Moderna hasn’t breached its vaccine contract despite repeated delivery concerns: Anand

Moderna has not violated its contractual obligations with Canada, Procurement Minister Anita Anand says, despite continued setbacks over promised COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to this country."There has not been a breach of contract at this stage, and indeed, strong relationships with...

After false starts and supply glitches, Canada’s immunization campaign makes progress

The nationwide vaccination campaign to immunize adults against COVID-19 is now well underway after a series of false starts and severe supply disruptions.Nearly four months to the day after the first Pfizer shots were given to a small group of health care...

Canadian Medical Association issues ‘urgent’ call for unprecedented measures to fight pandemic

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has issued a plea for a number of what it calls "unprecedented" measures to address rising COVID-19 numbers in many provinces across the country.In a news release issued today, the CMA said it wants to see a...

Moderna slashing vaccine deliveries to Canada, but Pfizer steps up with 8 million more doses

Moderna will send far fewer COVID-19 shots to Canada this month than originally planned as the company grapples with production issues at its facilities in Europe.But its main competitor, Pfizer — which also produces a highly effective mRNA vaccine against the...

Moderna delays expected to push back vaccine deliveries by more than a week

Moderna is facing a persistent "quality assurance" backlog at its production facilities — a roadblock that has resulted in days-long delivery delays for doses destined for Canada, the military commander leading vaccine logistics said today.There aren't any production issues with...

After safety review, Health Canada says people shouldn’t hesitate to get AstraZeneca vaccine

Following reports of rare blood clotting events among some who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine, Health Canada officials said today they still believe the product is safe — and Canadians should have no qualms about rolling up their sleeves for it when...

Hajdu publicizes delivery of 10 million vaccine doses as Ford blames federal rollout for shot delays

Health Minister Patty Hajdu says the federal government is closely monitoring the gap between the number of vaccines delivered to the provinces and the number that have been administered.The health minister was pressed multiple times by reporters during a virtual news...

Tam says pandemic now at ‘most challenging’ stage, calls on Canadians to give vaccines time to work

Canada has entered a "challenging" stage of the pandemic and Canadians must do all they can to follow public health measures and give vaccines time to work, said Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam.Taking part in a question-and-answer session on Facebook today, Tam...

Trudeau urges Canadians to ‘stay strong’ as vaccine deliveries accelerate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that while the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight and vaccine deliveries are speeding up, Canadians need to hold on a little longer and follow public health guidance. View original article here...

Vaccine nationalism an issue of ‘enlightened self-interest,’ UN Secretary General warns

Developed countries hoarding COVID-19 vaccines is not only unfair and unjust, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says, it is also “a matter of enlightened self-interest.” View original article here Source
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