Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire They received the first dose this friday On the same day, the country confirmed its fourth case of thrombosis related to Anglo-Swedish company products.
Canada is in the middle of the third wave of pandemic Number of recorded casesAt the same time, due to problems with its vaccine supply, the company has authorized everyone over the age of 18 to use the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is different from the restrictions on injections in European countries.
49-year-old Trudeau, 45-year-old Sophie Grégoire received the vaccine in a vaccination Ottawa Farm. Canada’s top political leader has received or plans to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.
When Sophie Grégoire was holding her hand when she received the vaccine, Trudeau pointed out that she was “very happy” Receive medication.
Before receiving the first dose of AstraZeneca, Trudeau said at a press conference that the Canadian government had ensured 35 million doses By 2022, Pfizer will increase the number of vaccines, increase by 30 million by 2023, and purchase 60 million doses of vaccine by 2024.
The Prime Minister of Canada and the country’s medical authorities have repeatedly stated AstraZeneca vaccine is safe Although there are more cases of thrombosis among people receiving injections, the risk it may bring is far less than the impact of Covid-19.
This Friday, Ontario, the country’s most populous province, reported First case of thrombus Patients receiving AstraZeneca vaccine. This is the fourth immune-related thrombosis after the administration of 1.1 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine.
The province’s health department stated that the patient was a male from Over 60 years old And after receiving treatment, he is recovering at home.
Also on this Friday, the Canadian newspaper National Post It was revealed that two-thirds of the 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca received by Canada from the United States came from a factory in Baltimore, Quality control issues. U.S. authorities announced this week that they will not allow the distribution of vaccines produced at the plant until new quality tests are conducted.
Canada which No own vaccine productionRelying on the transportation of injections manufactured in the United States, Europe and India, which caused supply problems.
Ottawa was criticized as Use the COVAX vaccine for the population, This is a program initiated by the World Health Organization to ensure equitable access to vaccines worldwide.
Canada is the only decision Delay the second dose Within a maximum of four months after the first vaccination, at least one Covid-19 vaccine should be given and as many people as possible should be vaccinated with at least one dose.
Nevertheless, Canada stillThe 30th AIS in the world The proportion of the population receiving at least one dose of the vaccine (26.98%) and the proportion of the fully immunized population 71 (2.87%).