Coronavirus Vaccine

U.K. undecided over Pfizer’s offer to fast-track COVID-19 jabs for Olympians

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

LONDON (AP) — The British government is still deciding whether to accept an offer from Pfizer to fast-track Olympic and Paralympic athletes for COVID-19 vaccines. Jabs are only being given to Britons aged 38 or older — though this will be extended to those over 35 from next week …

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COVID-19: Priority populations can begin booking second doses Monday in Saskatchewan

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

Starting Monday, anyone over 85, along with those who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. before Feb. 15 will be eligible to book their second dose in Saskatchewan. People being treated for cancer, are bone marrow transplant recipients or who have blood cancer diagnosed within the last …

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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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Brazil ignored Pfizer’s offers of COVID-19 vaccine for months last year, company says

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

Pfizer repeatedly offered to sell its COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil’s Health Ministry between August and November last year, but got no answer from the government, Pfizer’s chief executive for Latin America told lawmakers on Thursday. A Senate commission is investigating whether President Jair Bolsonaro’s government mishandled the pandemic by …

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Will you need a yearly COVID-19 booster shot? Some scientists aren’t so sure

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

COVID-19 vaccine developers are making ever bolder assertions that the world will need yearly booster shots, or new vaccines to tackle concerning coronavirus variants, but some scientists question when, or whether, such shots will be needed. In interviews with Reuters, more than a dozen influential infectious disease and vaccine …

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From free beer to $1 million: What U.S. states are offering for COVID-19 vaccinations

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

Political leaders in the United States are resorting to desperate measures to convince more Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. U.S. President Joe Biden is aiming to have enough of the population vaccinated for the country to begin returning to normal by July 4. Yet the nation overall is …

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Middlesex-London region to see 4th COVID-19 vaccine clinic open by end of month

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

As more people become eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the Middlesex London Health Unit has announced the opening of the region’s fourth vaccine clinic. The new clinic will be located at the Earl Nichols Recreation Centre at 799 Homeview Rd. in London. The clinic is slated to open …

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Ontarians with at-risk conditions eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

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

TORONTO — People with at-risk conditions in Ontario will be eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment starting today. The province says that includes people with dementia, diabetes and sickle cell disease. Another group of people who cannot work from home including grocery store, restaurant and transportation workers will …

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Novavax delays timeline for approval, production of COVID-19 vaccine to late 2021

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

Novavax on Monday again delayed its timeline for ramping up COVID-19 vaccine production and said it does not expect to seek regulatory authorization for the shot in the United States, Britain and Europe until the third quarter of 2021, sending its shares tumbling. The Maryland-based company has repeatedly pushed …

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COVID-19: 147 new cases, 266 recoveries reported in Saskatchewan

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

Recoveries outpaced new COVID-19 cases as Saskatchewan released the latest numbers in the province on Monday. Health officials reported 147 new cases, raising the overall total in Saskatchewan since the start of the pandemic to 43,288. The majority of the new cases are in Saskatoon (43) and Regina (35). …

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