Dr. Suzanne Cameron says she’s confident the vaccine will be made available in Canada before the flu season begins
Toronto’s top doctor says she expects the new strain of seasonal flu to be made available in Canada by the end of the year.
Dr. Suzanne Cameron, who has been named chief of the BC Centre for Disease Control, says she’s confident there will be COVID-19 vaccines made available before the flu season begins.
Cameron says evidence suggests the vaccine against that strain is currently performing well in Canada and the US.
Last week, federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and her provincial counterparts approved the vaccine for use in Canada, but decided not to allow it to be offered to children under the age of two.
Petitpas Taylor says a large-scale research trial must now be carried out before the vaccine can be granted approved.
She says health ministers from every province and territory were briefed on a six-phase clinical trial as a part of the approval process and details of the study will be made public as soon as they are available.
Cameron says a large-scale research trial must now be carried out before the vaccine can be granted approved.