After months of review, Canada approved AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for use in the country.
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The decision was announced by Health Canada on February 26, 2021, however, they later removed the webpage detailing the approval.
This comes after months of review for this particular vaccine.
According to Health Canada's website detailing all the COVID-19 related drugs and vaccines under review, AstraZeneca submitted their application on October 1, 2020.
In announcing the approval, the government agency said that this vaccine is "indicated for active immunization of individuals 18 years of age and older for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)."
Canada has an agreement to receive 20 million doses of this vaccine.
Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccine and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.