Coronavirus Vaccine

Feds warn of more possible disruptions to Moderna COVID-19 vaccine deliveries in Feb – National

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The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is warning the provinces and territories that the country could see further disruptions to its deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna this month, according to a document obtained by Global News. Last week, PHAC announced American pharmaceutical giant Moderna would only be shipping approximately 78 per cent of …

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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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‘Imperative’ COVID-19 vaccines prioritized for homeless, shelter staff: advocates – National

‘Imperative’ COVID-19 vaccines prioritized for homeless, shelter staff: advocates - National

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 sees 2,828 new coronavirus cases as feds ink deal to produce vaccines at home – National

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Canada added 2,828 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, pushing the total number of infections in the country to 786,421. Health officials across the country also said another 81 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19, meaning to date, the virus has claimed 20,213 lives in …

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COMMENTARY: Could Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine supply be key to an early election call?

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Canada may be going through the darkest days of the pandemic, but in the backrooms of the federal Liberal Party, a sliver of light slices through the gloom. The latest opinion polls show resilient support for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his governing Liberals. Despite the country’s difficulties, the …

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Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics begin administering second doses – Hamilton

Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics begin administering second doses - Hamilton

Hamilton’s COVID-19 vaccine program, slowed by a retooling of Pfizer’s European manufacturing facilities, is expected to start booking appointments for those needing a second dose from the city’s fixed clinic in about a week. The city’s medical officer health says the Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) clinic, on pause since last …

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Russia’s coronavirus vaccine is 91.6% effective, clinical trial results suggest – National

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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine was 91.6% effective in preventing people from developing COVID-19, according to peer-reviewed results from its late-stage clinical trial published in The Lancent international medical journal on Tuesday. Scientists said the Phase III trial results meant the world had another effective weapon to fight the deadly …

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Will these new travel restrictions work? Doctor answers our COVID-19 questions – National

Will these new travel restrictions work? Doctor answers our COVID-19 questions - National

Last week, the Government of Canada announced new travel restrictions in the hope of limiting the spread of COVID-19. Mandatory airport testing will be implemented in Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto — with Toronto’s testing now underway. These four cities will be the only locations in Canada funnelling international …

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EU promises to spare Canada from vaccine export controls have only been verbal: minister – National

EU promises to spare Canada from vaccine export controls have only been verbal: minister - National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 1, 2021 1:34 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ International Trade Minister Mary Ng says European leaders have given multiple promises that new export …

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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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