How will Canada's COVID-19 vaccine program work?

Coronavirus vaccine first available in March, but won't be mandatory

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Australia's Health Minister Greg Hunt has declared that the country is "on track" to start administering coronavirus vaccines in March 2021. On Wednesday, Bloomberg news reported that a leading Chinese vaccine developer has applied for authorization to bring its Covid-19 shot to the market, seeking to get a jump on Western rivals as the race for a working inoculation against the virus enters the final stretch.

Enough doses of a shot to vaccinate 20 million people will likely be available by the end of the year.

"Countries like the United States, Germany and the UK do have domestic pharmaceutical facilities, which is why they are obviously going to prioritize helping their citizens first", he said.

Given the feature of storage at low prices and high temperatures, Oxford University's Kovid-19 vaccine is more suited to India and is a more viable option than vaccines such as Moderna, Pfizer or Sputnik V. However, the scientists say that the data presented is still at a preliminary stage, so it is hard to analyze it completely.

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Canada announced a deal with Moderna on August 5.

In the European Union, it is up to each country in the 27-member bloc to start distributing vaccines to their populations.

This depends on regulatory approvals.

The cabinet on Nov 17 approved the vaccine's acquisition. Health Minister gave this information ...

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Sputnik V is developed by the Gamaleya National Research Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Russian Health Ministry. Bancel maintained that it is a "fair price" and that the company is not interested in "maximum profit", according to the report.

In addition, he said that now no Australians were on ventilators in hospital due to COVID-19, adding, "It says that Australians are winning".

Pfizer Inc with partner BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc have released trial data showing their COVID-19 vaccines to be about 95% effective at preventing the illness, while AstraZeneca Plc this week said its vaccine could be up to 90% effective.

She noted that there are provincial rules related to school admission, with exceptions.

"There are a number of variables that we need to understand, and what has been the role of each one of them in achieving the difference in efficacy", Slaoui said, according to the agency.

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