Covid live news: Germany to build vaccine reserves for future pandemics; EU adds Japan to safe travel list

Reserve capacity to number around 600-700m doses per year to help fight future pandemics; EU ambassadors agree to add Japan to safe list

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Canada’s chief medical officers have said the country should seek to administer second Covid vaccine doses as soon as possible as inoculation supply rises and variants spread, according to a statement.

As Reuters reports, Canada delayed second doses for up to 16 weeks as it pushed to get first shots into peoples’ arms.

Given Canada’s current and projected vaccine supply, second doses should be offered as soon as possible, with priority given to those at highest risk of severe illness and death from Covid-19.

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