P.E.I. is vaccinating its first priority groups. Here’s where its rollout stands

Prince Edward Island says it expects to finish immunizing most of its first priority groups by the end of March in the first phase of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Meanwhile, … Read More

New Brunswick revises COVID-19 vaccine plan. Here’s where it stands in the rollout

New Brunswick health officials have announced changes to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, after shipment delays and re-routed doses dented the province’s distribution plan. Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical … Read More

Here’s where Nova Scotia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout plan stands

Nova Scotia has passed the halfway mark of Phase 1 in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan. Following shipment delays and re-routed doses, the province is expecting to receive its largest … Read More

Booster shots, new clinical trials: What the COVID-19 variants could mean for vaccines

In a bid to end the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of coronavirus vaccines were developed in record time last year. Now, new more transmissible variants that have emerged in different … Read More

Parkinson’s disease patients should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines: experts

People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) should be given priority to get the coronavirus vaccines because they are at a high risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19, some experts say. … Read More

How can we get more vaccines faster? Experts say ‘it’s just not that easy’

With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the world’s supplies, a frustrated public and policymakers want to know: How can we get more? A lot more. Right away. The problem: “It’s … Read More

Indigenous Services minister ‘disgusted’ by B.C. couple who flew to Yukon for vaccine

The federal minister in charge of Indigenous Services has openly called out the wealthy Vancouver couple accused of flying to the Yukon so they could have a jump on the … Read More

Wisconsin pharmacist to plead guilty to intentionally spoiling coronavirus vaccine

A Wisconsin pharmacist has agreed to plead guilty to purposely trying to spoil hundreds of doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to render them ineffective, the U.S. Justice … Read More

B.C. couple who flew to Yukon for COVID-19 vaccine ineligible for 2nd dose until August

A B.C. couple charged with disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jump the COVID-19 vaccine queue will not be immediately eligible to receive their second Moderna dose … Read More

Allergic reactions to Moderna vaccine are rare, report says

Severe allergic reactions to Moderna Inc’s coronavirus vaccine appear to be quite rare, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday, after over 4 million people … Read More

‘We’ve done a good job:’ COVID-19 vaccinations begin for Labrador’s Inuit

Barry Andersen is glad he didn’t faint Monday morning as he became one of the first people in Labrador’s Nunatsiavut region to receive a coronavirus vaccine. “Full disclosure, I hate … Read More

Immune but infectious: Can someone vaccinated against COVID-19 still spread the virus?

As the cross-Canada roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines continues this week, it’s still unclear whether the injections can actually prevent the spread of the virus. While both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna … Read More

Nova Scotia releases phased plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Nova Scotia has released its phased approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution in 2021, and it includes plans to receive enough doses to vaccinate half a million people in the next … Read More

‘Real tension’: Should all coronavirus vaccine volunteers now get the real thing?

Tens of thousands of people have volunteered to test COVID-19 vaccines, but only about half of them got the real thing during trials. Now, with the first vaccine rollouts and … Read More

Wisconsin health worker fired after ‘intentionally’ spoiling COVID-19 vaccine doses

A Wisconsin health-care worker has been fired after admitting they intentionally removed dozens of vials of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine from a pharmacy refrigerator, forcing more than 500 doses to be … Read More

Why jumping the coronavirus vaccine queue is a problem

As coronavirus vaccines continue to roll out to high-priority vulnerable groups in Canada, it might be a few months until a young, healthy adult would be able to get vaccinated … Read More

First shipments of Moderna coronavirus vaccine arrive in Yukon, N.W.T.

Two of Canada’s northern territories have received their first shipments of a vaccine to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, officials confirmed Monday. In a tweet, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said … Read More

‘Scared to death’: Boston doctor suffers severe allergic reaction after Moderna vaccine

A U.S. doctor with a shellfish allergy suffered a severe allergic reaction on Christmas Eve after receiving Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine in the first week of its nationwide rollout, according to … Read More

Threats to coronavirus vaccines among reasons military leading rollout: Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the possibility of threats to the country’s precious supply of coronavirus vaccines is among the reasons why the military is leading distribution. In a year-end … Read More

Christmas comes early as first Moderna vaccines arrive in Canada

It may be only Christmas Eve, but Canadians are getting an early present with the arrival of the first doses of the highly-awaited Moderna coronavirus vaccine in the country. One day … Read More

Canada adds 6,846 new coronavirus cases as country approves Moderna vaccine

Canada added 6,846 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the country’s total case count to 527,930. Provincial health authorities also confirmed another 172 people have died after … Read More

Atlantic health officials welcome news the Moderna vaccine is approved in Canada

New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health welcome news on Wednesday that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Canada, saying it provides a ray of hope. Dr. … Read More

Moderna vaccine approved: What we know about side effects, ingredients and doses

Canada has approved Moderna’s novel coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Supriya Sharma, Health Canada’s chief medical adviser, says the country will receive up to 168,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine before the … Read More

Canada approves Moderna coronavirus vaccine, 1st doses to arrive in ‘coming days’

Canada approved Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, making it the second shot officially to roll out in the country. Officials have said they expect doses of the Moderna vaccine to arrive … Read More

Canada approves Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine

Canada approved Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, making it the second shot officially to roll out in the country. Officials have said they expect doses of the Moderna vaccine to arrive … Read More

Prince Edward Island says 1,500 front-line workers to be vaccinated by end of day

About 1,500 front-line health-care workers in Prince Edward Island will have received the first of two required doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the day Tuesday, the … Read More

Canada waiting on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine data, decision in ‘coming weeks’

Health Canada says that while it cannot provide a “definite timeline” for the approval of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine candidate, its review is expected to be completed “in the coming weeks.” … Read More

When could Canada approve Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s what we know

EDITOR’S NOTE: A press release issued Monday morning said Health Canada was still awaiting data from Moderna and that authorization of its vaccine candidate was likely to take several more … Read More

Canada obtains final data needed to make Moderna vaccine decision

Canadians could see the highly anticipated Moderna vaccine approved for use “in the coming weeks,” as Health Canada officials now have the final documents needed to complete its review. Still, … Read More

COMMENTARY: COVID-19 would have been worse without recent advances in science

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19, has killed approximately 2.2 per cent of those worldwide who are known to have contracted it. But the situation could be a … Read More

The EU price list for COVID-19 vaccines was leaked. Will Canada release its prices?

The office of Canada’s minister in charge of procuring its stockpile of the coronavirus vaccine said they won’t yet be sharing the prices they’re paying per dose after reports that … Read More

U.S. gets 2nd coronavirus vaccine after FDA gives Moderna green light

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the green light for emergency use of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine Friday, giving the country hardest hit by the pandemic two shots for inoculations … Read More

U.S. is planning to vaccinate 39 million more people than Canada this year. Here’s why

The United States is aiming to distribute about 40 million doses of coronavirus vaccines this year, with 100 million Americans expected to be vaccinated by the end of March 2021, … Read More

Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine no longer needs to be frozen during shipping

American biotech firm Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine can now be shipped locally without it needing to be frozen at all. The messenger RNA vaccine from the Massachusetts-based company is … Read More

U.S. FDA plans to quickly approve Moderna coronavirus vaccine after panel endorsement

The head of the Food and Drug Administration said late Thursday that his agency will move to quickly authorize the second COVID-19 vaccine to fight the pandemic, hours after the … Read More

Moderna coronavirus vaccine ‘dry run’ underway, key to reaching Indigenous communities

Canada is preparing a “dry run” for the delivery of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine officials say will be key for reaching remote Indigenous communities. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Major … Read More

Canada preparing for Moderna vaccine delivery with ‘dry run’

Canada is preparing a “dry run” for the delivery of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the country had secured 168,000 of Moderna’s vaccines that … Read More

How long will the COVID-19 vaccine protect you? Here’s what we know so far

With COVID-19 vaccinations officially underway in Canada and other parts around the world, there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel, even as coronavirus cases and … Read More

Canada still reviewing Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, but data ‘looks promising’: official

The chief medical adviser at Health Canada says things are on track for her department to approve a second vaccine for COVID-19 very soon. Dr. Supriya Sharma says things “look … Read More

U.S. reviews Moderna coronavirus shot as Pfizer vaccinations expand across country

Hundreds more U.S. hospitals will begin vaccinating their workers Tuesday as federal health officials review a second COVID-19 shot needed to boost the nation’s largest vaccination campaign. Packed in dry … 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

Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine shows 70% overall efficacy, more work needed: study

AstraZeneca and Oxford University have more work to do to confirm whether their COVID-19 vaccine can be 90 per cent effective, peer-reviewed data published in The Lancet showed on Tuesday, … Read More

COMMENTARY: What scientists look for in COVID-19 clinical trial results

As the second wave of COVID-19 escalates in Canada and around the world, pharmaceutical companies have been announcing vaccine trial results that promise to help ease restrictions and return us … Read More

‘Massive undertaking’: Roadmap of Canada’s coronavirus vaccine roll-out

If all goes according to plan, Canadians will start getting vaccinated for the novel coronavirus early next year. And one of the people spearheading those efforts is a Canadian from … Read More

Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine provides immunity after 3 months

By Mia Rabson The Canadian Press Posted December 4, 2020 11:22 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ U.S. biotech firm Moderna … Read More

Moderna says coronavirus vaccine 94.1% effective, requests U.S., Europe approval

Moderna released its final data on its coronavirus vaccine on Monday, saying its candidate has proven to be nearly 94.1 per cent effective in protecting people from the disease. The pharmaceutical company also … Read More

Two shots. A waiting period. Why the coronavirus vaccine won’t be a quick fix

News about a potential coronavirus vaccine has, predictably, prompted excitement from a lockdown-weary world. But experts say: Not so fast. “It’s completely understandable to have enthusiasm, but this is not … 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

China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine induces quick immune response: study

Sinovac Biotech’s experimental coronavirus vaccine CoronaVac triggered a quick immune response but the level of antibodies produced was lower than in people who had recovered from the disease, according to … Read More