Health Canada says Pfizer’s vaccine vials can be stretched to 6 doses – CBC

Health Canada agrees each vial of the company’s vaccine includes six doses, not five

 Feb 09, 2021

After an independent regulatory review, Health Canada has agreed with a request from Pfizer to recognize that each vial of the company’s vaccine includes six doses, not five.

The labelling change means that more shots can be squeezed out of each vial — and the company can ship fewer vials and still meet its contractual obligations to send a certain number of doses to its customers.

While some provinces — notably Saskatchewan and Quebec — have succeeded in extracting more from each vial, Health Canada had been saying up to now that the vials are only good for five doses.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/health-canada-label-change-pfizer-1.5906879

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