Health Canada has given full approval to the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines.
Until now, they had been authorized for use under an interim order, which had allowed for a speedy rollout to try to slow the spread of COVID. During the interim order, the vaccines didn’t go by their brand names, but now that new and more long-term data has been submitted and approved, they will go by their permanent names.
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With the final approval, the vaccines have been given brand names.
The Pfizer vaccine has been named Comirnaty — a combination of the terms COVID, mRNA, community, and immunity. Moderna has been changed to SpikeVax and AstraZeneca to Vaxzevria.