COVID-19 vaccination in Canada started on Dec 14, 2020, after the approval of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by Health Canada on Dec 9, 2020. Following the mass vaccination efforts, Health Canada approved Moderna vaccine on Dec 23, 2020, and Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine on Feb 26, 2021 which was later revoked due to blood clotting events. The Jenssen vaccine was approved on Mar 5, 2021, but not received until Apr 28, 2021, and soon destroyed due to contamination issues at the factory of origin. The Jenssen vaccine was used again from Nov 2021 for the vaccine hesitant population. Canada was the first country to authorize COVID-19 vaccine for younger than 16 year old. On Nov 19, 2021, Health Canada approved a lower dosage of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine fore children aged 5 and above. The Novavax vaccine which is the first approved COVID-19 protein subunit vaccine has also been accepted by Health Canada since Feb 17, 2022.
Below, please find our dashboard for COVID-19 vaccination in Canada.
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