While some U.S. Republicans push COVID-19 vaccine, experts warn it may be too late

Republican politicians in the U.S. are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is slowing. That’s leading to wastage, experts warn

Canada’s demand for COVID-19 vaccines is slowly dropping, experts say, and they warn those waiting to see whether cases spike before getting their jabs are wasting time the body needs … Read More

As COVID-19 surges in U.S., is Canada lifting border rules too early? Experts are mixed

The imminent reopening of the U.S.-Canada border to fully vaccinated American travellers next month is drawing mixed reactions from health and economic experts in both countries, some of whom are … Read More

Over 50% of all Canadians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Over half of all Canadians are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as case counts and hospitalizations continue to fall across the country. As of Monday evening, 50.2 per cent of … Read More

Thousands protest in France against COVID-19 vaccinations, passes

Over 100,000 people protested across France on Saturday against the government’s latest measures to push people to get vaccinated and curb rising infections by the delta variant of the coronavirus. … Read More

Growing vaccine hostility in U.S. will be extremely difficult to fix, experts warn

Last weekend, a speaker at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas crowed that U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration had failed to “sucker” most of the American people into getting … Read More

Hungary to offer optional 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose, prime minister says

Hungary will offer the option of taking a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine from Aug. 1 and will make coronavirus vaccines mandatory for all healthcare workers, Prime Minister Viktor … Read More

Fired official says Tennessee has halted COVID-19 vaccine outreach to teenagers

Tennessee’s former top vaccinations official said she couldn’t stay silent after she was fired this week amid scrutiny from Republican state lawmakers over her department’s outreach efforts to vaccinate teenagers … Read More

Not enough young Canadians are ‘offering their arm’ for COVID-19 vaccines: Tam

Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam says she is concerned that COVID-19 vaccination rates among younger Canadians aren’t high enough as the rate of first-dose shots is slowing. “Now … Read More

GAVI hopes India will resume overseas COVID-19 vaccine shipments this quarter

The GAVI vaccine alliance hopes the Serum Institute of India (SII) will resume exports of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from this quarter, it told Reuters, which would be earlier than … Read More

Johnson & Johnson says its COVID-19 vaccine strong against Delta variant in new study

Johnson & Johnson said late Thursday that its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine showed strong promise against the Delta variant and other emerging strains and also provided durable protection against the infection … Read More

AstraZeneca vaccine side effects now include capillary leak syndrome: Health Canada

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 30, 2021 1:36 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Health Canada is updating the … Read More

Health Canada warns capillary leak syndrome possible side effect of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 30, 2021 1:36 am     Updated June 30, 2021 1:39 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Here’s what to know about relaxed travel rules for fully vaccinated Canadians

Relaxed travel rules for fully vaccinated Canadians may make visiting the United States easier for some, but uncertainly around travelling with unvaccinated children is already causing frustration for others, travel … 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

Expert urges Canada to ‘follow the science’ on COVID-19 vaccine passports

After one theatre in the U.S. temporarily disallowed those who had received Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines from attending a show, an expert is warning that this could just be the tip … Read More

Nearly 20% of Canadians still hesitant or refusing to get COVID-19 vaccine: poll

Nearly 20 per cent of Canadians still need to be convinced to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new poll suggests — with one in 10 saying they definitely won’t get … 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

Australia limits AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people over 60 years old

Australia will recommend only people over 60 receive AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, the country’s Minister for Health Greg Hunt said on Thursday, following a spate of blood clots in those who have … Read More

U.S. authorizes 14M more J&J COVID-19 vaccine doses from Baltimore factory: report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorized around 14 million more doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine manufactured at a problem-plagued Baltimore factory, according to two sources … Read More

Not all experts keen on federal guidance for Canadians fully vaccinated against COVID-19

As provinces accelerate their efforts to get their populations fully vaccinated against COVID-19, there are calls for the federal government to issue clear guidance on what people can do once they … Read More

Canada secures 1.4M more Moderna doses for June, bringing month’s vaccine total to over 20M

Canada has secured an 1.4 million Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses for the month of June, Procurement Minister Anita Anand confirmed on Monday. That brings Canada’s total Moderna vaccine doses to … Read More

Canada set to receive 9.5M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week due to Moderna influx

Canada is poised to receive around 9.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks to a massive infusion of shots from Moderna. The federal government says the Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical firm … Read More

Canada to donate 100M COVID-19 vaccines to world, Trudeau says

Canada is set to share 100 million COVID-19 vaccines with the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. Speaking at a press conference at the end of the G7 leader’s summit … Read More

Trudeau to share Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine sharing plan after G7 summit

Canada is set to unveil details on how it will offer the world up to 100 million vaccine doses to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau … Read More

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine contracts allow shots to be donated, resold in some cases

Most of the federal contracts for COVID-19 vaccines allow for Canada to donate some of its doses to other countries or international aid organizations, and in at least three cases, … Read More

UN agency details new ‘digital seal’ as countries mull COVID-19 vaccine passports

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is paving the way for the creation of COVID-19 vaccine passports as Canada continues to mull how to approach issuing such documents. In a … Read More

U.S. unlikely to hit goal of vaccinating 70% of adults against COVID-19 by July 4

For months, U.S. President Joe Biden has laid out goal after goal for taming the coronavirus pandemic and then exceeded his own benchmarks. Now, though, the U.S. is unlikely to … Read More

Israel says ‘probable’ link between Pfizer COVID-19 shot, heart inflammation cases

Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday it found the small number of heart inflammation cases observed mainly in young men who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Israel were likely linked … Read More

Vietnam seeks to contribute to COVAX through domestic COVID-19 vaccine production

Vietnam is seeking to buy COVID-19 vaccine production technology and wants to build a plant to supply the COVAX programme, its health ministry said on Tuesday, as the country tries … Read More

Safe to extend AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine expiry date by 1 more month: experts

Several public health experts say they’re confident that Canada’s current batches of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines would still be safe and effective, despite having their expiry date extended by a month. … Read More

50% of U.S. adults have received both COVID-19 vaccine doses, CDC says

Nearly one out of two Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday, while half the citizens above the age of 18 in the … Read More

Canada may see COVID-19 resurgence despite full vaccinations, experts say

Canada could see a resurgence of COVID-19 cases even if the country manages to fully vaccinate a majority of its population, according to experts. University of Saskatchewan epidemiologist Nazeem Muhajarine … Read More

Canada to keep holding back J&J COVID-19 vaccines until U.S. lab probe is complete

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 21, 2021 8:48 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s plans to use the … 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

Japan approves Moderna, AstraZeneca vaccines as it races to stem COVID-19 wave

Japan on Friday approved the use of two new vaccines — Moderna and AstraZeneca — hours ahead of an expansion of a state of coronavirus emergency that will cover roughly … Read More

Most Canadian workers want mix of remote, office options post-pandemic, survey says

A new survey shows Canadian workers are looking for flexibility when it comes to working in the office or remotely after the COVID-19 pandemic, but some have doubts about whether … Read More

Canadian study to look at effects of mixing COVID-19 vaccines

As COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up across the country, a new study in Canada will now look at the safety and effectiveness of mixing and matching different types of shots. Some … Read More

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can now be stored in a fridge for longer, Health Canada says

By Leslie Young Global News Posted May 19, 2021 2:57 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can … Read More

Canada may see 4th COVID-19 wave if restrictions eased too quickly, experts warn

As new coronavirus cases in Canada continue to decline and vaccinations ramp up across the country, Canadians are left wondering if the third wave of COVID-19 is behind them – … Read More

Canada invests $199M to help Ontario medical facility produce mRNA vaccines

Canada is investing nearly $200 million towards a Mississaugua-based medical facility that could produce millions of mRNA vaccines each year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement Tuesday, saying that … Read More

A look at who the provinces plan to vaccinate against COVID-19 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. Health Canada … Read More

COVID-19: Experts say Ontario’s full vaccination target may be hard to reach

TORONTO — Medical experts say Ontario will have to significantly scale up its vaccination effort to achieve its goal of fully inoculating all willing adults against COVID-19 by the end … 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

U.K. will offer alternative to AstraZeneca shot to people under 40

People under 40 in Britain will not be given the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine if another shot is available because of a link to extremely rare blood clots, the government said … Read More

U.S. supports waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines: USTR

The United States supports waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Wednesday. These extraordinary times and circumstances of call for extraordinary measures. The … 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

Canada to get 1.9M COVID-19 vaccines this week, including 1st Johnson & Johnson shots 

The federal government says it expects Canada to receive around 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, including its very first shipment of single-dose shots from Johnson & Johnson. … Read More

Hoping for a less restrictive summer? Officials say 75% of Canadians need 1st vaccine

If Canadians are hoping for a summer of fewer public health restrictions, then 75 per cent of adults need to get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according … Read More

What you can and can’t do once you’ve received your 1st COVID-19 vaccine dose

To date, more than 10.3 million people in Canada have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. With roughly 25 per cent of the Canadian population now vaccinated against the … Read More