Health & Wellness

Canada Negotiating to Purchase COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots for 2022

Canada’s procurement minister says she is negotiating new vaccine contracts to nail down supplies of vaccine booster shots if they’re needed next year. “We are actively planning for 2022,” Anita...

Ontario Considering Stricter Measures as Models Predicting Up to 18,000 COVID-19 Cases Per Day by May

In response to record high COVID-19 cases in Ontario, Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet is actively considering a variety of stricter measures as COVID-19 modelling shows the province could see up to 18,000...

Health Canada Says AstraZeneeca Vaccine Still Safe Despite Being Associated With 1 Case of Blood Clots

Health Canada confirmed the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca on Wednesday, despite new evidence suggesting a "stronger link" with blood clots. Dr. Supriya Sharma, the agency’s chief medical...

Canada Closely Monitoring U.S Pause of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Over Rare Blood Clots

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration are recommending that the United States pause the use of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine over six reported...

What you need to know about the “sunshine” vitamin.

What is vitamin D? Vitamin D is a nutrient that plays many important roles in the human body. There...

How Canada responds to COVID-19’s challenges for foreigners entering Canada

The Canadian border has been closed for a year to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and it is unknown when it will...

Canada Spring COVID-19 Immunization Timeline

As of March, Public Health Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination program included Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, and most recently the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines. The...

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in the Greater Toronto Area – If You Qualify

In areas in Toronto and the Peel region most severely affected by the third wave of the pandemic, anyone 18 years of age and older is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Canada Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccines from Global Vaccine Initiative

Major General Dany Fortin, the military commander leading Canada's national vaccine distribution effort, told a technical briefing on the vaccine rollout today that about 317,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine procured through...

Canadian Doctor Awarded for Advancing Treatment for Diabetes

A Canadian doctor has been awarded for his decades-long research on gut hormones that have advanced the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, obesity and intestinal disorders. Dr. Daniel Drucker, a...

Canada Could Give 75% of Adults First Dose of Vaccines by Mid-June Says NACI

The National Immunization Advisory Committee (NACI) said Canada could give the first dose of vaccine to 75% of the adult population by mid-June if the provinces extend the two doses up to 4...

Ontario’s Stay-At-Home Order in Effect As COVID-19 Cases Surges Amid Third Wave

Ontario has declared its third statewide emergency as the number of COVID-19 cases spikes, issuing a home order effective from 12:01 am on Thursday and will last for four weeks.

Pfizer Research Suggests COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe and Protective in Adolescents

Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to...

Canada Investing Millions of Dollars in Future Sanofi Plant to Produce Made-in-Canada Vaccines

The Canadian government is making moves to strengthen Canada’s vaccine manufacturing capacity — but it won’t happen anytime soon. The Federal Government announced on Wednesday a $415 million grant, which...

Pfizer Agreed to Deliver 5 Million Vaccine Doses in June; Johnson & Johnson Doses Expected to Arrive in April

Canadians should be able to receive their vaccinations against COVID-19 sooner now that deliveries of vaccine doses ordered by the federal government are speeding up. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told...

Research Shows COVID-19 Vaccine May Require Regular Updates Until Infections Die Down

Just like flu vaccines, which are tailored each year to fight viruses as they change and mutate, the COVID-19 vaccine may need the same changes until infection rates drop, a recent study found.

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