How does Canada decide which vaccines are safe?
Safe and effective vaccines are critical to mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 and restoring our economy.
Health Canada’s independent drug authorization process is recognized around the world for its high standards and rigorous review. Decisions are based only on scientific and medical evidence.
How can a vaccine be created so quickly and safely?
Normally, creating a new vaccine can take years. However, the development of vaccines for COVID-19 is progressing quickly because of:
Health Canada has dedicated more resources to reviewing COVID-19 vaccines so that the reviews are done quickly and without cutting corners.
Learn more about the development of safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19.
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