(Ottawa) Conservatives are urging the Liberal government to work harder for Canadians who have received two different doses of the vaccine to go abroad safely.
Conservative Health spokeswoman Michelle Rampel Garner wrote a letter to Minister Patty Hajj stating that Canadians are barred from entering certain countries due to their mixed vaccine status.
In the absence of clear federal indications from the Calgary-Nose Hill MP, regional health officials began discussing the possibility of offering a third dose to Canadians who need to travel where their immune status is not recognized.
The Quebec government is offering an additional dose of the messenger RNA vaccine to people who want to travel to a country that does not recognize their “mixed” vaccine status. The administration of the third dose is “an extraordinary measure for people outside the country, who can meet the needs of short-term plans and necessary vaccinations,” the ministry said Monday.
OmTo me However, Rebel Garner warned in his letter that the Quebec Ministry of Health was warning travelers that the safety of the practice was not clearly established and that they should be consulted to weigh the risks of a third dose of the vaccine. MRNA – to Pfizer – BioMTech or Moderna.
The Conservative member therefore calls on the federal government to publish third-dose guidelines so that Canadians can make safer and more informed choices. While waiting for data to support third doses, she believes the Government of Canada should release a plan to achieve global recognition for the mixed vaccine status.
“Canadians have listened to your advice and been vaccinated. All you can do now is tell them what your government is doing to determine their immune status abroad, ”she wrote in a letter to Minister Hajj.
Earlier this week, Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott also called on Ottawa to work with the World Health Organization to identify Canadians who have received mixed vaccines as ‘completely vaccinated’ at a foreigner.
The United States has been reluctant to allow the administration of the Modarana vaccine, followed by the Pfizer-Bioentech vaccine or vice versa. Also, many European countries do not recognize the Oxford-Astrogenene vaccine made in India at the Serum Institute, which affects Canadians who obtain this product. Several cruise lines also said they would not accept passengers with mixed vaccine status on board.
Mr. Hajdu’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.To me Rempel Garner.
Among Canadians who received two different vaccines were Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Christiaan Freeland – the first-dose Oxford-AstraZeneca and the second Moderna. OmTo me Freeland said last week that the advice for Canadians to take mixed doses was science-based, and she also cited research that giving two different doses would offer superior protection.
“As finance minister, I attended the G20 summit in Italy earlier this month and my mixed vaccine status was definitely recognized there,” she told reporters in a virtual speech. In the Whitehorse.