Health Canada authorizes new names for COVID-19 vaccines

TORONTO — Health Canada has authorized brand name changes for three COVID-19 vaccines.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will now be named Comirnaty, the Moderna vaccine will be named SpikeVax, and the AstraZeneca vaccine will be named Vaxzevria, Health Canada said in a tweet Thursday.

These are only name changes. There are no changes to the vaccines themselves,” the agency tweeted.

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