Canadian officials provide update on COVID-19 vaccine rollout | FULL

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    Canadian officials are expected to provide an update Thursday on the country’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout progress.

    The newly-appointed head of the vaccine task force Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie will be in attendance, as will Dr. Howard Njoo, the deputy chief public health officer at Public Health Agency of Canada and Joelle Paquette, the director-general of the Procurement Support Services Sector.

    As COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up across the country, a new study in Canada will now look at the safety and effectiveness of mixing and matching different types of shots.

    Some 1,300 adult participants are expected to be enrolled in the clinical trials in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia, investigating the effects of using two different COVID-19 vaccines for the first and second dose.

    Over 19 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to provinces, according to latest updates from Health Canada’s website.

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