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Canada approves Pfizer COVID drug
TORONTO - Canada's health regulator has approved a pill by Pfizer that treats the effects of COVID-19.
First plant-based coronavirus vaccine shows 'positive' results, say GlaxoSmithKline and Medicago
Pharmaceutical companies Medicago and GlaxoSmithKline announced on Tuesday "positive efficacy and safety results" from a global trial using what they say is the world's first plant-based coronavirus vaccine.
Toronto Board of Health votes to decriminalize possession of small amounts of illegal drugs | CBC News
The Toronto Board of Health has voted to ask the federal government to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of illegal drugs in the city to help tackle the worsening opioid overdose crisis.
COVID-19 vaccine for babies and toddlers could be approved early 2022, chief public health officer says | CBC News
Canada's chief public health officer says COVID-19 vaccines for babies and toddlers could be approved early in the new year, depending on how clinical trials play out.
Chapman's Ice Cream faces backlash and boycott over vaccination policy | CBC Radio
When Ashley Chapman announced a new vaccine policy at his Ontario ice cream company, he never expected people would boycott his product, send him hate mail, and call his elderly father a Nazi.
COVID-19 vaccine appointments for Ontario children aged 5-11 to open Tuesday | CBC News
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged five to 11 in Ontario will open tomorrow, the province said Monday.
Ottawa confirms it will nix PCR test for Canadians taking short trips, starting Nov. 30 | CBC News
Starting on Nov. 30, fully vaccinated Canadians taking short trips abroad will no longer need proof of a negative COVID-19 test to return home, Ottawa confirmed on Friday.
Canada approves Pfizer-BioNTech jab for kids starting at age five
The vaccine is 90.7 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 in kids with no serious side effects, Health Canada said.
Canada approves the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.
Canada approved the use of Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 on Friday, adding more than 2.8 million young people to those eligible for a shot.
Health Canada approves Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine for children | CBC News
Health Canada has officially approved Pfizer-BioNTech's vaccine for children ages five to 11, heralding it as more than 90 per cent effective against COVID-19.