Health & Wellness

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.

Health Canada: Vaccine Distribution is Accelerating as 11 Per Cent of Canadians Get First Shots

The federal government says the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine will increase steadily over the coming weeks as Canada crosses the 10% mark of residents over 18 who have received at least one...

Third Wave of COVID-19 Infections Will Be Worse Than First Two Waves, Experts Say

While outdoor eateries reopen in hotspots across Ontario and vaccines are rolling out nationwide, doctors are preparing for the impact of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. An Ontario...

Pharmacies in Peel Region are Next to Offer Vaccines in Ontario

Ontario’s solicitor general says pharmacies in virus hot spots will be next to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to people aged 60 and older. Sylvia Jones says Peel Region will be “absolutely”...

Canada Expecting Major Surge in COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments This Week

Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination drive is poised to shift into high gear this week as the federal public health agency prepares to take delivery of the largest number of doses since the launch of...

White House Says U.S Plans to Send 1.5 Million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines to Canada

Today, the United States announced it plans to spend roughly 4 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine that it is not using to Canada and Mexico through loan deals with the two...

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