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Trudeau and Merkel discuss problems with global vaccination efforts

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his German counterpart, Chancellor Angela Merkel, discussed on Monday efforts to secure equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics and treatments, as the UN health body warned that “the world is on the brink of »

Health, Politics, Society

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 »

International, Politics

Trudeau and Macron discuss COVID-19 vaccine rollout challenges

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed on Wednesday the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccinations efforts in Canada and France as both countries face a surge in coronavirus infections. Both Canada and France have authorized »

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 »

Health

Is Canada running out of COVID vaccine already?

The answer to that question is, it depends who you ask, the federal government, or some provincial Premiers. On a per capita basis, Canada has contracted for more doses of COVID-19 vaccines than any other country, in fact some 200 »

Health, International

Ebola vaccines stockpiled in case of outbreaks

While world attention focuses on COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) is preparing for possible future outbreaks of another frightening disease–Ebola. WHO and humanitarian partners will establish a global stockpile of vaccines to protect against this severe and often fatal »

International, Sports

Canada’s Olympic athletes say they’ll wait their turn for vaccine

Just a few days after a prominent IOC official said Olympic athletes should get priority for vaccination against COVID, the athletes themselves have spoken up with a different view. Canadian Dick Pound said that to ensure the Tokyo Olympics can »

Health

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 »

Health

At-risk pregnant women should have access to vaccine, say doctors

Obstetricians and gynecologists in Canada are asking health authorities to immediately give access to COVID-19 vaccination to at-risk pregnant and lactating people. Currently, most provinces and territories responsible for administering vaccines are prioritizing seniors living in residences and the health »

Health, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

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 »