December 23, 2020 – Canadian Officials Report on Approval of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

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OTTAWA – COVID-19 – Federal health officials hold a news conference on Parliament Hill to provide an update on Health Canada’s approval of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. Speaking with reporters are Dr. Supriya Sharma, a senior medical advisor with Health Canada, and Dr. Marc Berthiaume, the director of the Bureau of Medical Science at Health Canada.

This is the second COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for use in Canada. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was approved on December 9 and the first vaccinations in the country began on December 14.