Federal Health Officials on AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Approval

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Federal Health Officials on AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Approval

At a news conference on Parliament Hill, federal health officials discuss Health Canada’s authorization of the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the Serum Institute of India’s version of the same vaccine. These are the third and fourth vaccines to be approved for use in Canada. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are already in use across the country. Speaking with reporters are Dr. Supriya Sharma, a senior medical advisor with Health Canada, and Dr. Marc Berthiaume, the director of the Bureau of Medical Science at Health Canada. (February 26, 2021)