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Canada Approves Covid Vaccine

HEALTH Canada approves the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

Health Canada announced on Wednesday, November 9 that it has approved the Pfizer Inc / BioNTech SE coronavirus jab and that 249,000 doses of the vaccine have been ordered and are expected to arrive before the end of the year.

With the vaccination approval, Canada has become the third country in the world to approve a Covid jab, after the UK and Bahrain. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to announce on Thursday, December 10 whether the vaccine is safe for use in the United States.

According to Health Canada:

“The data provided supports favourably the efficacy of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as well as its safety.

“The efficacy of the vaccine was established to be approximately 95 per cent. The vaccine was well tolerated by participants and has no important safety concerns. The benefit-to-risk assessment for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is considered favourable.”

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Sarah Keane

Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.

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