The first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are set to arrive in Canada today as confusion persists over who should get it. Canada is to receive 500,000 doses of the vaccine, the third approved for use in Canada, from the Serum Institute of India. But questions about who should receive...
Walmart will begin offering vaccinations at locations across Tennessee on Friday. That includes several locations in East Tennessee, including ones in Sevierville, Knoxville, Oneida, Murfreesboro and more. If you want to make an appointment, first create a Walmart account here, then actually schedule an appointment at your preferred location here.  Vaccinations will be available...
Interior Health is expecting an upswing in area residents seeking a flu shot this fall. The health authority has received 320,000 doses for distribution this year, about a 10 per cent increase over last year. Dr. Carol Fenton, a medical health officer with Interior Health (IH), said the higher demand can...
The Chinese recently made public their use of anal swabs to screen patients for COVID-19. This new method of testing arrives as China is now seeing a surge in new coronavirus cases ahead of their annual Lunar New Year celebrations. The Hill reports that Chinese health care professionals only perform the...
Results from the Phase 1 trial of Cambridge, Massachusetts biotech firm Moderna's coronavirus vaccine show it is safe and produces an immune response. The preliminary report of the trial, published in The New England Journal of Medicine Tuesday, reveals that all 45 participants developed so-called neutralizing antibodies that bind to...
The selfless action of a young Humboldt Bronco hockey player and his family has touched the hearts and minds of Canadians, and Manitobans have responded in a big way to the decision to give the gift of life. “Since the tragic story broke, Manitobans have been signing up online to...
Beginning Thursday, it will be mandatory for health-care workers deployed in any COVID-19 “hot zone” in Quebec to wear an N95 face mask or equipment that offers even superior protection. Quebec’s work health safety board (CNESST) announced Tuesday that the regulation was based on a new scientific understanding of the...
New Brunswick has lost another resident to underlying complications related to COVID-19, Dr. Jennifer Russell reported Tuesday. The individual was a resident of Edmundston's Manoir Belle Vue, which has seen 86 cases of COVID-19, and was between the ages of 80 and 89, Russell said at a live-streamed update. There have...
Walmart Pharmacy and The Drugstore at O’Bleness on Monday joined Athens County’s vaccine provider lineup, according to The Ohio Department of Health. Residents can visit Walmart’s website to schedule an appointment or call the Athens location’s pharmacy (740-954-3628) to be placed on a waitlist. Appointments at The Drugstore at O’Bleness, located inside...
Quebec is revamping its vaccine appointment system to allow people to pick -- or avoid -- the AstraZeneca vaccine, hoping to use up a new windfall of doses while avoiding last-minute refusals. "It'll be clearly indicated that at this time and in this place, it'll be AstraZeneca," said Quebec Health...