Pfizer-BioNTech Win Prix Galien Canada Innovative Product Award for COMIRNATY

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KIRKLAND, QUEBEC and MAINZ, GERMANY – Pfizer Canada ULC and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX, “BioNTech”) announced today that COMIRNATY, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, has been named the 2023 winner of the Prix Galien Canada Innovative Product Award. COMIRNATY is indicated for active immunization to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in …

Health Canada authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine targeting Omicron XBB.1.5 

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Ottawa – Health Canada has authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty COVID-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant for individuals six months of age and older. Health Canada received Pfizer-BioNTech’s submission on June 29, 2023. After a thorough and independent review of the evidence, Health Canada has determined that the vaccine meets the Department’s stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements. …

Health Canada authorizes Moderna Covid-19 vax targeting Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant

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Ottawa – Health Canada has authorized the use of the Moderna SPIKEVAX™ Covid-19 vaccine targeting the Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant for people six months of age and older. Health Canada received Moderna’s submission for its new Covid-19 vaccine on June 29, 2023. After a thorough, independent review of the evidence, Health Canada has determined that the vaccine meets the Department’s stringent safety, …

AstraZeneca Vaxzevria COVID-19 vaccine

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Ottawa – All COVID-19 vaccines authorized in Canada are proven safe, effective and of high quality. Name: AstraZeneca Vaxzevria® COVID-19 vaccine Manufacturer: AstraZeneca Canada Inc and Verity/SII (COVISHIELD) Type: Viral vector-based Status: Approved by Health Canada Approved for: Age 18 and older How it’s given: Injection in muscle (usually the upper arm) Number of doses: 2 doses Note: The COVISHIELD version of this vaccine provided a temporary …

Pfizer-BioNTech on Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Agreement with EU

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NEW YORK— Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) today announced they have reached an agreement with the European Commission (EC) to amend their existing contract to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to the European Union. The amended agreement reflects the companies’ commitment to working collaboratively to help address ongoing public health needs, while respecting the principles of the original …

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Covid-19: Where to Get Vaccinated

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Toronto – Everyone ages 6 months and over in Toronto can get the Covid-19, flu and other vaccines at the same time. Bivalent booster vaccines are available for eligible individuals: Moderna Spikevax (18+) and Pfizer-BioNTech (5+). Vaccines for children ages 6 months and up are also available. Book an appointment at a City-run clinic. Novavax vaccine appointments can only be booked through the Toronto Public …

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 …

Battle against Covid-19 continues 1,000 days following Toronto’s 1st case

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Toronto – Toronto marks 1,000 days since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Toronto, and the unprecedented response from Toronto residents, Toronto Public Health (TPH) and Team Toronto partners throughout the pandemic. While much has changed since Toronto’s first case was identified, COVID-19 still circulates in the community, and TPH and Team Toronto continue to respond to the …

Theresa Tam: Weekly Covid case counts risen in recent weeks,

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Ottawa – Theresa Tam,Chief Public Health Officer, has said: “Nationally, COVID-19 disease indicators, including weekly case counts have increased in recent weeks, which may be an early sign of fall resurgence. Despite the usual regional variation, virus transmission is occurring across the country. The omicron late summer wave appears to have declined very gradually before picking up again, after only a brief levelling …

New Omicron vaccine to improve efficacy of Covid-19 boosters

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OTTAWA – Health Canada approved on Friday the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster vaccine that targets the BA.4 and BA.5 strains of the Omicron variant. The vaccine, which is approved for people at least 12 years old, can be given three to six months after a second dose of the primary vaccine series, or the most recent booster shot. Health …