On 16th September 2021, Health Canada decided to rename Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca vaccines. 

The vaccines of these pharmaceutical companies will not be labeled as their brand names, but the new names agreed with the manufacturing pharmaceutical companies.  

The new name received approval under an interim order that expired on 18th September. 

Comirnaty, The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID Vaccine

What is the meaning of Comirnaty?

Pfizer vaccine in Canada will now be called Comirnaty. As per the pharmaceutical company, the name is a combination of COVID-10, mRNA, community, and immunity. 

Who is Pfizer?

Pfizer is an American multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnological company. The pharmaceutical company develops and produces medicines and vaccines for immunology, neurology, endocrinology, oncology, and cardiology.  

When was the Pfizer Comirnaty vaccine launched?

The Pfizer vaccine received approval on 09th December 2020. 

Why has the Pfizer vaccine been renamed?

The Pfizer vaccine was renamed a standard measure to outdo the vaccine hesitancy associated with the jabs; the Pfizer vaccine has been linked with “very rare” instances of side effects.

When will the new name kick in?

The new name of the vaccine will be effective on 18th September 2021. 

SpikeVax, Moderna COVID Vaccine

New Name for Moderna COVID Vaccine

Pfizer vaccine in Canada will now be called SpikeVax. Health Canada has approved the new name. 

Who is Moderna?

Moderna is an American multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnological company. The company focuses mainly on medicines made of RNA or mRNA. The company’s motto is to build the industry’s leading mRNA technology platform. 

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When was the Moderna vaccine launched?

The vaccine received approval on 23rd December 2020. 

Why has the vaccine been renamed?

The vaccine was renamed a standard measure to outdo the vaccine hesitancy associated with the jabs; the Moderna vaccine has been linked with “very rare” instances of side effects.

When will the new name kick in?

The new name of the vaccine will be effective on 18th September 2021.

Vaxzevria, AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine (Oxford Vaccine) 

New Name for AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine

AstraZeneca (Oxford) vaccine in Canada will now be called Vaxzevria. Health Canada has approved the new name. 

Who is AstraZeneca?

AstraZeneca is a British-Sweden multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnological company. The pharmaceutical company has a portfolio of products for various diseases, including neuroscience, respiratory, inflammation, oncology, gastrointestinal infection, and cardiology.  

When was their vaccine launched?

The vaccine received approval on 26th February 2021. 

Why has the vaccine been renamed?

The vaccine was renamed a standard measure to outdo the vaccine hesitancy associated with the jabs; the AstraZeneca vaccine has been linked with “very rare” instances of side effects.

When will the new name kick in?

The new name of the vaccine will be effective on 18th September 2021.

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