LHealth Canada’s chief medical adviser, Dr. Supriia Sharma, released the first of the ministry’s regular reports of vaccine-related adverse events on Friday.
According to Dr. Sharmi, although the number of vaccinated is still relatively small, data on side effects, such as fever, closely reflect what happened during clinical trials of these new products.
Health Canada approved two vaccines against COVID-19 in December: one against Pfizer-BioNTech and one against Moderna.
It is estimated that 230,000 Canadians have now received at least one dose of these vaccines, mostly from hospital staff in the first place and workers in long-term care homes, but also from a certain number of residents of long-term care facilities. duration.
Health Canada continues to study data from two other vaccine manufacturers, AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson, but is still awaiting additional information from these companies. Dr. Sharma cannot say when Health Canada would be ready to make a decision on any of these vaccine candidates.