New variants, new vaccines. Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 going into fall.
Dr. Horacio Bach, a clinical assistant professor with UBC’s division of infectious diseases, answers key questions about the new COVID-19 variants and vaccines.
Sep 14, 2023
UBC experts on COVID-19 vaccine for infants and preschoolers
Health Canada announced today that it has approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for children between six months and five years old, making it the first vaccine approved for that age group in the country. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jul 14, 2022
UBC experts on Quebec ‘anti-vaxx’ tax
The Quebec government has announced that it will apply a significant financial penalty for residents who refuse to get vaccinated. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jan 11, 2022
UBC experts on COVID-19 pandemic
UBC experts are available to comment on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan 4, 2022
Spread cheer, not COVID: Tips for staying safe this holiday season
Devon Greyson, assistant professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, answers some common questions about how to stay safe and healthy this holiday season.
Dec 9, 2021
Delaying second dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine produces stronger immune response
The first peer-reviewed study in North America examining the timing between the first and second doses of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines shows that a longer dose interval leads to a stronger immune response.
Dec 1, 2021
Flu season is coming and it could be ugly: what you need to know
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Canada is seeing a resurgence of many respiratory viruses—and many experts predict this year’s flu season could be severe.
Oct 13, 2021
Busting myths about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility
UBC’s Dr. Deborah Money, professor in the faculty of medicine’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology, busts some of the many myths circulating about the vaccines’ impact on fertility.
Sep 23, 2021
UBC implements vaccine declaration and rapid testing for COVID-19
As a result, UBC will provide COVID-19 testing for all students, faculty and staff, with exemptions provided for those who are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Aug 26, 2021
Announcement of BC Vaccine Card for specific activities
Today, the BC provincial government announced that the BC Vaccine Card will be introduced by a new order from the provincial health officer.
Aug 23, 2021
UBC experts on Canada reopening its border to U.S. travellers
The Canadian border reopens to fully vaccinated U.S. travellers on Monday, August 9. UBC experts are available to comment.
Aug 6, 2021
Beyond COVID-19: How mRNA technology could transform how we treat disease
Dr. Anna Blakney, assistant professor at UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories and school of biomedical engineering, describes how mRNA technology could transform how we treat disease.
Aug 4, 2021
Researchers launch study into COVID-19 vaccine uptake and efficacy in vulnerable urban populations
In this Q&A, Dr. Brittany Barker, postdoctoral fellow with UBC’s department of medicine and research scientist at BCCSU, and Dr. Hudson Reddon, postdoctoral research fellow with UBC’s department of medicine, discuss how COVID-19 and vaccinations are being experienced by vulnerable populations.
Jul 14, 2021