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    FRANK LEO & ASSOCIATES

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    Vaccinated Canadians Abroad are Frustrated for Being Left out of New Entry Rules

    Some people who received Russian, Chinese, or other vaccines may not be able to benefit from the easing of 14-day quarantine. Many Canadians that were overseas during the pandemic were offered other vaccines and did not hesitate to receive them. 

    A 36-year-old teacher from Calgary and her husband were offered the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine. Their response was “it’s available to us let’s get it, a vaccine is a vaccine.” The teacher and her family have now been abroad for 2 years and desperately want to get home. With falling COVID-19 case counts and loosened restrictions they thought now may be the right time. 

    The issue is the eased restrictions made it easier for Canadians who have an Ottawa-approved vaccine to enter the country. It does not include Canadians like the teacher from Calgary who has a vaccine that is not on Canada’s list. 

    The vaccines on the list and approved by Health Canada are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca-Oxford, and Janssen. Even though Sinopharm is not on Canada’s list the World Health Organization has approved Sinopharm for use. 

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