Coronavirus: What you need to know about mRNA vaccines

The two COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada were created by using ground-breaking genetic technology that for years held huge promise, but always ran into roadblocks — until now. It’s called … Read More

When can we expect the coronavirus vaccine? Doctor answers COVID-19 questions

The administration of COVID-19 vaccinations is now underway in each province — but some of us are still left confused about the rollouts and restrictions. Infectious disease specialist Isaac Bogoch … Read More

COMMENTARY: Coronavirus vaccines and the mismatch between Canada’s expectations and reality

Now that Canadians are getting used to the idea that effective vaccines to fight COVID-19 are a reality, we move on to answering the next big question: when can we … Read More

Ontario to delay 2nd vaccine dose until 42 days due to Pfizer shipment delivery pause

The Ontario government is extending the window for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations in order to account for Pfizer-BioNtech shipment and delivery delays. Long-term care residents, staff and essential … Read More

Ontario to delay 2nd vaccine dose until up to 42 days due to Pfizer shipment delivery pause

The Ontario government is extending the window for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations in order to account for Pfizer-BioNtech shipment and delivery delays. Long-term care residents, staff and essential … Read More

When is it my turn? A coast-to-coast look at COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Thursday will mark one month since the first coronavirus vaccinations were administered in Canada, but it will likely be several more months until the majority of Canadians have received their … Read More

Canada secures 20M more Pfizer doses as vaccine makers monitor 2nd dose controversy

Whether Canada complies with the recommendations laid out by coronavirus vaccine drugmakers will play a role in negotiations for earlier doses, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said Tuesday. The announcement came … Read More

Ontario university professor debunks COVID-19 vaccine falsehoods

Canadians are now receiving both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in an attempt to push the nation past the coronavirus pandemic. Naturally, in the current age of disinformation, a … 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 vaccines arrive in remote First Nations across Canada

First Nations across Canada have begun to receive doses of COVID-19 vaccines as provincial immunization programs get underway and Indigenous leaders encourage people to roll up their sleeves. Six of … 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

As U.S. hits 20 million coronavirus cases, lawmakers call for action on vaccine plan

U.S. Senator Mitt Romney on Friday urged the U.S. government to immediately enlist veterinarians, combat medics and others in an all-out national campaign to administer coronavirus vaccinations and slow a … Read More

Explaining why the Maritimes provinces are leaving the Moderna vaccine to chill

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have both received their first shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the past two days, but there are no plans to administer any doses … 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

How we got from a new pandemic to a COVID-19 vaccine in 2020

On Jan. 11, 2020, the headlines weren’t about the novel coronavirus. That day, the United States Congress was preparing articles of impeachment and Iran finally admitted that it shot down … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario expects to vaccinate up to 8.5 million people by end of June

The Ontario government says it expects to vaccinate approximately 8.5 million people by the end of June against COVID-19. Gen. Rick Hillier, the head of Ontario’s vaccine distribution task force, … 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

Canada has approved 2 coronavirus vaccines. How are other candidates progressing?

With the approval of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, Canada now has two shots to combat the pandemic — with enough doses on order to inoculate every Canadian by next fall. … 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

‘Possibility’ Moderna vaccine could be approved for children in 2021, Health Canada says

Health Canada’s chief medical adviser said Wednesday it was “within the realm of possibility” that Moderna’s novel coronavirus vaccine could be approved for children by 2021. Dr. Supriya Sharma’s announcement … 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

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. 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

Canada adds 6,345 new coronavirus cases as vaccinations continue

Canada added 6,345 new infections of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, as the mass vaccination effort against the virus continued. The country has now seen 474,820 confirmed cases of COVID-19 … 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

Fact or Fiction: Was the COVID-19 vaccine ‘rushed’ and the trials faked?

Do you find yourself daydreaming about what your life will be like after the COVID-19 vaccine is rolled out? The virus that devastated the world, and crippled millions of people’s … Read More

Europe’s medical agency reviews safety of 2 coronavirus vaccines

The European Medicines Agency said it would convene a meeting on Dec. 29 to decide if there is enough data about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine developed … Read More

Moderna designed its coronavirus vaccine in 2 days — here’s how

After less than a year in the making, Moderna announced promising results for its coronavirus vaccine on Monday, saying it plans to apply for emergency use authorization in the United … Read More

Moderna’s technology for coronavirus vaccine was designed in 2 days — here’s how

After less than a year in the making, Moderna announced promising results for its coronavirus vaccine on Monday, saying it plans to apply for emergency use authorization in the United … 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

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective, company says

For the second time this month, there’s promising news from a COVID-19 vaccine candidate: Moderna said Monday its shots provide strong protection, a dash of hope against the grim backdrop … Read More

9 drugmaker executives testing coronavirus vaccines pledge safety, high standards

The top executives of nine drugmakers likely to produce the first vaccines against the new coronavirus signed an unprecedented pledge meant to boost public confidence in any approved vaccines. The … Read More

Moderna to add at-risk minorities in coronavirus vaccine trials, may slow timeline

Moderna Inc has been asking sites that are conducting clinical trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine to focus on enrolling at-risk minorities, even if that slows down the trial speed, the company … Read More

Potential COVID-19 vaccine still not in Canada, three months after approval for trials

Shipments of a Chinese and Canadian-developed COVID-19 candidate vaccine remain delayed from getting to Canada, more than three months after Health Canada approved them for Phase 1 trials here. The … Read More

U.S. inks deal with Moderna for 100M doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine

The United States has entered an agreement with drugmaker Moderna Inc to acquire 100 million doses of its potential COVID-19 vaccine for around $1.5 billion, the company and White House … Read More

Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine shows signs of success in early-stage trial

Moderna Inc said on Monday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine showed promise in a small early-stage trial, with the vaccine producing virus-neutralizing antibodies similar to that found in recovered patients, sending … Read More

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