Canada becomes second nation after UK to approve Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

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  • December 9, 2020
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Health Canada posted on its website on Wednesday that the vaccine has now been authorised.

In a statement, Health Canada said the move was a “critical milestone” in the fight against Covid-19 – and stressed its review process had been “rigorous”.

Officials said they will “will closely monitor the safety of the vaccine once it is on the market and will not hesitate to take action if any safety concerns are identified”.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that Canada would get up to 249,000 doses of the vaccine before the end of December, with 4 million doses of the vaccine expected by March.