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Feds invest $214M in made-in-Canada vaccines, says Trudeau

The federal government is doubling up on its efforts to finance the creation and production of a Canadian vaccine against the novel coronavirus and will be investing $214 million towards that goal, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Ottawa will »

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Canadian scientists seek to improve organ, vaccine transport

It is of critical importance to keep vaccines and organs for transplant at the correct temperature while they are being transported. For example vaccines such as those currently being developed for COVID-19 must not freeze and after delivery it is »

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Health Canada begins first review of COVID-19 vaccine submission

Health Canada has received its first submission to approve a COVID-19 vaccine developed by pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca in partnership with the University of Oxford, officials announced Friday. The announcement comes a week after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the »

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Covid vaccine may be the answer but many Canadians say they’d wait

Canadians concerned about possible side-effects of a new vaccine A vaccine against the SARS-CoV2 virus is seen by authorities as the desperately needed solution to the current pandemic. However as the world rushes toward development of a such a vaccine »

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COVID-19 vaccine rollout unlikely before fall 2021, experts say

Despite optimistic projections by government officials in the U.S. and Canada, an effective COVID-19 vaccine is not likely to become available for the general public before the fall of 2021, according to a survey of leading North American experts in »

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Canada signs deal to secure 20M additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Canada has signed an agreement with pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to procure up to 20 million doses of its COVID‑19 vaccine candidate being developed at Oxford University, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. The deal with AstraZeneca adds to agreements the »

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‘Twindemic’: Doctors urgent call for help with flu vaccines during COVID-19

As COVID-19 testing continues and numbers of positive cases are on the increase. doctors are urging that people who don’t exhibit symptom don’t line up for tests. At the same time, flu season is arriving with symptoms similar to COVID. »

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Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine deal with China is over

In the midst of a bitter diplomatic dispute with China, Canada made a deal with a Chinese firm to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. The chill between the two countries is over the detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a »

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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 »

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Three-in-five Canadians worry about side-effects of COVID-19 vaccine: poll

With more than two dozen COVID-19 vaccine candidates undergoing various levels of clinical trials around the world, Canadians are debating over who should get vaccinated first, whether vaccination should be mandatory, and whether the vaccine could present possible side effects. »