Friday 2 April 2021

Pfizer Canada says it's possible for additional doses to arrive

CBC News shows that Pfizer Canada vaccines lead Fabien Paquette says that it is possible additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine could arrive in Canada. The company hopes to accelerate its deployment. The company also said Wednesday its vaccine is safe and protective in people as young as age 12.

Pfizer Canada certainly says it's possible for additional doses to arrive.

The virus that causes COVID-19 really infects people of all ages. However, evidence to date suggests that 2 groups of people are at a higher risk of getting severe COVID-19 disease. These are older people (that is people over 60 years old); and those with underlying medical conditions (such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer). The risk of severe disease gradually increases with age starting from around 40 years. It's important that adults in this age range protect themselves and in turn protect others that may be more vulnerable.

WHO has issued advice for these 2 groups and for community support to ensure that they are protected from COVID-19 without being isolated, stigmatized, left in a position of increased vulnerability or certainly unable to access basic provisions and social care.

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