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Canada

Doctors urge Ontario to open 4th vaccine doses to all adults | CBC News

Some doctors are calling on Ontario to allow all adults to get a second booster of a COVID-19 vaccine this summer, something that the province is currently limiting to only a portion of the population.  Around 7.4 million Ontarians have received one booster, and nearly 90 per cent of those shots were administered at least five […]

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Business

Walgreens profits squeezed as Covid vaccine wanes, health-care investment rises

Walgreens Boots Alliance on Thursday said its quarterly sales declined and profits got hit by waning Covid-19 vaccination demand, heavy investments in its health-care business and an opioid settlement with Florida. Shares closed the day at $37.90, down 7.27%. The drugstore chain stood by its full-year forecast, saying it expects adjusted earnings per share to […]

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Health

Unusual syndrome affects patients with AstraZeneca vaccine – symptoms to spot

One of these side effects, say University College London, is a condition known as Guillan-Barre Syndrome (GBS). This is a rare but serious autoimmune condition known to attack the peripheral nervous system. Researchers are concerned about the damaging impact of the condition and what this could mean for the select few who suffer from it. […]

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Canada

Parents of young kids feel ‘left behind’ as they await COVID-19 vaccine | CBC News

Some Canadian parents say they’ve been left behind as they wait on Health Canada to authorize vaccines for children under five years old. “It’s upsetting to see the whole world moving on and forgetting about all of the littles, basically,” said Jaimie-Lyn Oldfield from Kingston, Ont. She said her family has made sacrifices to protect her nearly […]

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Business

U.S. to deploy nearly 300,000 monkeypox vaccine doses to fight outbreak

Mock-up vials labeled “Monkeypox vaccine” are seen in this illustration taken, May 25, 2022.  Dado Ruvic | Reuters The U.S. will deploy nearly 300,000 monekypox vaccine doses in the coming weeks in an effort to stamp out the growing outbreak of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that people who […]

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Science

Vaccine expert in dire warning over next pandemic as known virus ‘could cause outbreak’

She said: “We need to be better prepared in many different areas. In vaccine development, there are viruses we already know can cause disease outbreaks, yet we don’t yet have a vaccine against them. “We should be developing vaccines now against all those and having them ready so that if there is an outbreak, we’ve […]

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Sports

Novak Djokovic risks tennis fury with fresh Covid vaccine stance after US Open concerns

“Look, I understand the frustration coming from him and Ukrainian people towards Russia and what is happening. Of course, I’m not going to comment or get in the midst of the war. “But what I can say is that as a child of a war, several wars actually during the ’90s, I know what it […]

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Travel

Gay and bi men in Florida should get the meningococcal vaccine, CDC says

The CDC’s been trying to warn men in Florida or traveling to Florida, particularly those who identify as gay, bisexual, queer or trans, that they need to get a vaccine that can prevent them from getting meningococcal disease. Meningococcal disease, including meningitis, is a bacterial infection in the lining of the brain and spinal cord. […]

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Celebrities

Emmy Rossum Shared A New Photo Of Her Daughter Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine, Now That They’ve Been Approved For Children Over 6 Months Old

New mom Emmy Rossum has been an advocate for COVID-19 vaccines ever since they became available to the masses, and she’s continuing to spread awareness with help from her daughter. Peacock / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images In light of this week’s news that children as young as 6 months can now get the […]

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Science

Polio Virus Has Been Detected in London’s Sewage

A type of poliovirus derived from vaccines has been detected in London sewage samples, the World Health Organization and British health officials said Wednesday, adding that more analysis was underway.   No human cases of polio have been found in Britain, where the crippling disease was fully eradicated two decades ago. The WHO said in […]