canada hits vaccination milestone: 20% have received at least 1 COVID-19 shot

One-fifth of the Canadian population has now received at least one dose of a vaccine to protect against the deadly COVID-19 disease. The country hit the milestone on Tuesday, having … Read More

‘AstraZeneca isn’t enough’: Pharmacies plead with provinces for access to other COVID-19 vaccines

Canadian pharmacies are helping administer COVID-19 vaccines across the country, saying the demand for inoculation is massive. So big in fact, that many pharmacies are standing by waiting for the … Read More

Canada to get 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses this week as COVID-19 soars across country

The recent flood of COVID-19 vaccine doses into Canada is expected to wane this week, with a little more than one million shots scheduled for delivery over the next seven … Read More

Canada to get nearly 2M vaccines this week as pandemic’s 3rd wave swells

OTTAWA – The federal government is expecting Moderna to make good this week on a previously promised batch of 855,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses that were expected last week. Read more: … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine shortages to hit world’s poorest countries as COVAX halts deliveries

LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their COVID-19 vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through … Read More

COVID-19 in Toronto neighbourhoods: How postal code data highlights vaccine inequities

When it comes to accessing COVID-19 vaccines in Toronto, newly released data appears to reinforce how where you live can be a major difference-maker. According to data collected by ICES … Read More

Health officials seek to convince skeptical public of COVID-19 vaccine safety

Canada’s deputy chief public health officer wouldn’t hesitate to roll up his sleeve if the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were offered to him tomorrow, he said this week. Dr. Howard Njoo, along … Read More

What should be done with leftover vaccines at Ontario clinics? Experts push for a plan

On Saturday, thousands of people swarmed a Toronto hospital’s website that was believed to be offering leftover vaccines at the end of each day to anyone between the ages of … Read More

Canada now vaccinating over 100K per day. Here’s what it will take to hit September target

Over the last week, Canada has ramped up its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, administering more than 100,000 doses per day. This is a great start but more needs to be done … 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

Canada lacks cohesion over obesity as a COVID-19 vaccine priority

Canadians with severe obesity won’t have to wait much longer to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Ontario, Manitoba, or Alberta. The three provinces have explicitly listed severe obesity as among … 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

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

Senior Canadian scientists question government plans to delay 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine

A joint letter from senior scientists from a number of major health institutions is raising questions about a plan to delay second doses of COVID-19 vaccinations by four months. A … 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

Extended gap between COVID-19 vaccine shots could fast-track vaccination: feds

By delaying the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, Canada may be able to meet vaccination targets ahead by several weeks.If the spacing between doses “were to be increased” based … Read More