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

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

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

Pfizer requests U.S. emergency use for its COVID-19 vaccine in kids aged 12-15

Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said on Friday they have requested the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged … Read More

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine protects kids aged 12-15 in trial

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Wednesday their COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective and produced robust antibody responses in 12-to 15-year olds, paving the way for them to seek … Read More

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in protecting kids aged 12-15 in trial

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Wednesday their COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective and produced robust antibody responses in 12- to 15-year olds, paving the way for them to … Read More

Canada confirms delayed Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses will arrive next week

Canada is scheduled to receive 3.2 million doses of three approved COVID-19 vaccines next week, the federal procurement minister confirmed Thursday — including a shipment of Moderna doses that was … Read More

Trudeau, EU leader talk vaccines but no assurance Canada exempt from export controls

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen reaffirmed their cooperation in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to both Canada and Europe during a … Read More

Hong Kong halts use of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine due to defective packaging

Hong Kong suspended use of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Wednesday after its Chinese distributor informed the city that one batch had defective bottle lids. The city’s government said the suspension … Read More

Britain’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout hit by supply crunch in India

Britain will have to slow its COVID-19 vaccine rollout next month due to a supply crunch caused by a delay in a shipment of millions of AstraZeneca shots from India and the need to … Read More

Pfizer CFO hints at raising COVID-19 vaccine price, but company says ‘too early’ to tell

A high-ranking Pfizer official touted “significant opportunity” for the pharmaceutical giant to increase the price of its COVID-19 vaccine once the spread of the virus shifts from pandemic to endemic, but … Read More

Can COVID-19 vaccines reduce transmission? Here’s what we know so far

If you have received the coveted coronavirus vaccine shot, there is both good and bad news. While there is a high probability you will not get sick with COVID-19, there … Read More

Fauci says 3 approved COVID-19 vaccines ‘really quite good,’ urges public to accept shots

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said on Sunday he would take the newly approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, as he encouraged Americans to accept any … Read More

‘Very complex’: Coronavirus vaccines are a marvel of science, supply chains

A single dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine is barely enough to cover the average pinky nail but is made up of more than 280 components and requires at least three … Read More

What are the differences between Canada’s approved COVID-19 vaccines? Here’s what we know

Now that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use in Canada, three different jabs are on the menu for Canadians hoping to protect themselves against the coronavirus. However, while … Read More

A 3rd dose of Pfizer? Company testing booster of COVID-19 vaccine in new trial

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said on Thursday they are testing a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine to better understand the immune response against new variants of the virus. … Read More

Anxiety builds as details of B.C.’s mass vaccination plan for people over 80 delayed

The B.C. government is waiting to receive more vaccines from the federal government before unveiling a COVID-19 immunization distribution plan for those 80 years of age and older. Provincial health … Read More

U.S. storm delays Canada’s Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine shipment by 1 day

Canada’s shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be delayed by one day due to the winter storm wreaking havoc in the United States, the company has confirmed. In an … Read More

Japan’s coronavirus vaccine roll-out hampered by shortage of necessary syringes

Fears are growing in Japan, where an inoculation drive against COVID-19 will begin on Wednesday, that millions of doses of Pfizer vaccine could be wasted due to a shortage of … Read More

Israel reports 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 cases with Pfizer vaccine: study

Israel‘s largest healthcare provider on Sunday reported a 94 per cent drop in symptomatic COVID-19 infections among 600,000 people who received two doses of the Pfizer’s vaccine in the country’s … Read More

Japan approves its 1st coronavirus vaccine, set to begin inoculations within days

Japan on Sunday formally approved its first COVID-19 vaccine and said it would start nationwide inoculations within days, but months behind the U.S. and many other countries. Japan’s health ministry … Read More

Ottawa still blocking provinces from ordering vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna: Pallister

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said the federal government’s contracts with key coronavirus vaccine suppliers like Pfizer and Moderna forbid those companies from selling in separate deals to provinces. In an … Read More

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