Health officials seek to convince skeptical public of COVID-19 vaccine safety
|globalnews.ca 03 Apr 2021 at 06:50|
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Canada’s deputy chief public health officer wouldn’t hesitate to roll up his sleeve if the Oxford- AstraZeneca vaccine were offered to him tomorrow, he said this week.
Dr. Howard Njoo , along with chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam , has become one of the most prominent voices on COVID-19 in Canada.
For the last week, both have spent most of their time trying to explain why a vaccine that may have caused deadly blood clots is still considered to be safe, at least for some.
Their defenses of the vaccine highlight one of the most serious problems facing Canada’s immunization program to date, and medical experts are trying desperately to explain to Canadians that the twists and turns around vaccination advice and authorizations are not a sign of looming danger.