Health Canada Approved A 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine But Legault Says The 'Battle Is Not Yet Won'
Moderna's vaccine was found to be 94.1% effective.
Quebec Premier François Legault reacted on Twitter, saying, "This is good news, and will allow us to vaccinate more Quebecers in the coming weeks."
COVID-19 vaccines authorized by Health Canada as of December 23
Vaccinations have started rolling out at, with the province expecting to vaccinate 650,000 people by April 1.
But Legault was also sure to emphasize that "the battle is not yet won" for Quebecers.
"Let's continue to follow the health rules to help our health care workers," he said, echoingthat hospitals in the province are nearing overcapacity for COVID-19 patients.
Quebec has also been surpassing 2,000 new cases per day for the past five days.for new COVID-19 cases,
Moderna's vaccine has similarities and differences to the Pfizer-BioNTech one.
Canada is guaranteed 40 million doses of the Moderna vaccine. It can access 168,000 doses this month.
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