Moderna COVID-19 vaccine gets Health Canada approval for kids 12+ – National |

As the Delta variant rages through unvaccinated populations in Canada ahead of the back-to-school season, children aged 12 and up will now be able to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Health Canada authorized the use of the highly effective mRNA vaccine for Canadian children between the ages of 12 and 17 on Friday morning. The … Read more

Premier Jason Kenney hints at incentives in Alberta for getting vaccinated against COVID-19 |

Premier Jason Kenney is raising the idea of possibly introducing incentives for people in Alberta getting vaccinated against COVID-19. “We want to leave no stone unturned when it comes to getting as many people vaccinated as possible given the huge health and social benefits,” the premier said at an unrelated news conference Friday. “I have … Read more

Canada may see COVID-19 resurgence despite full vaccinations, experts say – National |

Canada could see a resurgence of COVID-19 cases even if the country manages to fully vaccinate a majority of its population, according to experts. University of Saskatchewan epidemiologist Nazeem Muhajarine told Global News on Friday that the possibility of new or existing variants of COVID-19 spreading throughout Canada could lead to a possible resurgence in … Read more

A behind-the-scenes look at why Canada delayed 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccines | CBC News

This is an excerpt from Second Opinion, a weekly roundup of health and medical science news emailed to subscribers every Saturday morning. If you haven’t subscribed yet, you can do that by clicking here. Danuta Skowronski was poring over Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine data on a Friday night in mid-December when she had an “aha!” moment. The epidemiology lead … Read more