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Trudeau seeks to reassure Canadians on vaccination efforts

Despite hitting a snag in Pfizer-BioTech vaccine deliveries to Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians on Tuesday that the overall vaccination strategy is still on track and that every Canadian willing to take the vaccine will be »

Health, Society

Federal government secures another 20M COVID-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer

Canada has reached an agreement to purchase another 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said. Speaking at his daily press conference in Ottawa, Trudeau said the agreements signed by the federal government with vaccine »

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First Nations in Manitoba to receive initial shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

First Nations in Manitoba will receive the first shipment of the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 according to a statement from Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. Starting on Thursday, Manitoba will be sending 5,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine to support the »

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Moderna vaccine approved, will reach remote communities

Canada’s health department has approved the Moderna vaccine to protect against COVID-19. This is of particular importance because the vaccine’s storage and handling requirements mean it can be distributed to Canada’s many remote and isolated communities.  Up to 168,000 doses »

Economy, Health, International, Society

Health Canada approves the Pfizer vaccine

Canada has become the third country in the world to authorize the use of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, joining the United Kingdom and Bahrain. In a giant step in the lead-up to what Prime Minister Justin Trudeau »

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Positive Moderna vaccine test results could be very good news for Canadians

A second COVID-19 vaccine developed by a company that has a procurement agreement with Canada is showing promising results in early trials. Moderna announced today that preliminary data from an ongoing study show its vaccine candidate appears to be 94.5 »

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PM calls Pfizer’s Monday vaccine announcement ‘encouraging’

Monday’s announcement by U.S.-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech SE, that early data suggests their COVID-19 vaccine seems safe and effective could be very good news for Canadians. Pfizer is one of seven drug companies Ottawa has signed »

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Ottawa secures up to 114 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines

Canada’s federal government said Monday it had signed agreements with two U.S. drug companies to secure up to 114 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines under development. Deals are now in place for Canada to get access to vaccines being »

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Tam says Canada won’t ‘cut corners’ to develop COVID vaccine

Canada’s chief public health officer says she won’t cut corners to get a vaccine candidate for COVID-19 approved. Dr. Theresa Tam made the comment at a media briefing in Ottawa on Tuesday following an announcment earlier in the day by »

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Canadian government enters agreement to procure COVID-19 vaccines

The Canadian government has entered agreements with Pfizer and Moderna to secure millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, according to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand. Pfizer will supply its BNT162 mRNA-based vaccine candidate, and Moderna »