Quebec to give AstraZeneca vaccine to seniors

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    Quebec says it will administer the newly approved AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine to seniors, despite Canada’s national vaccine advisory committee recommending against its use for people over the age of 65.   

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