Health Canada Approves of Moderna Vaccine

Michelle Mak COVID-19, Newcomer Information

On December 23, 2020, Health Canada authorized the second COVID-19 vaccine in Canada, manufactured by Moderna. The Moderna vaccine meets the Department’s stringent safety, efficacy and quality requirements. The Moderna vaccine has different storage and handling requirements, meaning it can be distributed to isolated and remote communities.

The vaccine is to be used by people 18 years of age or older. Moderna is currently conducting additional studies for children from 12 years of age and older.

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Please note that all legitimate vaccines must be administered by a health care professional and are not available for purchase online or elsewhere.

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