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Health Canada has just authorized a new COVID-19 vaccine and based on clinical trials, it's 90% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 and 100% effective at preventing severe disease.

On Thursday, February 17, Health Canada announced that Novavax's Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for the prevention of COVID-19 in adults 18 years old and older.

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Toujours pas vacciné.e contre la COVID-19? Santé Canada vient d'approuver le vaccin de Novavax, ce 17 février, et il aurait une efficacité parfaite (100 %) pour prévenir les formes graves et modérées de la maladie.

Ce vaccin est destiné aux personnes de 18 ans et plus et c'est le cinquième vaccin « anticovidique » à être homologué au Canada. Par contre, il s'agit du premier à base de protéines à être autorisé au pays. Les vaccins Spikevax (Moderna) et Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech) sont à base d'ARN messager.

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With a new agreement for the production of a COVID-19 vaccine, Novavax doses will be made in Canada and a Canadian doctor said this is "a big deal."

Justin Trudeau announced that Novavax will produce its vaccine in Montreal and another company is also on track to manufacture doses in Canada.

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Health Canada is currently undergoing a review of the Novavax vaccine that could be approved for public use in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19.

According to the public health agency's website, Novavax Inc.'s application to have its vaccine approved in Canada was received on Friday, January 29.

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