Hajdu defends accepting only Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccines in changes to travel measures

Health Minister Patty Hajdu defended the decision to only allow fully-vaccinated non-essential travellers to be able to enter Canada from the U.S. on Aug. 9 and other countries on Sept. 7 only if they have a Health Canada-authorized vaccine. Hajdu said they are monitoring data with other vaccines the World Health Organization has approved, but they are protecting the gains made by Canada with the doses they have approved.

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