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CBC News 26 Nov 2020

COVID-19 vaccine won't be available for children at first


COVID-19 vaccine trials don't currently include children under 12, says Health Canada's chief medical adviser, Supriya Sharma. She says that means vaccination efforts will first focus on adults.


Drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline said Friday that their potential COVID-19 vaccine won't be ready until late next year because they need to improve the shot's effectiveness in older people.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says the AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines could be headed toward emergency use authorization in weeks, not months. Dr. Leo Nissola joined CBSN's Anne-Marie Green and Vladimir Duthiers to discuss the vaccine rollout around the country and the Biden administration's ambitious plan to give 100 million doses in 100 days.

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British drug company AstraZeneca and Oxford University say late-stage testing of their Covid-19 vaccine shows it is highly effective.
AstraZeneca says its Covid-19 vaccine is 70 percent effective on average and can be stored at normal fridge temperatures. It is easier to distribute and cheaper than its rivals, making it affordable for the developing world.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from London, the United Kingdom.
The FDA announced it will review Pfizer's request for emergency use authorization of its vaccine on Dec. 10.

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