Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for kids 5-11 today. 🥳
But NACI’s recommendation for dose intervals is different from Health Canada’s approval. What’s up with that? 🤔
Health Canada authorizes vaccines based on clinical trial data. Pfizer tested the vaccines with 3 week intervals, so that’s what Health Canada approved. ✅
NACI recommends how best to use the authorized vaccine. An interval of at least 8 weeks may contribute added efficacy and safety on an already very safe, effective and high-quality vaccine.
Read through for more information on the different recommendations for dose intervals!
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