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

Canada adds 4,679 new COVID-19 cases as Pfizer vaccine deliveries to pause

Canadian health officials reported 4,676 new cases of the novel coronavirus across the country on Tuesday, pushing the total number of infections to 719,748. Tuesday’s new case count was the … Read More

Pfizer delays prompt Quebec to change coronavirus vaccine rollout plan

Quebec is changing its vaccination rollout as the country’s supply of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines is facing temporary delays over the next month. Health Minister Christian Dubé announced the adjustments Tuesday, … Read More

Quebec changes coronavirus vaccine rollout plan amid Pfizer delivery delays

Quebec is changing its vaccination rollout as the country’s supply of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines is facing temporary delays over the next month. Health Minister Christian Dubé announced the adjustments Tuesday, … 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

New York’s Cuomo asks Pfizer to sell coronavirus vaccine doses directly to the state

By Kanishka Singh Reuters Posted January 18, 2021 5:03 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked … 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

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

Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine appears to work against U.K., South Africa variants

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine appeared to work against a key mutation in the highly transmissible new variants of the coronavirus discovered in the UK and South Africa, according to … 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

Maimonides residents to put Quebec government on notice over vaccine delay

A Quebec lawyer representing families and residents of the Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Côte Saint-Luc is hoping the government will reverse course over its COVID-19 vaccination plan. Lawyer Julius Grey … Read More

No evidence coronavirus vaccine will work if second shot comes too late: Pfizer-BioNTech

BioNTech and partner Pfizer warned on Monday that they had no evidence that their jointly developed vaccine will continue to protect against COVID-19 if the booster shot is given later … 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

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

Over 1 million Americans receive coronavirus vaccine as millions more doses sit on ice

Millions of COVID-19 vaccines are sitting unused in U.S. hospitals and elsewhere a week into the massive inoculation campaign, putting the government’s target for 20 million vaccinations this month in … 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

BioNTech CEO says coronavirus vaccine ‘highly likely’ to protect against new strain

German pharmaceutical company BioNTech is confident that its coronavirus vaccine works against the new U.K. variant, but further studies are needed to be completely sure, its chief executive said Tuesday. … Read More

U.S. investigating 5 allergic reactions to Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating around five allergic reactions that happened after people were administered Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE’s COVID-19 vaccine in the United States this … 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

Atlantic Canada still waiting for their first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

FREDERICTON – While Ontario and Quebec begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Monday, the Atlantic provinces will have to wait a bit longer. The four provinces say they are still … Read More

Atlantic Canada still waiting for first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

FREDERICTON – While Ontario and Quebec begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Monday, the Atlantic provinces will have to wait a bit longer. The four provinces say they are still … Read More

Canada begins coronavirus vaccine rollout

A personal support worker from a Toronto long-term care home received one of Canada’s first doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Monday. This comes after Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine officially arrived in … Read More

Canada begins coronavirus vaccine rollout. Here are the provinces’ plans

A personal support worker from a Toronto long-term care home received one of Canada’s first doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine Monday. This comes after Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine officially arrived in … Read More

Singapore approves use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine

Singapore has approved the use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine, and the first shipment will arrive by the end of this month, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Monday. Lee said … Read More

Canada’s 1st COVID-19 vaccinations administered, kicking off massive campaign

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story stated that Canada’s first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in Toronto. However, the first shots were administered in Quebec City and Toronto within … Read More

Canada’s 1st COVID-19 vaccination administered in Toronto

TORONTO — A personal support worker from a Toronto nursing home received Canada’s first COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, kicking off what will be a massive national immunization campaign. Anita Quidangen, a … Read More

Ontario says the province’s 1st COVID-19 vaccination will be administered Monday

TORONTO — Ontario says it will administer the province’s first COVID-19 vaccination today. Premier Doug Ford’s office says a health-care worker will receive the first dose at a hospital in … Read More

Ontario’s 1st COVID-19 vaccination administered in Toronto

TORONTO — Ontario has administered the province’s first COVID-19 vaccination. A personal support worker from a Toronto long-term care home received the first dose at the University Health Network. The … Read More

A look at how many coronavirus vaccines Canada will receive, and when

Shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine are on their way to Canada after receiving approval from Health Canada earlier this week, with doses expected to land within the country’s borders by … Read More

Canada’s 1st shipment of coronavirus vaccine to arrive Sunday evening

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 13, 2020 1:31 pm     Updated December 13, 2020 1:32 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article … Read More

Mexico approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, will receive 250K doses in 1st shipment

The Mexican government’s medical safety commission approved the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine Friday, making Mexico the fourth country to do so. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell said … Read More

U.S. FDA approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, with shipments to be sent next week

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration beat its own timeline and gave the green light to the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine late Friday, according to multiple reports, with shipments expected to … 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

U.S. faces final step in race to give Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine the green light

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine faces one final hurdle as it races to become the first shot greenlighted in the U.S.: a panel of experts who will scrutinize the company’s data for … Read More

Canada approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in ‘critical milestone’

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is officially approved for use in Canada, with health officials hailing the move as a “critical milestone” in the fight to get the pandemic under control. Health … Read More

Canada approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is officially approved for use in Canada. Health Canada has completed its review of the clinical data submitted by Pfizer, and deemed the hotly awaited vaccine safe … Read More

Canada approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, will start administering ‘within days’

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is officially approved for use in Canada, with limited rollout set to begin to priority groups “within days” and vaccination of the general population anticipated to start … Read More

First coronavirus vaccinations delivered in U.K. as historic mass rollout begins

A 90-year-old woman in central England became the first person ever to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine outside clinical trials Tuesday, kicking off a nationwide rollout of inoculations that’s being … Read More

New Brunswick to get up to 1,950 doses of COVID-19 vaccine next week

New Brunswick has confirmed with Global News that it has been allocated up to 1,950 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine next week. In a statement, the province said that it … Read More

Nova Scotia to receive 1,950 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, dry run of distribution this week

Nova Scotia has confirmed to Global News that it will receive 1,950 doses of the first batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine next week. The province says that in order to be prepared … Read More

U.K. to begin mass coronavirus vaccinations: Here’s how it will work

Less than a week after becoming the first Western country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, the United Kingdom is gearing up to start distributing the first doses of Pfizer’s shot … Read More

Britain approves Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for use, 1st in world to do so

Britain became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine candidate Wednesday, with the government announcing the shot will be rolled out across the country beginning … 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

Pfizer says final results show coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective, no safety concerns

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said on Wednesday that its final analysis from it its clinical trial shows its coronavirus vaccine is 95 per cent effective, has no serious side effects and … Read More

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