CBC News published this video item, entitled “Canada is the first G7 country to get vaccines from COVAX” – below is their description.
As Canada struggles to figure out exactly how many Moderna doses will arrive and why shipments were reduced, the former Canada research chair in globalization and health equity at the University of Ottawa, Ronald Labonté, says Canada should think more globally about our vaccine scheme before taking vaccines from COVAX.
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A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins.