Lower-dose Moderna COVID-19 booster shots being debated by FDA

U.S. health advisers are debating if millions of Americans who received Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations should get a booster shot — this time, using half the original dose. Already millions who … Read More

Moderna COVID-19 booster should be given to older, at-risk adults: U.S. FDA panel

A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on Thursday to recommend booster shots of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older … Read More

Moderna’s data not strong enough to support booster shots, FDA says

Scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday that Moderna Inc. had not met all of the agency’s criteria to support use of booster doses of its … Read More

Moderna doesn’t plan to share COVID-19 vaccine recipe with world, chairman says

Moderna has no plans to share the recipe for its COVID-19 vaccine because executives have concluded that scaling up the company’s own production is the best way to increase the … Read More

Denmark, Sweden press pause on Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for younger age groups

Sweden and Denmark said on Wednesday they are pausing the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for younger age groups after reports of possible rare cardiovascular side effects. The Swedish health … Read More

Canadians may need COVID-19 boosters by Christmas, Moderna president says

Moderna’s president is warning that Canada could see a rise in so-called “breakthrough” infections of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated people by Christmas time, prompting the need for a booster shot … Read More

Cases of heart inflammation higher after Moderna COVID-19 vaccine: Health Canada

Canadian health officials said on Friday data suggests reported cases of rare heart inflammation were relatively higher after Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine compared with the Pfizer/BioNTech shots. The data also indicated … Read More

CDC grapples with who should get a COVID-19 booster shot

An influential panel of advisers to the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention grappled Wednesday with the question of which Americans should get COVID-19 booster shots, with some members … Read More

U.S. FDA approves COVID-19 boosters for some high-risk people as CDC mulls guidance

The U.S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and … Read More

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines get full Health Canada approval — and new names

Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been given the full rubber stamp, after receiving full Health Canada approval for anyone aged 12 and older on Thursday. Pfizer and … Read More

Mississauga, Ont., plant tapped to make mRNA for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines

Under a new multi-year agreement, a plant in Mississauga, Ont. has been tapped by Moderna to make a key ingredient needed for its worldwide supply of COVID-19 vaccines. According to … Read More

Moderna to take on COVID-19, flu with single booster vaccine

Moderna Inc. said on Thursday it was developing a single-dose vaccine that combines a booster dose against COVID-19 and a booster against flu. “Our number one priority as a company … Read More

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine gets Health Canada approval for kids 12+

As the Delta variant rages through unvaccinated populations in Canada ahead of the back-to-school season, children aged 12 and up will now be able to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. … Read More

U.S. will give COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all Americans amid Delta surge

U.S. health officials Wednesday recommended all Americans get COVID-19 booster shots to shore up their protection amid the surging Delta variant and evidence that the vaccines’ effectiveness is falling. The … Read More

Canada clinches more COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna in new agreement

The federal government has reached an agreement with Moderna for additional supply of COVID-19 vaccines until 2024. The agreement secures Canada’s access to 40 million doses of the mRNA vaccine, … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine trial data for kids coming by end of year: Pfizer

Pfizer intends to submit data to Health Canada on trials of its COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12 by the end of the year, the company told Global News. In … Read More

New Moderna plant welcomed by public health experts but more details needed

New plans for Moderna to open a vaccine manufacturing facility in Canada are being welcomed by experts as a way to strengthen the country’s capacity to address future pandemics – … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna to build mRNA production plant in Canada

U.S. drug maker Moderna will sign an agreement with the Canadian government Tuesday promising to build an mRNA production plant in Canada. Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel will sign the memorandum … Read More

New Moderna plant opening in Canada, but we still don’t know where

Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne says a new vaccine production facility, set to be built by Moderna, will help Canada prepare for the next pandemic. Champagne announced in Montreal that Moderna … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine wastage concerns in Canada as Moderna doses expire this week

Thousands of COVID-19 vaccines are set to expire in Canada this week, with pharmacists in Ontario raising concern about wastage amid hesitancy to mix different doses. In Ontario alone, “several … Read More

Pfizer and Moderna hike up COVID-19 vaccines prices in EU: report

Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc have raised the prices of their COVID-19 vaccines in their latest European Union supply contracts, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The new price for the … Read More

COVID-19: Moderna ‘essentially the same’ as Pfizer, Mackie says as clock ticks on thawed doses

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is continuing to urge the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated to get immunized against COVID-19 as it looks to use up thousands of thawed Moderna doses … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU facing over-supply of Moderna doses as vaccinations decline

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says it has 21,300 doses of Moderna‘s COVID-19 vaccine that need to be used in the next two weeks. The health unit is urging anyone who … Read More

Ontario asks feds to work with WHO on ensuring mixed COVID-19 vaccines recognized abroad

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 26, 2021 11:15 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario has asked the federal … 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

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines a ‘dangerous trend,’ WHO chief scientist says

The World Health Organization‘s chief scientist on Monday advised against people mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines from different manufacturers, calling it a “dangerous trend” since there was little data available … Read More

Canada to hit 55M COVID-19 vaccine doses by week’s end as shipments roll in

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 12, 2021 7:18 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada is expecting vaccine shipments … Read More

Moderna co-founder using mRNA technology to treat venomous snakebites

Derrick Rossi always said he’d be satisfied with his work when it had a positive impact on humanity. But after his research around mRNA technology paved the way for the … 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

How COVID-19 vaccines work as young adults in Quebec remain hesitant to get jab

Daniel Bouie, 20, was the very first person in line at the Bell Centre’s pop-up vaccination clinic, an initiative organized by the local health authority in order to facilitate access … 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

Canada getting 1M extra Moderna COVID-19 vaccines from U.S.: minister

Canada is set to receive an extra one million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the United States on Thursday night, says Procurement Minister Anita Anand. In a series … 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

COVID-19: More Moderna vaccines allow Quebec to speed up second dose appointments

More Moderna vaccines will allow Quebec to accelerate its timeline for second doses, Health Minister Christian Dubé said, after Ottawa on Wednesday announced it expected to receive seven million doses … Read More

Canada to get 7M Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses in June, some coming from U.S.

Canada is set to receive seven million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in June, with some of the shots coming from a U.S. supplier, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said … Read More

Canada to receive 2.9M COVID-19 vaccine doses this week from Pfizer, Moderna

Canada is set to receive 2.9 million COVID-19 vaccine doses this week thanks in large part to an increase in planned deliveries from Pfizer and BioNTech. The two pharmaceutical companies … 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

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

Biden commits to sharing 80M COVID-19 vaccine doses with world in coming weeks

President Joe Biden will announce Monday that the U.S. will share an additional 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines with the world in the coming six weeks, the White House … Read More

Mixing COVID-19 vaccines appears safe — but no data on whether it works, U.K. study says

New preliminary data suggests that mixing Pfizer-BioNtech and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines is safe, but it’s still too soon to tell whether combining doses will provide protection against the virus. The … Read More

Moderna COVID-19 doses set to reach Canada next week will arrive tomorrow: Trudeau

By Alan Fram The Associated Press Posted May 4, 2021 12:11 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A shipment of one … Read More

Canadian doctors, Ryan Reynolds and other celebs team up to tackle vaccine hesitancy

Doctors and other front-line professionals, backed by Canadian celebrities, have banded together to get accurate vaccine information to those most at risk of contracting COVID-19. Read more: Have a vaccine … Read More

#GenX wins social media as 40+ crowd flocks to get AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Several provinces lowered the eligible age bracket for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week, prompting Gen X’ers to proudly share their vaccination journeys on social media. Read more: Ontario, Alberta … Read More

COVID-19: Experts say Quebec plan to substitute vaccines for second dose makes sense 

Health experts say they agree with a Quebec government plan to substitute the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the Moderna vaccine in order to more quickly give booster shots to long-term care … Read More

Moderna cuts April vaccine deliveries by almost half as Canada battles third wave

Canada will not receive its expected number of doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for April, the federal government said Friday. Public Services and Procurement Canada Anita Anand said the reduction … Read More

Canada adds millions more Pfizer doses over spring, but Moderna cuts back

Canada’s mass vaccination effort will see both a boost and a setback in the coming months, with a significant increase in Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine doses but a cut in Moderna’s. … Read More

Why all COVID-19 vaccine side effects matter, not just the serious ones

One of the leaders of the largest independent vaccine safety study in Canadian history says tracking the mild side effects of COVID-19 vaccines is as important as recording the rare … Read More