COVID-19 Vaccine

Ontario premier pleads with incoming Biden administration for COVID-19 vaccine help

Ontario premier pleads with incoming Biden administration for COVID-19 vaccine help

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has issued a plea to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden for help in obtaining more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines amid a shortage of doses in Canada. Ford made the comments during a press conference on Tuesday after the federal government announced that Canada will be receiving zero …

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Vaccine rollout blues: Germany’s Merkel complained about comparisons to Canada, Trudeau says – National

Vaccine rollout blues: Germany’s Merkel complained about comparisons to Canada, Trudeau says - National

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she’s being criticized by the German media because Canada’s doing better with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Speaking to the media Tuesday, Trudeau was asked about “reports” that the Pfizer vaccine has less of a delay in some European …

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Ontario outlines how Pfizer vaccine delivery delay will affect its COVID-19 immunization plan

Ontario outlines how Pfizer vaccine delivery delay will affect its COVID-19 immunization plan

The Ontario government has released further details on how the delay in the delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will affect the province’s immunization plan. In documents released Tuesday, officials said the known delivery reductions to Ontario are “substantial” and vary week to week. Read more: Canada will receive …

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Canada will receive zero Pfizer vaccine deliveries during last week of January – National

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The man in charge of Canada’s coronavirus vaccine rollout logistics has confirmed that the country will not receive any Pfizer vaccine doses during the week of January 25, due to delivery delays that have hit countries around the world. “We are now seeing that our entire expected shipment is …

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COMMENTARY: Coronavirus vaccines and the mismatch between Canada’s expectations and reality – National

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Now that Canadians are getting used to the idea that effective vaccines to fight COVID-19 are a reality, we move on to answering the next big question: when can we expect to receive them? And there’s an emerging mismatch between what Canadians are expecting and what our federal and …

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Coronavirus: Hamilton, Niagara change vaccine rollout plans amid Pfizer delivery delays – Hamilton

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A number of municipalities across Southern Ontario are changing or expected to change their COVID-19 vaccination rollout plans amid direction from the province over the weekend to limit distribution to just residents, staff and essential caregivers in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes. The action comes as word …

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Canada adds over 6K new coronavirus cases as Tam warns of ‘continuing resurgence’ – National

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Another 6,453 new cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported across Canada on Monday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 715,072. Health officials also confirmed another 92 people have died after testing positive for COVID-19, bringing the total death toll to 18,120. However, since …

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First Moderna COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Guelph area

First Moderna COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Guelph area

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has announced a shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine has arrived and is being sent to long-term care and retirement homes in the region. A spokesperson said 3,700 doses arrived on Friday and will be administered to residents and patients of care facilities. Read more: Moderna …

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How well has Canada fought the COVID-19 pandemic? 3 experts weigh in – National

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As new cases of COVID-19 surge across Canada, the federal government and the provinces have been imposing stricter measures to try to limit the illness’s spread. The Canadian Press interviewed three leading Canadian experts in disease control and epidemiology, asking their thoughts on Canada’s handling of the pandemic, the …

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India launches world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive – National

Health workers participate in a COVID-19 vaccine delivery system trial in Hyderabad, India, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021.  (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway. India is home to the world’s largest vaccine makers and has one of the biggest immunization programs. But there is …

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