The New COVID-19 Vaccine Names In Canada Are Getting Roasted & The Jokes Are Too Good

"I'm tipping Vaxzevria to win Canada's Drag Race season two," someone tweeted.

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The New COVID-19 Vaccine Names In Canada Are Getting Roasted & The Jokes Are Too Good

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.

One person called out Pfizer for choosing the name brand Comirnaty instead of "novid."

Someone else joked that they've got Vaxzevria as the winner of season two of Canada's Drag Race.

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.

Someone asked Canada to stop because "SpikeVax" sounds like the name of a Marvel villain.

Another Twitter user joked that the new names sound like Pokémon characters, saying that Health Canada "wants you to choose your starter."

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."

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.

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and can answer any questions you may have.

Lisa Belmonte
Trending Senior Staff Writer
Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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