AstraZeneca

Canada could donate excess AstraZeneca doses to other countries, Anand suggests

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says conversations are happening right now about what to do with millions more doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine set to arrive over the coming months. Those arrivals are set to come as several provinces have paused the use of the vaccine over extremely rare …

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A look at what we know about VITT, the rare blood clotting disorder

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

A new blood-clotting syndrome seen in a small minority of COVID-19 vaccine recipients continues to draw significant attention, but experts maintain the event is exceedingly rare — and treatable, in most cases. Vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia, or VITT, has been identified in at least 18 Oxford-AstraZeneca recipients in Canada, with …

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COMMENTARY: Canadians deserve more inspiring, less tepid federal messaging on vaccines, restrictions

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Yesterday’s announcement of an accelerated shipment of 4.5 million vaccines arriving in Canada this coming week was indeed welcome news. Perhaps federal officials should have just left it at that. Getting more vaccines here more quickly will certainly help accelerate the rollout and hopefully get us on the path …

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2nd person in B.C. diagnosed with rare blood clot disorder following AstraZeneca vaccine

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Another person in B.C. has been diagnosed with a rare blood clot disorder following a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. The man in his 40s is currently recovering in hospital in the Fraser Health region, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said Thursday. This is now the second case of …

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Getting AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine was the right choice, Guelph’s public health unit says

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The public health unit for the city of Guelph says those who received an Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine made the right choice. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health released that reassuring message in a statement on Thursday, days after the province announced it was pausing the use of the vaccine. Read more: Ontario …

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New Brunswick to hold COVID-19 update as questions swirl around AstraZeneca

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

New Brunswick will be providing an update on the COVID-19 situation in the province on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The briefing will include Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy and Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. Read more: N.B. COVID-19 cabinet committee meets Wednesday with …

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Montreal walk-in vaccinations available to those 25 and over

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

As of 6 a.m. Thursday, people lined up at the Palais des Congres de Montreal to take advantage of the walk-in vaccination offer against COVID-19. The regional health authority announced Wednesday in a press release that starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, walk-in vaccinations would be available to all those …

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Mixing COVID-19 vaccines appears safe — but no data on whether it works, U.K. study says

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

New preliminary data suggests that mixing Pfizer-BioNtech and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines is safe, but it’s still too soon to tell whether combining doses will provide protection against the virus. The early results from a University of Oxford study found that mixing the two vaccines may increase the frequency of …

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COVID-19: London, Ont., region pivots from AstraZeneca to Moderna vaccines

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Middlesex-London Health Unit‘s medical officer of health is reassuring the public that if they chose to receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, they “made the right choice.” Dr. Chris Mackie’s comments come a day after the province announced it was pausing the its use due to safety- and supply-related …

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COVID-19: Mixed messaging around AstraZeneca vaccine highlights public distrust, uncertainty

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Mixed messaging around the AstraZeneca vaccine is leaving people in Saskatchewan with more questions than answers amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. For those who have already gotten their first shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine, it’s unclear what to do next. Do you mix vaccines or stick with the same …

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