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Health Canada approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Health Canada has approved Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, an important step in the country’s efforts to contain the pandemic. Approval followed a two month review of clinical data that showed 95% efficacy in protecting against the disease. Canada is the third country to approve the vaccine, following Great Britain and Bahrain, with a decision in the United States expected December 10th. Initial shipments of the vaccine will be prioritized for those most at risk, including residents of long-term care homes.

Published: December 9, 2020

CBC News

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