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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Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for kids 5-11 today. 🥳— ScienceUpFirst | LaScienced'Abord (@ScienceUpFirst) November 19, 2021
NACI has also provided recommendations on how best to use the vaccines, including dose interval.
Let’s discuss why they recommend at least 8 weeks between doses.
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