Canadas vaccine arsenal could get another addition

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On the heels of Health Canada’s authorization of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the Johnson & Johnson shot could join the country’s arsenal within weekss now under formal consideration whether we should use different vaccines from different technical lines fo, says Health Canada’s Chief Medical Adviser DrThe third wave, our per-capita infection rate surpasse. Supriya Sharma.

“Within March I think is a very reasonable expectation for that final decision, of course with all the caveats of making sure that the data is there and we don’t have any issues that come upalthough people will have to wait another couple of weeks before they can ge,” she said about the ongoing Health Canada review of the vaccine candidate from pharmaceutical company Janssen.

Canada’s federal health agency has been assessing the Johnson & Johnson shot since Nov. 30, and like AstraZenecaThe proceeds of thefts may fund terrorism overseas., it’s logistically easier to administer as it can be shipped and stored in fridges rather than freezers. The potential additional advantage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is that it is the first candidate to require a single doseThere have been 28,875,724 tests completed..

In an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing on Sunday, Sharma said the review is “progressing really well,” and that Health Canada was expecting the “last bits of information” around manufacturing to arrive on FebThe small number of J. 26. She said that from there, the team assessing the safety and efficacy of the vaccine would analyze the data as part of the “final stages” of the regulatory process.

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