Quebec’s COVID-19 vaccine plan runs opposite to new federal pointers

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In an e mail, the director of company affairs for Pfizer Canada didn’t reply a  query as as to if it’d cease some shipments due to Quebec’s vaccination plan.

Pfizer and BioNTech’s Part three examine for the COVID-19 vaccine was designed to judge the vaccine’s security and efficacy following a two-dose schedule, separated by 21 days,” Christina Antoniou mentioned. “The protection and efficacy of the vaccine has not been evaluated on completely different dosing schedules as nearly all of trial individuals acquired the second dose inside the window specified within the examine design.

“Our focus is on persevering with to work with the federal authorities’s nationwide operations centre and the Public Well being Company of Canada to assist the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine implementation plan,” she added.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced Tuesday Ottawa was exercising the choice beneath its contract with Pfizer to buy one other 20 million doses. Canada has now agreed to purchase 40 million doses from Pfizer and 40 million from Moderna.

So far, Quebec has vaccinated 99,510 health-care employees and residents of long-term care centres, representing greater than 1.1 per cent of the inhabitants. The province is predicted to obtain extra shipments of each the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines within the subsequent few days.

Legault boasted in a tweet on Tuesday that Quebec is vaccinating greater than some other province.