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AstraZeneca vaccine ‘still a win,’ needs better promotion by officials: experts

COVID-19 should be prioritized for immunization with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine now that a national panel is not recommending it for seniors, two experts say.Caroline Colijn, a COVID-19 modeller and mathematician at Simon Fraser University, and Horacio Bach, an adjunct professor in the division of infectious diseases at the University of British Columbia, also say the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine could be better promoted by provincial health officials as a strong contender to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.The National Advisory Committee on Immunization has recommended that the Oxford-AstraZeneca not be used for people 65 and over due to concern about limited data on how it will work in older populations, even after Health

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COVID-19 should be prioritized for immunization with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine now that a national panel is not recommending it for seniors, two experts say.Caroline Colijn, a COVID-19 modeller and mathematician at Simon Fraser University, and Horacio Bach, an adjunct professor in the division of infectious diseases at the University of British Columbia, also say the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine could be better promoted by provincial health officials as a strong contender to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines.The National Advisory Committee on Immunization has recommended that the Oxford-AstraZeneca not be used for people 65 and over due to concern about limited data on how it will work in older populations, even after Health
coronavirus vaccination rollout for the general population began to take shape Monday as the country added another 2,559 new infections and 23 more deaths.The latest data pushed the national caseload to 870,038, while the death toll now stands at 22,017. Nearly 2,000 of the more than 30,000 active cases across the country are in hospital, while an additional 817,591 people have recovered from COVID-19.Monday saw Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and British Columbia announce or start plans to begin vaccinating older seniors, after inoculating their frontline health-care worker and long-term care populations.

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