"I'm tipping Vaxzevria to win Canada's Drag Race season two," someone tweeted.
After it was announced that the COVID-19 vaccine names in Canada were being changed, people started absolutely roasting the new ones on Twitter.
Health Canada has approved changes to the brand names of vaccines, so Pfizer is now Comirnaty, Moderna is now SpikeVax and AstraZeneca is now Vaxzevria. Unsurprisingly, Canadians across the internet ran with that and the tweets are hilarious.
How does a company name a vaccine "comirnaty" when "novid" is just sitting there waiting to be picked?— Nick Moorefox (@Nick Moorefox) 1631822647.0
One person called out Pfizer for choosing the name brand Comirnaty instead of "novid."
I'm tipping Vaxzevria to win Canada's Drag Race season two. https://t.co/7DK2sQuEC0— Andrew Wheeler (@Andrew Wheeler) 1631808146.0
Someone else joked that they've got Vaxzevria as the winner of season two of Canada's Drag Race.
@GovCanHealth Yeah, nobody cares. I'm still going with Pfizer, Moderna, & AZ rather than [unpronounceable], the n… https://t.co/r6fWLrlmSG— Isaac Bogoch (@Isaac Bogoch) 1631807622.0
Well-known Ontario doctor Isaac Bogoch came in clutch with his joke. "I'm still going with Pfizer, Moderna, & AZ rather than [unpronounceable], the name of a D-division volleyball team, and Vaxixkckerkrzvia," Bogoch tweeted.
SpikeVax sounds like a Marvel villain 😂 Canada please stop https://t.co/ugjoD24pkC— ￼ (@￼) 1631833068.0
Someone asked Canada to stop because "SpikeVax" sounds like the name of a Marvel villain.
Health Canada wants you to choose your starter!😂😭 Comirnaty🍃, SpikeVax🔥, or Vaxzevria💧? https://t.co/cCekV6YRmk https://t.co/EDuAKT2tWp— Dr. Jennifer Kwan (@Dr. Jennifer Kwan) 1631812547.0
Another Twitter user joked that the new names sound like Pokémon characters, saying that Health Canada "wants you to choose your starter."
Today Health Canada announced the Pfizer vaccine will now be called Comirnaty. It therefore follows that anyone sp… https://t.co/AI9evAJEFF— 🔬Samantha Yammine, PhD (@🔬Samantha Yammine, PhD) 1631825023.0
Since the new brand name of Pfizer is Comirnaty, someone said that anyone who spreads misinformation about the vaccine will have to be called "ComirNAUGHTY."
Comirnaty, SpikeVax and Vaxzevria? Did Canada hire @JordanPeele & @KeeganMKey to come up with these names?… https://t.co/ldZWttzQLb— Ed Greenberger (@Ed Greenberger) 1631828463.0
After finding out about the name changes, one person wondered if Canada hired comedians Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key to come up with them, referencing their hilarious fake college football players sketch.
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