Health officials to provide update on COVID-19, medicine shortages in Canada – GLOBAL

January 20, 2023

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is set to provide an update Friday as the country continues to grapple with new COVID-19 subvariants amid ongoing medicine shortages.

The update will come at 10 a.m. ET with federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Chief Officer of Health Dr. Theresa Tam and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Howard Njoo in attendance, a spokesperson for PHAC told Global News Thursday.

Also present will be Dr. Matt Tunis from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).

Apart from COVID-19, the update will cover analgesics shortages in the country and the Canada Dental Plan, a benefit aimed to help lower dental costs for eligible families, the PHAC spokesperson said.

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