Health Canada could be in a position to approve Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine within 10 days, said the senior medical adviser in the agency’s health products and food branch.
“It’s a bit difficult to say exactly the day, because we’re still getting, as we said, information submitted by the company,” said Dr. Supriya Sharma, who is also the chief medical adviser to Health Canada’s deputy minister.
“But things have been progressing really well, and we’re expecting within the next week to 10 days to be making a final decision,” she told Matt Galloway, host of CBC Radio’s The Current.
Health Canada is currently reviewing four vaccines, from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Jannsen. The federal and provincial governments are working on the logistics of rolling out vaccines once approval is granted.
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