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Just in: @pfizer reacts to @DrBonnieHenry and @adriandix delaying second doses of its #coronavirus vaccine by up to four months. #bcpoli #covid19
NACI's latest on AstraZeneca: "NACI does not recommend the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in individuals 65 years of age and older." & are suggesting 2nd doses 12 weeks after first. Read more: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/immunization/national-advisory-committee-on-immunization-naci/recommendations-use-covid-19-vaccines.html#t2
Dr. Henry said there have been few South African variants detected in Canada. She's not worried at this point about the effectiveness of Astra Zeneca when it's used here.
Dr. Henry just disclosed that she hasn't gotten her 2nd COVID-19 dose. She's going to wait for 4 months after 1st & perhaps even longer if data supports that. She got her 1st dose in December.
Retired doctors are now being asked to help with vaccinations. Other HCWs who will inject include dentists, midwives, pharmacy techs, paramedics, firefighters & retired nurses. Sign up to help here: https://forms.hlth.gov.bc.ca/registry-covid-19