COVID-19 vaccine for kids: Pfizer asks U.S. FDA for emergency approval

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech said on Thursday they had asked U.S. regulators to approve emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children aged from five to 11, Pfizer said in … Read More

Pfizer seeks U.S. approval for kids COVID-19 vaccine, Canada awaits submission

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech have asked U.S. regulators to approve emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11, Pfizer said in a tweet on Thursday. The … Read More

Pfizer sends initial kids’ COVID-19 vaccine trial data to Health Canada

Pfizer has submitted initial trial data for its COVID-19 vaccine for children five to 11 to Health Canada, the company said Friday. In an email to Global News, Pfizer said … Read More

Pfizer sends kids’ COVID-19 vaccine trial data to U.S. FDA

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE submitted initial trial data for their COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11 to U.S. regulators on Tuesday and said they would make a … Read More

Pfizer launches large study of oral COVID-19 prevention drug

Pfizer Inc said on Monday it has started a large study testing its investigational oral antiviral drug for the prevention of COVID-19 infection among those who have been exposed to … 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

B.C. preparing to offer COVID-19 vaccine to 6- to 11-year-olds once approved

British Columbia is “actively preparing” to provide the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children aged six to 11, if and when it receives Health Canada approval. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie … Read More

Pfizer Canada eyeing urgent COVID-19 vaccine approval for children aged 5 to 11

Pfizer Canada says it plans to provide Health Canada with data showing its COVID-19 vaccine works for children in a bid to seek authorization “as early as possible.” Pfizer said … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine effective in children ages 5 to 11, Pfizer says

Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward … 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

Hong Kong panel advises 1 dose of BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for teens due to side effect

A panel of health experts advising the Hong Kong government has recommended children aged 12-17 should get only one dose of BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine after reports of heart inflammation side … Read More

Pfizer to submit COVID-19 vaccine approval for kids as young as 5 in coming weeks

U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday clinical trials testing COVID-19 vaccines for children are expected to include a monitoring period of at least two months after half the … 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

Pfizer seeks full U.S. approval for COVID-19 booster shot despite WHO pushback

Pfizer Inc on Wednesday began the process for full approval of its COVID-19 booster dose in the United States even as the World Health Organization said data on its benefits … Read More

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine given full approval by U.S. regulators

The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, a milestone that may help lift public confidence in the shots as the nation battles the most contagious coronavirus … 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

MLHU rescinds COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for 11-year-olds born in 2009

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has reversed course less than 24 hours after announcing that it would be extending COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all children born in 2009 and not only … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU extends vaccination to 11-year-olds turning 12 this year

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says, effective immediately, anyone born in 2009 or earlier will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The change means that 11-year-olds who are turning 12 … 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

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 vaccine protection likely to dim over time: U.K. advisers

The protection that COVID-19 vaccines give against coronavirus infection, and potentially severe disease, is highly likely to wane over time so vaccine campaigns will continue for years to come, scientists … Read More

AstraZeneca-Pfizer mix provides more antibodies than 2 AstraZeneca doses: study

A mixed vaccination of first AstraZeneca and then a Pfizer COVID-19 shot boosted neutralizing antibody levels by six times compared with two AstraZeneca doses, a study from South Korea showed. … 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

2 shots of Pfizer vaccine 88% effective against Delta variant: study

Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca‘s COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study … Read More

Fully vaccinated Americans don’t need a booster shot right now: officials

U.S. health officials, after meeting with vaccine maker Pfizer, reiterated on Monday that Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need to get a booster shot, a spokesperson for the Health and … 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

Can COVID-19 vaccines cause post-menopausal bleeding?

Fifty-year-old Diana Davison has not had a period for more than a year. So when she started experiencing bleeding 12 hours after her first COVID-19 vaccine she was shocked. “I … Read More

Can COVID-19 vaccines cause post-menopausal bleeding? Here’s what we know

Fifty-year-old Diana Davison has not had a period for more than a year. So when she started experiencing bleeding 12 hours after her first COVID-19 vaccine she was shocked. “I … Read More

Quebec adjusts vaccination rollout as fewer Pfizer vaccines are available in early July

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 17, 2021 8:33 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ New projections showing a … Read More

Quebec’s health minister apologizes for ‘communication error’ regarding AstraZeneca 2nd shots

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 17, 2021 8:33 am     Updated June 17, 2021 11:51 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Quebec adjusts COVID-19 vaccination rollout as fewer Pfizer vaccines are available in early July

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 17, 2021 8:33 am     Updated June 17, 2021 8:43 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase … 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 received Pfizer COVID-19 doses earlier than planned, but paid premium

Canada paid a premium to get more than 250,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine delivered last December, weeks earlier than planned. The detail is contained in heavily redacted contracts … Read More

Pfizer to study COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12

Pfizer Inc said on Tuesday it will start a large study to test its COVID-19 vaccine in children below 12 and selected a dosing regime for the trial. The study … Read More

Heart inflammation risk in teens after Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine being investigated

Health authorities are trying to determine whether heart inflammation that can occur along with many types of infections could also be a rare side effect in teens and young adults after the … 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

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

BioNTech vaccine should be up to 75% effective against India COVID-19 variant: CEO

BioNTech SE said on Thursday the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer should be roughly as effective against the new coronavirus variant first detected in India as it has been … 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

Brazil ignored Pfizer’s offers of COVID-19 vaccine for months last year, company says

Pfizer repeatedly offered to sell its COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil’s Health Ministry between August and November last year, but got no answer from the government, Pfizer’s chief executive for Latin … Read More

U.S. FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12 to 15

COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer’s shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle … Read More

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine effective at preventing severe outcomes from 2 variants: studies

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine was found to be extremely effective at preventing severe outcomes — like hospitalization and death — caused by more transmissible or vaccine-resistant variants, according to two recently-published … Read More

U.S. FDA expected to approve Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 to 15 by next week

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for young adults age 12 and older by next week, according to a federal official and … Read More

Canada set to receive 1 million more Moderna doses in May as Ontario marks 8K deaths

Ontario marked a grim COVID-19 milestone Thursday as its virus-related death toll passed 8,000 and provincial health leaders sped up plans that could get more Canadians vaccinated in the coming … 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

Israel examining cases of heart inflammation in people who received Pfizer COVID-19 shot

Israel‘s Health Ministry said on Sunday it is examining a small number of cases of heart inflammation in people who had received Pfizer‘s COVID-19 vaccine, though it has not yet drawn any conclusions. Pfizer said it has not observed a higher rate of the … 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

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