Canada to implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for all federal workers by fall

Canada is making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all workers in federal service by this fall, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Dominic LeBlanc announced on Friday. “We are also calling on all … Read More

As Canada hits COVID-19 vaccine milestone, reducing barriers to access key: experts

Canada hit a major new milestone in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout this week. After a slow start to vaccination efforts at the beginning of the year and a rapid influx … 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

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

U.S. experts expand study on whether Moderna vaccine curbs COVID-19 spread

U.S. scientists are expanding a government-funded study that aims to directly answer the question of whether Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine curbs the spread of SARS-CoV-2. The study, backed by the … Read More

Moderna says COVID-19 vaccine shows 100% efficacy in teens aged 12-17

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was shown to be effective in adolescents aged 12-17 and showed no new or major safety problems in a clinical trial, the developer said on Tuesday. The … Read More

COVID-19 vaccinators: Meet the healthcare workers who are doling out shots

Six months since the kick-off in December, Canada’s COVID-19 vaccinate rollout has picked up pace across the country — and the people doling out the shots are hard at work. … Read More

Canada ‘very closely’ watching data on mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

Health Canada is “very closely” watching emerging data around the safety and efficacy of mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s top doctor, said Tuesday. Tam said the … Read More

Most Canadians say type of COVID-19 vaccine instrumental in whether or not they get it: poll

With COVID-19 vaccinations ramping up across provinces and territories, a new poll suggests that despite Canadians’ overall confidence in the rollout, many are expressing concern over the type of vaccine … Read More

80% of Canadians plan to get COVID-19 vaccine, but safety fears causing hesitancy: poll

More Canadians than ever say they intend to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll suggests while fear about vaccine safety is the main driver of hesitancy to get an … Read More

More Canadians eligible for COVID-19 shots as provinces ramp-up efforts

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 22, 2021 7:49 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Several provinces are redoubling COVID-19 … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine can now be used on seniors in Canada, NACI says

In a reversal of its own guidance issued earlier this month, Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine be used on people aged 65 … Read More

Sobeys says request to use personal information of COVID-19 vaccine recipients was a mistake

Along with following public health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians are also facing questionable demands on their personal information. The grocery giant Sobeys has been inviting people to register … Read More

Canada approves Johnson & Johnson’s 1-shot COVID-19 vaccine

Health Canada has approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, officials announced Friday. The vaccine adds to Canada’s growing arsenal, becoming the fourth official shot to get Health Canada’s seal … Read More

Canada to announce approval of Johnson & Johnson’s 1-shot COVID-19 vaccine

Canada is set to announce it has approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, Global News has confirmed. The vaccine adds to Canada’s growing arsenal, becoming the fourth … Read More

Here’s who the provinces say should expect COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks

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. Here’s a … Read More

AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for people in Canada over age 65: NACI

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is not currently recommending the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca be used on people aged 65 or older. According to the NACI website, … Read More

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine not recommended for Canadians over age 65: NACI

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is not currently recommending the newly approved COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca be used on people aged 65 or older. According to the NACI website, … Read More

‘Early indications’ vaccines having impact on COVID-19 infection rates, Njoo says

Only two months into Canada’s nationwide rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, officials say there are early signs the precious drug is having an impact on infection rates. Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine tracker: How many Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19?

Nearly a year into the coronavirus pandemic, Canada has launched the largest mass vaccination program in its history. And Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised that every Canadian — nearly … 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

Coronavirus vaccine rollout: How Canadians will know it’s their turn to be inoculated

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout hit its three-week mark this week, and while Phase 1 of distribution will likely extend for another three months, those eager for immunization may already be … Read More

Health officials hope Canada will approve Moderna coronavirus vaccine by year’s end

Canadian health officials are suggesting Health Canada could approve the Moderna coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year. The expected timeline would come hot on the heels of Wednesday’s … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine is coming to Canada, but reopening ‘months away’

The imminent roll-out of a coronavirus vaccine in Canada as early as next week has ushered in renewed hope and optimism, even as parts of the country remain under lockdown. … Read More

Hospitals, not LTC homes, among 1st sites to give Canada’s coronavirus vaccines

Canadian hospitals will be among the first facilities to give out the coronavirus vaccine, potentially as early as next week, according to Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin, a former NATO commander … Read More

Watch live: Tam to give update on Canada’s coronavirus vaccine rollout plan

​Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam is expected to provide an update Tuesday on the country’s efforts to combat coronavirus as many provinces deal with surging cases amid … Read More

Canada should receive 1st batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine next week

Canada has secured an agreement to receive its first batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada is contracted … Read More

First coronavirus vaccine shots could be doled out in Canada next week

A select few Canadians could receive the country’s first coronavirus vaccine shots as early as next week. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada has secured an agreement to receive … Read More

Canada could receive 1st batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine next week

Canada has secured an agreement to receive its first batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada is contracted … Read More

Despite ‘best vaccine portfolio’, Canada still reliant on other nations for supply: Trudeau

OTTAWA — A lack of vaccine-production capabilities in Canada means the United States, Britain, Germany and other countries could have some of their citizens inoculated against COVID-19 before Canadians start … Read More

Canada could get multiple coronavirus vaccines. Experts say there are unique challenges

Vaccine-related news has dominated the waterfall of coronavirus headlines in recent weeks and so far, it’s been refreshingly positive. Multiple COVID-19 vaccines could be approved in the coming months, and … Read More

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