26 February 2021

Politics Briefing: Health Canada approves AstraZeneca vaccine


Hello, Canada’s vaccination efforts got a boost this morning with the announcement that health regulators have approved AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. AstraZeneca’s vaccine is the third approved in Canada, with two more – from Johnson & Johnson and Novavax – still being reviewed. Story continues below advertisement In its decision, Health Canada said the AstraZeneca drug is less effective than those from Pfizer and Moderna – 62 per cent versus 95 and 94 – but that it is safe and still has an [...]