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Hi there!
I hope all are staying safe. For the first quarter of 2021 I thought I would post some information on COVID 19 and the vaccinations. I will be doing this in 3 parts.

COVID 19 Vaccine Information Part 1:

The Trial Process:

Vaccines are generally tested on animals before entering into a 3-phase clinical trial process. Once all 3 phases of the trial process are complete, collected data can be submitted to Health Canada for review. See below for additional information.

http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/vaccine-approval-processClinical trials are an essential component to the approval process of safe vaccines. Although there are approximately 150 clinical trials globally, only those that meet rigorous Canadian testing standards are suitable for distribution in Canada. Due to the pressing nature of developing a vaccine, manufacturers are using different approaches to fast tracking development. For additional information see the below link:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-
infection/prevention-risks/covid-19-vaccine-treatment/clinical-trials.html

The below link offers an overview of 150 COVID-19 that are ongoing throughout Canada
and Internationally and is being updated weekly. Trial topics are vast and include vaccine approval and studies pertaining to the long term effects of the virus. A synopsis and link are provided for each.

https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/who_table

The Part 2 will be related to the specific vaccines that have been approved in Canada.

Jen