Quebec warns against fake COVID-19 vaccine passport apps in circulation

Quebec officials are warning people to be wary of phone apps designed deliberately to mimic the look of the app used for the province’s COVID-19 vaccine passport. The provincial health … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine inequity now top of mind at United Nations meeting

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will come into sharper focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots step … 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

Quebec reports 837 new COVID-19 cases, 75% of which are inadequately vaccinated

Quebec reported 837 new COVID-19 infections and three more deaths on Saturday. Health officials said that of the new cases, 629 (roughly 75 per cent) are inadequately vaccinated — which … Read More

Quebec reports 821 new COVID-19 cases, 80% of which are inadequately vaccinated

*Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Quebec counted 837 new COVID-19 cases and not 821. Quebec reported 821 new COVID-19 infections and three more deaths … Read More

COVID-19 booster debate in U.S. heads to FDA vaccine advisory committee

The debate over whether Americans should receive a booster dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine moves to a panel of independent expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration … 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

Alberta, Saskatchewan COVID-19 spike a lesson for rest of Canada: experts

For 19 months, provinces across Canada have been coming up with ways to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In and out of waves, each province has handled COVID-19 differently and has … Read More

WHO reports drop in new COVID-19 infections across the world

By Staff The Associated Press Posted September 15, 2021 7:57 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The World Health Organization said … Read More

Unclear whether U.K.’s booster plan will mean new doses every 6 months, chief says

The chair of Britain’s vaccine group said it was unclear whether or not there would be a recurrent programme of COVID-19 vaccine boosters every six months after a plan announced … Read More

COMMENTARY: The U.S. anti-vax movement is contaminating Canada

Well, it has finally happened. News this week of widespread and disruptive anti-vaccine protests at Canadian medical centres means that America’s destructive, self-defeating and totally nonsensical anti-vaccine movement has begun … Read More

September a ‘critical time’ for Canada’s COVID-19 fight, experts say

September is a pivotal month for Canada’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public health and infectious disease experts. Students across the country are returning to school, fully vaccinated … 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

B.C.’s hospitality industry concerned about anger over COVID-19 vaccine cards

A protest against vaccines and vaccine passports took place in Vancouver on Wednesday, although with fewer people in attendance than a rally held last week. Amid the protests, some leaders … Read More

WHO’s EU head backs COVID-19 boosters — but only for the vulnerable

By The Staff The Associated Press Posted August 30, 2021 8:32 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The head of the … Read More

Quebec gym owner facing threats over policy to require clients to show proof of vaccination

Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced Thursday that a vaccine passport plan is in the works for the province, where non-essential services are expected to only be available for vaccinated people. … Read More

Germany, France will give COVID-19 vaccine boosters despite WHO call for pause

Germany and France will go ahead with COVID-19 vaccine boosters from September, disregarding an appeal by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to hold off until more people are vaccinated across … Read More

Canada doesn’t need vaccine boosters yet, but planning for possibility: Tam

Canada isn’t ready to offer COVID-19 booster shots as there’s “not enough data” to support it quite yet, the country’s top doctor said Friday, despite countries like Israel pushing ahead … Read More

COVID-19: Moderna ‘essentially the same’ as Pfizer, Mackie says as clock ticks on thawed doses

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is continuing to urge the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated to get immunized against COVID-19 as it looks to use up thousands of thawed Moderna doses … Read More

Israel considers COVID-19 booster shots for seniors to fend off Delta variant

Israel is considering giving a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to its elderly population even before FDA approval in order to help fend off the Delta coronavirus variant, a health … Read More

Canada to hit 55M COVID-19 vaccine doses by week’s end as shipments roll in

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 12, 2021 7:18 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada is expecting vaccine shipments … Read More

‘Figure of hope’ praised for role in COVID-19 fight after her death

A Quebec woman who was the first person in Canada to receive a COVID-19 vaccine has died. Gisèle Lévesque, 89, died peacefully of natural causes last Monday, surrounded by family, … Read More

COVID-19: B.C. businesses gear up as pandemic restrictions relaxed

The buzz of full restaurants and tills ringing will start to become familiar on Thursday as British Columbia largely returns to the rhythms of pre-pandemic life. While businesses are excited … Read More

‘Miraculous’: Ontario man’s COVID-19 recovery inspires health-care workers

It was just a cough. Or so Jaime Vargas thought, moments before he collapsed in his Scarborough, Ont., driveway in March. It would be months before he learned how close … 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

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines should be 2nd dose after AstraZeneca shot: NACI

Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) updated its guidance, now recommending that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines like Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred second doses for those who took AstraZeneca … Read More

How conspiracy theorists are using a CDC database to spread misinformation and fear

A U.S. early-warning system for detecting vaccine side effects is being weaponized by the global anti-vaccination movement. The Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System (VAERS), run by the Centers for Disease … 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 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

Manitoba launches $2M lottery to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

This story will be updated when the press conference begins and throughout the conference as it runs. Manitoba hopes to spur COVID-19 vaccination through a lottery offering nearly $2 million … Read More

Manitoba launches nearly $2M lottery to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations

This story will be updated when the press conference begins and throughout the conference as it runs. Manitoba hopes to spur COVID-19 vaccination through a lottery offering nearly $2 million … Read More

COVID-19: A Montreal nurse and the ‘amazing’ moment when she vaccinated her own grandson

Many grandparents dream of being able to reunite with family and a return to normal life after months of being kept apart by COVID-19. That holds true for Linda Mestel, … Read More

Wasting COVID-19 vaccines ‘unethical’ expert says as AstraZeneca expiry nears

With thousands of AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses set to expire in the coming months, federal officials on Thursday said that Canadians who want to get it as their second shot, should … Read More

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

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