New study to monitor COVID-19 illness and vaccine safety, effectiveness in children and youth in Canada

MONTREAL, June 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Government of Canada, through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) and Vaccine Surveillance Reference Group (VSRG), is supporting a new pan-Canadian study that will monitor the effects of illness from COVID-19, as well as the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in children and youth. Approximately $1.8 million is being invested in this research project.

The vaccines being administered to guard against COVID-19 have...