Russia approves 3rd coronavirus vaccine before late-stage trials begin, PM says

Russia on Saturday approved a third coronavirus vaccine for domestic use, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said on state TV, though large-scale clinical trials of the shot, labeled CoviVac and produced … 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

Can the flu shot and other routine vaccines protect against COVID-19?

Sometimes the tool you need is right there in the toolbox. None of the COVID-19 vaccines has been approved for children yet, but researchers around the world are studying the … Read More

Here’s where Newfoundland and Labrador’s COVID-19 immunization rollout stands

Newfoundland and Labrador continues vaccinating its first priority groups as it battles the largest COVID-19 outbreak the province has seen since the start of the pandemic. The province is currently … Read More

Britain to push for cease-fires in conflict zones to allow for COVID-19 vaccine delivery

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said he will urge the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to adopt a resolution calling for cease-fires in conflict zones to allow the delivery of … Read More

Canada to squeeze extra vaccine dose from Pfizer vials. It’s not as easy as it seems

What may seem like a small change, could make a big impact. Health Canada’s approval to get six doses instead of five from Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine vials has been touted … Read More

People with disabilities request priority for COVID-19 vaccine in N.B.

The New Brunswick Coalition of Person with Disabilities is calling on the province to prioritize people with disabilities in its vaccine rollout schedule. The group’s vice-president, Murielle Pitre, said people … Read More

‘They keep moving the goalposts,’ Rempel-Garner says in criticism of COVID-19 vaccine delays

The federal conservative health critic warned of the impact of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine delays on Saturday, saying there could be huge implications to the country’s public health system because of … Read More

Domestic vaccine-makers want more help from Ottawa: ‘There’s been a real lack of leadership’

In Entos Pharmaceuticals’ Edmonton lab, there’s excitement over how close the company is getting to developing a made-in-Canada COVID-19 vaccine. There’s also dismay. With more federal help, Entos’ CEO John … Read More

Hope, doubt loom as human clinical trials begin on Calgary-made COVID-19 vaccine

Canadian vaccine developers are excited about starting human trials on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate from a Calgary company — but some think it’s too little, too late. Sixty people are … Read More

Great Canadian Gaming CEO, wife ticketed after allegedly flying to Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Vancouver couple ticketed for disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jumping the COVID-19 vaccine queue have been identified. Rod Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, … Read More

Great Canadian Gaming CEO, wife ticketed after allegedly flying to Yukon to get COVID-10 vaccine

The Vancouver couple ticketed for disobeying isolation requirements and travelling to the Yukon to jumping the COVID-19 vaccine queue have been identified. Rod Baker, 55, and his wife, Ekaterina Baker, … Read More

Coronavirus: Questions swirl around what’s needed to achieve herd immunity

Canadians have been told that herd immunity must be achieved before some semblance of normalcy can return to their lives, but what is not yet known is what is needed … 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

No plans for ‘divisive’ vaccine passports for Canadians, Trudeau says

As shots of the novel coronavirus vaccine continue to roll out across Canada and other parts of the world, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has no plans to … Read More

Nova Scotia vaccine delivery lags behind other provinces, but rollout plan remains on target

Nova Scotia has one of the lowest rates of vaccination per capita in the country and some epidemiologists are questioning why the province is choosing to hold onto thousands of … Read More

Doctors urge high-risk pregnant, breastfeeding women to get access to COVID-19 vaccines

OTTAWA — The head of the Ontario Medical Association says the risk COVID-19 poses to pregnant and breastfeeding women is higher than the risk of taking a vaccine against the … 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

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

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

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

Pregnancy during COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for Canada’s expectant mothers

Canada’s expectant mothers say they are juggling a wider range of challenges than ever in their pandemic pregnancies. “We wanted to have a baby, but at the same time, it’s … Read More

Saskatoon lab receives Health Canada authorization for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

VIDO says it has reached a milestone in developing a coronavirus vaccine. The Saskatoon-based lab at the University of Saskatchewan received the green light from Health Canada to start Phase … Read More

In the fight against COVID-19, wealth plays a significant role

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world paused. Lives came to a standstill, if they weren’t lost altogether, while economies crashed. People were told to protect themselves as … Read More

First COVID-19 vaccines given in New Brunswick

New Brunswick has begun vaccinating health-care workers and long-term care residents against the coronavirus in Miramichi. “We’re really quite excited, people are pumped up, they’re believing it’s a historic day … Read More

COMMENTARY: Should the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory?

The process of vaccinating Canadians against COVID-19 has begun. With the rise in vaccine hesitancy, and many refusing even to wear masks, people are wondering whether COVID-19 vaccination could be … Read More

The EU price list for COVID-19 vaccines was leaked. Will Canada release its prices?

The office of Canada’s minister in charge of procuring its stockpile of the coronavirus vaccine said they won’t yet be sharing the prices they’re paying per dose after reports that … Read More

Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine no longer needs to be frozen during shipping

American biotech firm Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine can now be shipped locally without it needing to be frozen at all. The messenger RNA vaccine from the Massachusetts-based company is … Read More

Asia-Pacific countries won’t see coronavirus vaccinations until mid-2021, WHO says

The World Health Organization said Thursday that countries in the Asia-Pacific region are not guaranteed to have early access to COVID-19 shots and urged them to adopt a long-term approach … Read More

Nova Scotia hopes to immunize 70 per cent of residents, provides rollout plan

Nova Scotia received its first batch of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, in what health officials say is a “milestone” in the province’s pandemic response. The province received 1,950 … Read More

UPS shares ‘1st images’ of coronavirus vaccine en route to Canada

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is one step closer to reaching Canadian soil, according to UPS Canada. On Friday, UPS Canada shared what they said are the first images of Pfizer’s coronavirus … Read More

UPS Canada shares ‘1st images’ of coronavirus vaccine en route to Canada

Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine is one step closer to reaching Canadian soil, according to UPS Canada. On Friday, UPS Canada shared what they said are the first images of Pfizer’s coronavirus … Read More

Freezers that until recently held choice P.E.I. tuna will now store COVID-19 vaccine

The owner of a bluefin tuna exporting company in eastern Prince Edward Island has offered up two freezers to the provincial government as public health officials prepare to vaccinate Islanders … Read More

Sabotage concerns a factor in secrecy around B.C. COVID-19 vaccine sites

British Columbia’s top doctor says the locations where the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered are being kept under wraps due, in part, to concerns about possible sabotage. On Wednesday, the … Read More

Forcing workers to get coronavirus vaccine a legal minefield for employers: experts

Canada’s first coronavirus vaccine could get the green light in a matter of days. For many businesses, a vaccine promises employers a return to some form of normal. Many will … Read More

Your employer can’t force you to get vaccinated, but experts warn of challenges ahead

Canada’s first coronavirus vaccine could get the green light in a matter of days. For many businesses, a vaccine promises employers a return to some form of normal. Many will … 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

Here’s a look at what provinces, territories have said about coronavirus vaccine rollout

The federal government is laying plans for the procurement and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. The approval of a vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech is said to be imminent. The second … Read More

Nova Scotia expects to start COVID-19 vaccinations for high-risk groups in January

While the batches will be small, Nova Scotia’s health officials have confirmed that doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive this month. The province said select public immunization should … 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

Canada in talks with coronavirus vaccine makers ‘every day’ as approvals near: Anand

Canada is in talks “every day” with various coronavirus vaccine suppliers in order to negotiate earlier delivery dates, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand said on Tuesday. Speaking … Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario premier pushes for clear delivery date for COVID-19 vaccines

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he wants a clear delivery date for the province’s share of COVID-19 vaccines, stressing that “the clock is ticking” when it comes to fighting the … Read More

Trudeau unable to answer premiers’ questions on coronavirus vaccine rollout: sources

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was unable to provide more details on how a coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out across the country early next year during a call with Canada’s … Read More

Some coronavirus vaccines claim to be over 90% effective. What does that mean?

In recent weeks, several developers working to create the world’s first viable vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus have shared results from their preliminary and late-stage trials, touting high efficacy … Read More

AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine produces strong immune response in older adults

AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s potential COVID-19 vaccine produced a strong immune response in older adults, data published on Thursday showed, with researchers expecting to release late-stage trial results by Christmas. … Read More

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