COVID-19 vaccine tracker: tracing every dose of the coronavirus vaccine administered in Canada
Adding to the complexity is the fact that both the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines require two doses administered several weeks apart. Both companies say the efficacy of their vaccines is 95 per cent.
“Being able to develop a vaccine against COVID-19 within a year is frankly a miracle of science, and it’s a gift that we shouldn’t squander,” said Dr. Samir Sinha, director of geriatrics at the Sinai Health System and the University Health Network. “The sooner we all get vaccinated, and we reach a vaccinated level of herd immunity we’ll have our freedom again as Canadians.”
Manitoba’s First Nations pandemic response team works to dispel myths regarding COVID-19 vaccine
Dr. Marcia Anderson, one of the Indigenous medical experts who have led the Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Co-ordination Team, said First Nations people need to have information that is relevant to them in the language they use so they can make informed decisions about whether or not to get the vaccine.
On Thursday, she released a video on her social media accounts talking about some of the medical research regarding the Moderna vaccine.
Coronavirus: Ontario will be out of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines by the end of next week, Ford says
Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Friday that the province will be out of doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine by the end of next week, and that he is hopeful the federal government will get more vaccines. “All the progress we’ve made, getting our daily vaccine numbers up, will be lost,” Ford said.