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Alberta will run out COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Jason Kenney says

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says the Western Canadian province is on the verge of running out of the COVID-19 vaccine because of the “unexpected supply disruption” announced by the federal government. “By the end of today or early tomorrow, Albertans »

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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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Canada’s largest ever immunization plan to start in December

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that pending approval by the health department, the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines could be rolled out as early as the week of December 14, 2020. This comes as the numbers of infections and »

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Pfizer has enough data to request emergency use of vaccine

The pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech are now announcing new test results that show their vaccine against COVID-19 is 95 per cent effective and they will to go to U.S. authorities to ask for emergency approval for use. The U.S. »

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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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COVID: potential new vaccine brings hope, but reports of drawbacks?

The pharma giant Pfizer made a huge announcement this week in which the world breathed a collective sigh of relief and hope. Pfizer and partner BioNTech announced on Monday that their vaccine was shown to be 90 per cent effective »

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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 »