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Canada to squeeze extra vaccine dose from Pfizer vials. It’s not as easy as it seems

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Health Canada’s approval to get six doses instead of five from Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine vials has been touted as a way to make the precious drug go even further as the country fumbles with a widespread rollout.But the regulatory approval has collided with two key concerns: securing the proper equipment to do the job and training vaccinators on how to extract all six does reliably and consistently.

Canada approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine label change to 6 doses “There’s a whole separate side to this beyond the actual vaccine itself,” Kelly Grindrod, a professor at the University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy, previously told Global News.Here’s what Canada’s doing to (hopefully) solve both:Like all liquid vaccines, each.

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