He’s had 3 COVID-19 shots. So why does he have to isolate before seeing his Canadian grandkids? – CBC

Travellers who’ve received the WHO-approved Sinovac vaccine must still quarantine here

Oct 26, 2021

The first chance Sergio Capozzi had to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Brazil, he took it.

The 75-year-old is in remission from brain cancer and cares for his wife Elena Capozzi, 70, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last December. So, earlier this year he rolled up his sleeve for what was available in one of the hardest hit countries in the world — two shots of China’s Sinovac and then a booster shot of Pfizer.

All-in-all, Capozzi said he feels well protected against COVID-19 — he also recovered from a mild case of COVID-19 in April — and he’s eager to visit his two children and grandchildren in Toronto for the first time since before the pandemic began.

But the Canadian government doesn’t see it that way.

Unlike the World Health Organization (WHO), Health Canada hasn’t approved Sinovac. That means Capozzi is technically considered unvaccinated and upon arriving at Toronto’s Pearson Airport on Nov. 14, will have to quarantine for 14 days before he can see his family.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/he-s-had-3-covid-19-shots-so-why-does-he-have-to-isolate-before-seeing-his-canadian-grandkids-1.6223919

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