Canada decided to postpone the second vaccination for up to four months in order to increase the number of first vaccination, which is unique among industrialized countries.
Canadian health authorities confirmed this Friday that Third wave The pandemic trend is declining, summer Population will be able to start Socializing outdoors Once at least one dose of vaccine is given, the proportion reaches 75%.
Health Minister Patty Hajdu and Canadian Medical Director Dr. Dressa Tam pointed out at a press conference that effective restrictions should be maintained at the same time to reduce the number of new infections.
Tam added that more than 50% of Canadians are eligible this week COVID-19 vaccine The first dose has been received.
In view of the supply problems in Canada, the medical authorities decided to postpone Four months The second dose can increase the number of people receiving the first dose, which is unique in industrialized countries.
The decision enabled Canada to quickly rank among the 25 countries with the highest proportion of partially immunized populations in the world: in fact, of the seven major industrialized nations, Canada now ranks third, after the United Kingdom and the United States.
But Canada fell to 90th place in the world Fully immunized people, Accounting for 3.54%, second only to Argentina, El Salvador, Colombia or Mexico.
The rapid introduction of vaccines into North American countries may quickly change this situation.Next week, Canada will start Pfizer and Moderna, The amount is higher than expected.
On Thursday, 665,000 doses of vaccine arrived in Canada. AstraZeneca. Tam pointed out that Anglo-Sweden’s serum dose will be scheduled for people who have already received the first injection.
In recent days, all provinces across the country have announced that they will suspend vaccination with AstraZeneca serum mainly due to supply problems, although some people (such as Ontario, with the largest population of nearly 15 million) have also mentioned the vaccine-related issues. Cases of thrombosis. .
There are 28 people in Canada After receiving the preparation AstraZeneca At least three women died.
The medical department is awaiting the results of several studies to determine whether it is safe to take a second dose of Pfizer or Moderna for people who have already received the first dose of AstraZeneca.