Kate OBrien Director of Department of Immunization Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO

Message by WHO’s Director of Department of Immunization, Vax, Biologicals 

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Geneva – Kate O’Brien, Director of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO welcomed people at the launch of first issue of the Global Immunization News (GIN) in this new format. Since its initial launch, in 2005, the GIN has been a platform for information-sharing for our community, by our community. The GIN includes a diverse range of …

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CVS Health reaches agreement for global opioid settlement

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WOONSOCKET – CVS Health® (NYSE: CVS) announced today that it has agreed in principle to a financial resolution designed to substantially resolve all opioid lawsuits and claims against the company by states, political subdivisions, such as counties and cities, and tribes in the United States. If all conditions are satisfied and the non-monetary terms – which still need to be …


Toronto hosting VaxTO town halls on Covid-19 bivalent boosters

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Toronto – The City of Toronto will host a telephone town hall about the COVID-19 vaccination program on Tuesday, November 1, at 7 p.m. This telephone town hall, the first in a series of three, will be hosted by Associate Medical Officer of Health Dr. Vinita Dubey. During the town hall, Toronto residents can ask questions about the COVID-19 bivalent …


Free Flu Shot Available for Ontarians 6 Months and Older

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Ontarians strongly encouraged to get their COVID-19 booster doses and flu shot TORONTO — Starting today, free flu shots are available to Ontarians six months of age and older. With COVID-19 vaccines also available to everyone six months and older and bivalent booster doses available to those 12 and over, Ontarians are strongly encouraged to get both their flu and …

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AstraZeneca’s Covid vax linked to 30% higher risk to get rare blood clotting

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London (AFP) – A new study, published in the journal BMJ, was the first to compare thrombocytopenia rates between adenovirus and mRNA vaccines — such as Pfizer — across multiple countries. It has found that AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine is linked to a 30-percent higher risk of getting a very rare blood clotting condition compared to the Pfizer jab. Several countries …

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All about bivalent Covid-19 boosters

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Ottawa – Health Canada has approved Moderna’s bivalent vaccine for people 18 and older, and Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine for people 12 and older, but provinces and territories may choose to further restrict eligibility rules based on supply or priority of population needs. Both vaccines are only offered as a booster dose, so only people who have already completed a primary series …

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CAMBRIDGE – Moderna, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, today announced that the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion recommending a variation to the marketing authorization (CMA) to include a 25 µg two-dose series of Spikevax (mRNA-1273) for active immunization to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 …


FDA Approves TECVAYLI, Treatment for Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

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TECVAYLI™, an off-the-shelf, subcutaneous therapy, is an important new medicine for patients with incurable blood cancer who face limited treatment options HORSHAM– The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved TECVAYLI™ (teclistamab-cqyv) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, who previously received four or …


Toronto Public Health’s free flu vax campaign begins Nov 1

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Toronto – Toronto Public Health (TPH) opened 4000 new appointments for anyone age six months or older to get their free influenza (flu) vaccination. The thousands of appointments are the first batch open to all Toronto residents, with earlier influenza vaccination efforts focused on people living in high-risk congregate settings. Free flu vaccines will be administered by appointment only starting …


Pfizer: Remember to get all doses as recommended

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LA – Pfizer has said in its press release that Covid-19 vaccines have been demonstrated to be effective in preventing the disease in individuals, but it is currently unknown if or to what degree vaccination will be sufficient to achieve herd immunity to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus – so continue to follow recommended Public Health measures even …