Canada Vaccine

Advocates push for priority COVID-19 vaccines for homeless, shelter staff

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Advocates say homeless people should get priority to COVID-19 vaccines given how at risk they are to the virus and how much more likely they are to get severely ill if infected. “We as a society set the moral tone by who we provide supports for and who we …

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Canada could get 1.1M more vaccine doses by March through COVAX sharing program – National

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Canada could get more than one million additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March through a global vaccine sharing initiative known as COVAX. But as with most things COVID-19, vaccine-related deliveries are mired in the uncertainty of regulatory reviews and potential production delays. The COVAX Facility, …

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Oxford-AstraZeneca didn’t tell vaccine trial volunteers about dosing mishap – National

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About 1,500 of the initial volunteers in a late-stage clinical trial of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were given the wrong dose, but weren’t informed that a mistake had been made after the blunder was discovered, documents obtained by Reuters show. Instead, the dosing mishap was presented to the trial …

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Canada’s vaccine rollout faces criticism as country enters 11th month of pandemic life – National

Canada’s vaccine rollout faces criticism as country enters 11th month of pandemic life - National

Canada’s national vaccine rollout seems poised to dominate COVID-19 discussions in the coming week as Canada enters the 11th month of life during a global pandemic. The federal government, which is overseeing the nationwide effort, has been facing strong criticism as it struggles to ensure there are enough immunization …

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Health Canada to decide on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in ‘coming days’ – National

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On the heels of approval by European regulators, Health Canada said it expects a decision on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine “in the coming days.” Read more: Travellers to pay ‘more than $2K’ for new mandatory COVID-19 hotel quarantine, Trudeau says Health Canada has been reviewing AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s vaccine …

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European regulator approves AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for adults – National

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Regulators authorized AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for use in adults throughout the European Union on Friday, amid criticism the bloc is not moving fast enough to vaccinate its population. The European Medicines Agency licensed the vaccine to be used in people 18 and over, though concerns had been raised this …

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Pfizer vaccine label changes could force Canada into global syringe race – National

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Pfizer and BioNTech will cut back on how many vials of COVID-19 vaccine they send Canada this year if the federal health regulator agrees to change the vaccine label to say every vial contains six doses instead of five. Medical professionals in the United States were first to discover …

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Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose coronavirus shot appears less effective than others – National

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Johnson & Johnson on Friday said its single-dose vaccine was 72% effective in preventing COVID-19 in the United States but a lower rate of 66% was observed globally in the large trial conducted across three continents and against multiple variants. In the trial of nearly 44,000 volunteers, the level …

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How can we get more vaccines faster? Experts say ‘it’s just not that easy’ – National

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With demand for COVID-19 vaccines outpacing the world’s supplies, a frustrated public and policymakers want to know: How can we get more? A lot more. Right away. The problem: “It’s not like adding more water to the soup,” said vaccine specialist Maria Elena Bottazzi of Baylor College of Medicine. …

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Belgium sends inspectors to AstraZeneca factory amid delivery dispute with EU – National

Belgium sends inspectors to AstraZeneca factory amid delivery dispute with EU - National

Belgian health authorities announced Thursday they have inspected a pharmaceutical factory in Belgium to find out whether expected delays in the deliveries of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine are due to production issues. The European Commission had asked the Belgian government to inspect the factory amid a heated public dispute between …

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