COVID-19: Saskatchewan lays out ‘roadmap’ in reopening from pandemic

Saskatchewan laid out its three-step ReOpening Roadmap to gradually lift restrictions in the province as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19. Premier Scott Moe said Tuesday the three steps provide … Read More

Canada is holding back its 1-shot J&J COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s what you need to know

Quality concerns over Canada’s batch of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have prompted the nation’s health agency to withhold the shot’s rollout just days before deployment to the nation’s hardest-hit … Read More

Quebec reports 3rd case of blood clot linked to AstraZeneca vaccine out of 500,000 doses administered

Quebec health officials reported a third case of a rare blood clot linked to Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday. The Health Department said the unidentified person remains hospitalized but is in … Read More

COVID-19: Second vaccine dose delays leave many cancer patients unprotected, say advocates

This week, patients and advocates mounted a national campaign to prioritize people with cancer by adhering to the manufacturer’s schedule. In the case of Pfizer, that’s a three-week delay, while … Read More

Single COVID-19 vaccine dose cuts household transmission by half, U.K. data shows

COVID-19 vaccines deployed in England can cut transmission of the coronavirus in households by up to a half, data from Public Health England (PHE) showed on Wednesday, in addition to … Read More

Quebec announces first death due to blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccine

Quebec has announced its first death linked to a blood clot after a woman received Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. Health officials said on Tuesday that the victim was a 54-year-old woman … Read More

Quebec reports first death due to blood clot after AstraZeneca vaccine

Quebec has announced its first death linked to a blood clot after a woman in her 50s received Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. Health officials said on Tuesday that the victim was … Read More

What you can and can’t do once you’ve received your 1st COVID-19 vaccine dose

To date, more than 10.3 million people in Canada have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose. With roughly 25 per cent of the Canadian population now vaccinated against the … 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

More than 85% of Atlantic Canadians plan to get COVID-19 vaccination: survey

The majority of Atlantic Canadians are likely to get vaccinated for COVID-19 , according to a new survey. Halifax-based Narrative Research released its findings Wednesday. Read more: Canada hits vaccination milestone: … Read More

Most Canadians say type of COVID-19 vaccine instrumental in whether or not they get it: poll

With COVID-19 vaccinations ramping up across provinces and territories, a new poll suggests that despite Canadians’ overall confidence in the rollout, many are expressing concern over the type of vaccine … Read More

Some U.S. areas stop using J&J COVID-19 vaccine after ‘adverse reaction’ reports

Following the shutdown of a mass vaccination site in Colorado after 11 people reported “adverse reactions” to the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 jab, a county in North Carolina also paused … Read More

Why rare blood clots could be a side effect of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

The European Medicines Agency has ruled a link is “possible” between the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and rare but serious blood clots. Now the EU drug regulator says the disorder should … Read More

U.K. finds 30 cases of blood clots after use of AstraZeneca vaccine

By Peter Henderson and Julie Steenhuysen Reuters Posted April 1, 2021 9:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ British regulators on … Read More

Over 5M Canadians given at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose as rollout picks up steam

Canada hit a new daily record and passed a new milestone for COVID-19 vaccinations this week but will need to up its game to get a single dose to every … Read More

Concerns around AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, but many still want it

Spend an hour outside an east Toronto pharmacy with a television camera and a question about a controversial COVID-19 vaccine, and people will let you know exactly how they feel. … Read More

Halt on AstraZeneca use doesn’t mean vaccine is unsafe, Nova Scotia’s top doctor says

Nova Scotia’s top doctor says the halt on the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on younger people doesn’t mean the vaccine is unsafe, and the province is waiting on more … Read More

U.K. won’t share surplus COVID-19 vaccines until all adults are inoculated: minister

Britain will focus on vaccinating the whole of its adult population for COVID-19 before it can to provide any surplus shots to other countries such as its close neighbor Ireland, … Read More

Over a dozen U.S. states to open up vaccines to all adults amid new COVID-19 surge

More than a dozen states will open vaccine eligibility to all adults this week in a major expansion of COVID-19 shots for tens of millions of Americans amid a worrisome … Read More

P.E.I. suspends use of AstraZeneca vaccine among young

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 29, 2021 11:28 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Prince Edward Island has … Read More

Religion a source of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, according to USask researcher

COVID-19 vaccines can end the pandemic but they’re also causing a crisis of faith. “I have to read about vaccines every day because it’s the number one question that we … 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

Why is COVID-19 hitting more young people? Doctor answers your coronavirus questions

Canada is in the midst of finalizing a deal with the U.S. that could send 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine our way.  Infectious disease expert Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti … Read More

COVID-19: Retired health-care workers answer call to help on front lines

As COVID-19 vaccine supply ramps up across Canada, the number of vaccination clinics is growing. “It’s our way of getting our lives back. It is so important that we get … Read More

Vaccines offer ‘glimmer of hope’ to Quebec care homes, but life slow to return to normal

Denise Laurin smiles and rocks her arms in a cradling motion as she describes becoming a great-grandmother for the first time in February. “I’d love to take the little one … Read More

Trump urges supporters to get coronavirus vaccine, but adds ‘we have our freedoms’

Former U.S. president Donald Trump on Tuesday publicly urged his supporters to get vaccinated against COVID-19 — even those who “don’t want to get it.” Yet in the same phone … Read More

NACI reverses course, says AstraZeneca vaccine can be used on seniors in Canada

In a reversal of its own guidance issued earlier this month, Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is now recommending AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine be used on people aged 65 … Read More

Will coronavirus variants lead to a third wave? Doctor answers top COVID-19 questions

Concerns about coronavirus variants are rising as vaccines continue to roll out across Canada. Infectious diseases physician Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti recently joined The Morning Show to discuss current COVID-19 news.  … Read More

Health officials prepare COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Woodstock, St. Thomas

Starting next week, residents under the jurisdiction of Southwestern Public Health (SWPH) will no longer have to travel to London, Ont., to visit a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. On Thursday, SWPH … Read More

Former U.S. presidents to urge Americans to get coronavirus vaccine in new ads

Former U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will star in two new public service announcements (PSA) for the coronavirus vaccine alongside former First Ladies … Read More

‘There is a lot of mistrust’: Researchers look at vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous Canadians

As Canada expands its vaccination program, a number of Indigenous people are still reluctant to get the COVID-19 shot — and for good reason. A new paper published in the … Read More

Experts say lower vaccine efficacy shouldn’t be deterrent

Health experts are concerned the general public may be focusing on the wrong figures when analyzing the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. And they worry that will lead to unnecessary hesitancy … Read More

Florida officials accused of prioritizing wealthy seniors for coronavirus vaccines

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and state health officials came under deeper scrutiny amid revelations that seniors in a wealthy enclave in Key Largo received hundreds of life-saving coronavirus vaccinations as … Read More

So you got a COVID-19 shot. Now what can you do?

More than a 1.4 million Canadians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and many are wondering what’s safe for them now. Can they hug their grandkids? … Read More

Before rolling out vaccines to Black Canadian communities, advocates call on governments to rebuild trust

Patrick Shaw knows leading by example in his northwest Toronto community can mean the difference between life and death. “One of the first things is when I told people to … Read More

Twitter crackdown on COVID-19 vaccine misinformation will see repeat offenders removed

By Staff The Associated Press Posted March 1, 2021 10:49 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Twitter says it has begun labeling … Read More

Canada approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

Canada approved Oxford–AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine on Friday, making it the third shot officially authorized in the country. The approval by Health Canada follows that of Pfizer and Moderna, both of … Read More

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