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Ontario to supply replace on use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

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TORONTO — Ontario’s prime physician will present an replace on the standing of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the present day.

A number of provinces have stopped giving the shot due to considerations about uncommon, deadly blood clots.

Ontario has paused use of the vaccine however nonetheless has tens of hundreds of doses in storage.

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Well being authorities are attempting to determine whether or not to renew utilizing the AstraZeneca shot or if a distinct vaccine needs to be substituted for second doses.

Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of well being, might be joined at in the present day’s replace by Dr. Dirk Huyer, the co-ordinator of the provincial outbreak response.

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Greater than 7.5 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario, with formulations from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca.

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