Some provinces no longer offering 1st doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

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  • CBC News published this video item, entitled “Some provinces no longer offering 1st doses of AstraZeneca vaccine” – below is their description.

    The future use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine in Canada is now in question due to concerns over an increased risk of rare but severe blood clots and an unpredictable future supply. Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan are no longer offering 1st doses of that vaccine. 

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