British Columbia holds remaining AstraZeneca injections for 2nd doses due to “limited availability” – fr

Alberta stops first doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine – fr

British Columbia will no longer book new appointments for the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, health officials said on Wednesday.

Officials said appointments would continue for people who booked their first dose.

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“Due to the limited availability of the AstraZeneca vaccine supply, we are holding all remaining AstraZeneca vaccines for two-dose booster vaccinations,” officials said in their daily written COVID-19 update.

“We are also awaiting the results of the studies currently underway on the interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as the advice of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization. This will help determine our approach and options for the second doses. “

COVID-19: What’s next for AstraZeneca vaccine limbo in Ontario?

COVID-19: What’s next for AstraZeneca vaccine limbo in Ontario?

Ontario, Alberta and Nova Scotia have all suspended the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine for new patients.

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Ontario and Alberta have both reported supply issues for the vaccine, much of which is made in India – a country currently facing its own increase in cases.

Ontario and Nova Scotia, however, also said the move was made as a precautionary measure due to increasing cases of an extremely rare and life-threatening blood clotting disorder, immune-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia. by the vaccine (VITT), linked to the shot.

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A woman in her 40s was diagnosed as the first case of VITT in British Columbia last week. Research shows that the disease affects about one in 100,000 people who receive a dose.

British Columbia has delivered the AstraZeneca vaccine to COVID-19 hotspots and pharmacies due to its portability and ability to be stored at a higher temperature than other available vaccines.

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