Supriya Sharma

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Supriya Sharma said : “This means that based on reports, approximately four in a million, or one in 250,000 people, who received the vaccine reported this side effect,” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Health Canada still considers the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine to outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19," External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We still have Heparin on the market," "We still use it for prevention. We use it in syringes, for example, to prevent clots, even though there might be alternatives to it" External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Our best advice to Canadians is always the same but possibly more urgent now than ever, with cases of COVID-19 increasing across Canada," "Get whichever vaccine is available to you. It's that simple. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the longer you're not protected" External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “This means that based on reports, approximately four in a million, or one in 250,000 people, who received the vaccine reported this side effect,” External link

cknw Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Get whatever vaccine's available to you – it's that simple,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We continue to encourage you to get the first vaccine that is offered to you,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Health Canada still considers the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine to outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We still have Heparin on the market," "We still use it for prevention. We use it in syringes, for example, to prevent clots, even though there might be alternatives to it" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Our best advice to Canadians is always the same but possibly more urgent now than ever, with cases of COVID-19 increasing across Canada," "Get whichever vaccine is available to you. It's that simple. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the longer you're not protected" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Health Canada still considers the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine to outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We still have Heparin on the market," "We still use it for prevention. We use it in syringes, for example, to prevent clots, even though there might be alternatives to it" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Our best advice to Canadians is always the same but possibly more urgent now than ever, with cases of COVID-19 increasing across Canada," "Get whichever vaccine is available to you. It's that simple. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the longer you're not protected" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Health Canada still considers the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine to outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We still have Heparin on the market,” “We still use it for prevention. We use it in syringes, for example, to prevent clots, even though there might be alternatives to it” External link

cp24 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Our best advice to Canadians is always the same but possibly more urgent now than ever, with cases of COVID-19 increasing across Canada,” “Get whichever vaccine is available to you. It's that simple. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the longer you're not protected” External link

cp24 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Health Canada still considers the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine to outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We still have Heparin on the market," "We still use it for prevention. We use it in syringes, for example, to prevent clots, even though there might be alternatives to it" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Our best advice to Canadians is always the same but possibly more urgent now than ever, with cases of COVID-19 increasing across Canada," "Get whichever vaccine is available to you. It's that simple. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the longer you're not protected" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Get whatever vaccine is available to you. It's that simple. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the longer you're not protected," "We know the risks of getting these side effects from the vaccine are very rare" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It is difficult to wrap your head around these abstract numbers and relative risks. We understand that," "The risk of regular clots with COVID is much, much higher and it's much, much higher than having this very severe clot" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "With any of these changes in terms of how the vaccines are used, the companies have to come to Health Canada, give us the data," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “At this point in time, we, of course, believe that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine continue to outweigh the risks,” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There really is still a use for the vaccine,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Health Canada has previously communicated on an ongoing assessment of very rare adverse events reported in Europe of blood clots with low platelets occurring after immunization with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” External link

680news Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I think we knew that … we had a virus that was going to be transmissible, that could be causing significant respiratory disease, and that there would be an interest in therapies and vaccines definitely, very early on,” External link

citynews-ca Sunday, March 28, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "I think we knew that ... we had a virus that was going to be transmissible, that could be causing significant respiratory disease, and that there would be an interest in therapies and vaccines definitely, very early on," External link

barrie Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "I think we knew that ... we had a virus that was going to be transmissible, that could be causing significant respiratory disease, and that there would be an interest in therapies and vaccines definitely, very early on," External link

ctvnews Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I think we knew that … we had a virus that was going to be transmissible, that could be causing significant respiratory disease, and that there would be an interest in therapies and vaccines definitely, very early on,” External link

680news Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "I think we knew that ... we had a virus that was going to be transmissible, that could be causing significant respiratory disease, and that there would be an interest in therapies and vaccines definitely, very early on," External link

timescolonist Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:51:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I think we knew that … we had a virus that was going to be transmissible, that could be causing significant respiratory disease, and that there would be an interest in therapies and vaccines definitely, very early on,” External link

680news Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There have been some studies to show there may be a bit more of a drop-off on immunity and protection after a certain point in time in certain groups, such as people that are elderly or have compromised immune systems,” External link

montrealgazette Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I am waiting eagerly, anticipating and waiting my turn to get vaccinated as well, and when that time comes I will be rolling up my sleeve to take any of the authorized vaccines… I think it's understandable, completely understandable that people have questions, but the same thing that we say to you is the same thing that I've said to my family members when they're making their decisions,” “We want to make sure that people that are lining up to get vaccinated, or making those decisions, have as much confidence in the process as we do… We want to make sure that people do get their vaccines, get them as soon as possible. And the sooner we can get vaccinated, the sooner that we can get back to a closer to normal existence” External link

ctvnews Friday, March 26, 2021 4:34:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "I think it does make sense that we potentially have a more nuanced recommendation around that delayed second dose, but those conversations are ongoing," External link

ctvnews Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I think it does make sense that we potentially have a more nuanced recommendation around that delayed second dose, but those conversations are ongoing,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “even the most effective vaccine only works if people trust it and agree to receive it” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will look at the complete data package (from the U.S.) sometime in April, and will assess and communicate the results," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will look at the complete data package (from the US) sometime in April, and will assess and communicate the results," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will look at the complete data package (from the U.S.) sometime in April, and will assess and communicate the results," External link

wsau Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will look at the complete data package (from the U.S.) sometime in April, and will assess and communicate the results," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will look at the complete data package (from the U.S.) sometime in April, and will assess and communicate the results," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will look at the complete data package (from the U.S.) sometime in April, and will assess and communicate the results," External link

cp24 Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Now with the emergence of variants and because they are more transmissible, I think a lot of people are adjusting those numbers up towards more like 85 per cent, or even potentially 90 per cent coverage to achieve herd immunity," "Certainly it's a moving target, because as we know, the virus and its transmissibility and how contagious it is, is changing," External link

barrie Friday, March 19, 2021 3:29:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Now with the emergence of variants and because they are more transmissible, I think a lot of people are adjusting those numbers up towards more like 85 per cent, or even potentially 90 per cent coverage to achieve herd immunity," "Certainly it's a moving target, because as we know, the virus and its transmissibility and how contagious it is, is changing," External link

ctvnews Friday, March 19, 2021 2:16:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It's not inconceivable that we might have some data in the summer, and potentially by the end of this calendar year we might have some indications in children, but that's still pretty optimistic," External link

CBC Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "I think that timeline may be a bit optimistic," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I think that timeline may be a bit optimistic,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "There's not a good biological explanation about why a vaccine of this type, injected into a muscle, would cause that kind of adverse event," External link

CBC Saturday, March 13, 2021 5:39:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "There's not a good biological explanation about why a vaccine of this type, injected into a muscle, would cause that kind of adverse event," External link

barrie Saturday, March 13, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We don't want to give people the sense that as soon as you've got your vaccine, you've got this cloak of invincibility and you can never get [COVID-19]," "They're excellent, but there still is a potential risk" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 10, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While each of the vaccines Health Canada has authorized has different efficacy numbers, the reality is that you will have a greatly reduced chance of getting COVID-19 with any of the ... vaccines that have been authorized," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Almost 20 percent of the participants in the clinical trials were 65 years of age and older, and no differences in the safety or efficacy were seen compared to the younger groups,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 8, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 8, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

9news Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Canada is the first country to approve four vaccines," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don’t have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

wwlp Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don’t have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

tribtown Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don’t have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

therepublic Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don’t have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

beaumontenterprise Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:21:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Assessing all the data, we concluded that there was strong evidence that showed that the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks,” External link

cp24 Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:23:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

hjnews Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:24:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "The efficacy rate does not mean that following vaccination with a vaccine with 66 per cent efficacy, that you will have a 34 per cent chance of contracting COVID-19," "While each of the vaccines Health Canada has authorized has different efficacy numbers, the reality is that you will have a greatly reduced chance of getting COVID-19 with any of the ... vaccines that have been authorized" External link

CBC Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don’t have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, March 5, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, March 5, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "As with all COVID-19 vaccines, Health Canada authorized the Janssen one after an independent and thorough scientific review for safety, efficacy and quality," "After assessing all the data, we concluded there was strong evidence that showed the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks" External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "As with all COVID-19 vaccines, Health Canada authorized the Janssen one after an independent and thorough scientific review for safety, efficacy and quality," "After assessing all the data, we concluded there was strong evidence that showed the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks" External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 5, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma dit : «L’examen de la demande de Johnson & Johnson se déroule très bien, ça progresse et nous nous attendons à ce qu’il soit complété et qu’il y ait une décision dans les prochains jours. Je dirais d’ici environ les sept prochains jours» External link

journaldemontreal Friday, March 5, 2021 8:38:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Assessing all the data, we concluded there was strong evidence that showed the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks," External link

economictimes Friday, March 5, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma dit : "L'examen de la demande de Johnson & Johnson se déroule très bien, ça progresse et nous nous attendons à ce qu'il soit complété et qu'il y ait une décision dans les prochains jours. Je dirais d'ici environ les sept prochains jours" External link

msn-fr Friday, March 5, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Assessing all the data, we concluded there was strong evidence that showed the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Friday, March 5, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

channelnewsasia Friday, March 5, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “an independent and thorough scientific review for safety, efficacy, and quality,” External link

ctvnews Friday, March 5, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The efficacy rate does not mean that following vaccination with a vaccine with 66 per cent efficacy, that you will have a 34 per cent chance of contracting COVID-19,” External link

ctvnews Friday, March 5, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “an independent and thorough scientific review for safety, efficacy, and quality,” External link

barrie Friday, March 5, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The efficacy rate does not mean that following vaccination with a vaccine with 66 per cent efficacy, that you will have a 34 per cent chance of contracting COVID-19,” External link

barrie Friday, March 5, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Assessing all the data, we concluded there was strong evidence that showed the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks,” External link

reuters-af Friday, March 5, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma dit : "L'examen de la demande de Johnson & Johnson se déroule très bien, ça progresse et nous nous attendons à ce qu'il soit complété et qu'il y ait une décision dans les prochains jours. Je dirais d'ici environ les sept prochains jours" External link

lexpress Friday, March 5, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The review of the Johnson & Johnson submission is going very well,” “It’s progressing and we are expected to have that completed in the next few days, or within the next seven days or so” External link

680news Friday, March 5, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s really important that people know that this is going to be changing. We’re in this place now where we have multiple vaccines that are authorized, we have huge mass vaccination campaigns that are ongoing around the world, and the responsible thing to do is to make sure that we get all that information and incorporate that into our decision making,” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, March 5, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "So a virus is not going to mutate as much when it can't replicate," External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "The messaging would be simpler if we had one set of data and we had one message and it never changed, but that's not what science does," External link

CBC Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “So a virus is not going to mutate as much when it can’t replicate,” External link

globalnews Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The review of the Johnson & Johnson submission is going very well,” “It’s progressing and we are expected to have that completed in the next few days, or within the next seven days or so” External link

680news Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “In the real world we’re starting to see evidence from other countries that have delayed that second dose ‘Oh, it looks like they still have a really good effectiveness.’ We have lab studies that show it’s unlikely that immune response will drop off,” External link

tribtown Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “In the real world we’re starting to see evidence from other countries that have delayed that second dose ‘Oh, it looks like they still have a really good effectiveness.’ We have lab studies that show it’s unlikely that immune response will drop off,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "In the real world we're starting to see evidence from other countries that have delayed that second dose ‘Oh, it looks like they still have a really good effectiveness.' We have lab studies that show it’s unlikely that immune response will drop off," External link

fox35orlando Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "In the real world we're starting to see evidence from other countries that have delayed that second dose 'Oh, it looks like they still have a really good effectiveness.' We have lab studies that show it's unlikely that immune response will drop off," External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “In the real world we're starting to see evidence from other countries that have delayed that second dose ‘Oh, it looks like they still have a really good effectiveness.' We have lab studies that show it’s unlikely that immune response will drop off,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “In the real world we're starting to see evidence from other countries that have delayed that second dose ‘Oh, it looks like they still have a really good effectiveness.' We have lab studies that show it’s unlikely that immune response will drop off,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:08:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : "That's why NACI says if you have two vaccines with more clinical data and real-world evidence of effectiveness in seniors, then those are the ones we should prioritize for the most vulnerable," "Maybe limit Oxford-AstraZeneca to other people for now" External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It's just a caution to not get caught up in absolute numbers that you can't compare to each other," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : "That's why NACI says if you have two vaccines with more clinical data and real-world evidence of effectiveness in seniors, then those are the ones we should prioritize for the most vulnerable," "Maybe limit Oxford-AstraZeneca to other people for now" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It's just a caution to not get caught up in absolute numbers that you can't compare to each other," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : “That’s why NACI says if you have two vaccines with more clinical data and real-world evidence of effectiveness in seniors, then those are the ones we should prioritize for the most vulnerable,” “Maybe limit Oxford-AstraZeneca to other people for now” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : “Others would say: ‘You know what? We need to just move ahead and and give it to everyone because speed is of the essence.’” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s just a caution to not get caught up in absolute numbers that you can’t compare to each other,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma explained : "When we look across all the vaccines, the major five that are under review and authorized, if you look at that subsection that matters most — severe disease, hospitalizations, dying of COVID-19 — all of these vaccines are equally protective," External link

CBC Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma wrote : "every dose of the vaccine that comes off the production lines meets quality standards," External link

CBC Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : "In terms of the committee meeting that the FDA had, we had observers there as well, so all of that helps make for a more efficient review," External link

CBC Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : "If a vaccine is only only dose, then that makes it easier for administration. You don't have to do the followup to record people and track them down to get the second dose," External link

CBC Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Each vaccine has unique characteristics and Health Canada’s review has confirmed that the benefits of the viral vector-based vaccine, as with the other authorized vaccines, outweigh their potential risks,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “For all intents and purposes they’re the same vaccine,” “There are some slight differences in terms of manufacturing and the places that they are manufactured are different. The analogy is a bit like the recipe _ so the recipe for the vaccine is the same, but they’re manufactured in different kitchens” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “For all intents and purposes they’re the same vaccine,” “There are some slight differences in terms of manufacturing and the places that they are manufactured are different. The analogy is a bit like the recipe — so the recipe for the vaccine is the same, but they’re manufactured in different kitchens” External link

cknw Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Each vaccine has unique characteristics and Health Canada’s review has confirmed that the benefits of the viral vector-based vaccine, as with the other authorized vaccines, outweigh their potential risks,” External link

680news Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “For all intents and purposes they’re the same vaccine,” “There are some slight differences in terms of manufacturing and the places that they are manufactured are different. The analogy is a bit like the recipe _ so the recipe for the vaccine is the same, but they’re manufactured in different kitchens” External link

680news Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “For all intents and purposes they’re the same vaccine,” “There are some slight differences in terms of manufacturing and the places that they are manufactured are different. The analogy is a bit like the recipe — so the recipe for the vaccine is the same, but they’re manufactured in different kitchens” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We're starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Each vaccine has unique characteristics and Health Canada’s review has confirmed that the benefits of the viral vector-based vaccine, as with the other authorized vaccines, outweigh their potential risks,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “For all intents and purposes they’re the same vaccine,” “There are some slight differences in terms of manufacturing and the places that they are manufactured are different. The analogy is a bit like the recipe – so the recipe for the vaccine is the same, but they’re manufactured in different kitchens” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

wkbn Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "in line with the other major regulators," External link

japantoday Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We're starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective," External link

startribune Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

seattlepi Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We're starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 26, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We're starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective," External link

startribune Friday, February 26, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “in line with the other major regulators,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 26, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

seattlepi Friday, February 26, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

suntimes Friday, February 26, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

eagletribune Friday, February 26, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

wkbn Friday, February 26, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If there is a vaccine and it’s been authorized by Health Canada, it means that it’s met standards,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 26, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The number of cases of people that died from COVID-19 that got vaccine was zero. The number of people that were hospitalized because their COVID-19 disease was so severe was zero. The number of people that died because of an adverse event or an effect of the vaccine was zero,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 26, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “in line with the other major regulators,” External link

reuters-af Friday, February 26, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you look across all the clinical trials of the tens of thousands of people who were involved, the number of cases of people who died from COVID-19 that got vaccines was zero," "The number of people that were hospitalized because their COVID-19 disease was so severe was zero. The number of people that died because of an adverse event or effect of the vaccine was zero" External link

CBC Friday, February 26, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “Currently we’re still going back and forth with the company with respect to some data. We’ve just had some conversations with them today. It is in the final stages,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma explained : “Herd immunity is the number of people that need to have immunity to protect people that are within the herd that do not have immunity…when we were first looking at (COVID-19), I think we were looking at estimates of around 60 to 70 per cent that we would require being vaccinated (to achieve herd immunity),” “Now with the emergence of variants and because they are more transmissible, I think a lot of people are adjusting those numbers up, towards more like 85 per cent, or even potentially 90 per cent coverage to achieve herd immunity” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:30:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma explained : “Herd immunity is the number of people that need to have immunity to protect people that are within the herd that do not have immunity…when we were first looking at (COVID-19), I think we were looking at estimates of around 60 to 70 per cent that we would require being vaccinated (to achieve herd immunity),” “Now with the emergence of variants and because they are more transmissible, I think a lot of people are adjusting those numbers up, towards more like 85 per cent, or even potentially 90 per cent coverage to achieve herd immunity” External link

cknw Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "That review is ongoing. It is in the final stages and the length of time that that takes is really dependent on a number of factors," External link

CBC Monday, February 22, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It's complicated. We know that we've got different regulators looking at the same data for AstraZeneca and are making different decisions based on the science. That's why this is taking a little bit longer than the ones we've done before," "We're going back and forth with the company," External link

CBC Monday, February 22, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We will continue to monitor it,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Based on its assessment, Health Canada has determined that each vial will reliably contain six doses of vaccine plus the sufficient overfill volume when proper technique is used,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Based on its assessment, Health Canada has determined that each vial will reliably contain six doses of vaccine plus the sufficient overfill volume when proper technique is used,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Based on its assessment, Health Canada has determined that each vial will reliably contain six doses of vaccine plus the sufficient overfill volume when proper technique is used," External link

barrie Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Based on its assessment, Health Canada has determined that each vial will reliably contain six doses of vaccine plus the sufficient overfill volume when proper technique is used," External link

cp24 Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Based on its assessment, Health Canada has determined that each vial will reliably contain six doses of vaccine plus the sufficient overfill volume when proper technique is used," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We will continue to monitor it,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We will continue to monitor it,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Based on its assessment, Health Canada has determined that each vial will reliably contain six doses of vaccine plus the sufficient overfill volume when proper technique is used," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "In order to extract a sixth dose reliably and consistently, a specialized syringe should be used," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Health Canada had previously been informed that it had been possible in some circumstances to obtain a sixth dose from each via,” External link

680news Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "In order to extract a sixth dose reliably and consistently, a specialized syringe should be used," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There are still some questions to be sorted through before we make a final decision,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:30:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "There haven't been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we've seen in the clinical trials," External link

CBC Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There haven’t been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we’ve seen in the clinical trials,” External link

cknw Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "There haven't been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we've seen in the clinical trials," External link

timescolonist Friday, January 8, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "There haven't been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we've seen in the clinical trials," External link

barrie Friday, January 8, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There haven’t been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we’ve seen in the clinical trials,” External link

globalnews Friday, January 8, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Based on the studies so far, there isn’t any evidence of a specific risk for pregnant women, but the issue again is kind of the lack of data,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 8, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "There haven't been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we've seen in the clinical trials," External link

ctvnews Friday, January 8, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There haven’t been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we’ve seen in the clinical trials,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, January 8, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Based on the studies so far, there isn’t any evidence of a specific risk for pregnant women, but the issue again is kind of the lack of data,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Based on the studies so far, there isn’t any evidence of a specific risk for pregnant women, but the issue again is kind of the lack of data,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 1, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "So we would recommend that the second dose be given," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Since many Canadians live outside major urban areas, this vaccine can be used in communities that haven’t had access to COVID-19 vaccines to date,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Since many Canadians live outside major urban areas, this vaccine can be used in communities that haven't had access to COVID-19 vaccines to date," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Since many Canadians live outside major urban areas, this vaccine can be used in communities that haven't had access to COVID-19 vaccines to date," External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Now that a second vaccine is authorized for use in Canada, I know people want to know when they will receive it,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “While there is a light at the end of the tunnel, we know there are still challenges ahead,” “And we must all do our best to continue following public health guidelines this holiday season and in the new year” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The answer to that was no,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, December 21, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "The answer to that was no," External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 20, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The answer to that was no,” External link

citynews-ca Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "The answer to that was no," External link

cp24 Sunday, December 20, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The answer to that was no,” External link

680news Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "The answer to that was no," External link

timescolonist Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “In the spring is when we’re really going to see some more studies up and running in the younger age groups,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Based on the studies so far, there isn’t any evidence of a specific risk for pregnant women, but the issue again is the lack of data,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It does look promising and it does look positive,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It does look promising and it does look positive,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It does look promising and it does look positive,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It does look promising and it does look positive," External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It does look promising and it does look positive," External link

barrie Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It does look promising and it does look positive,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It does look promising and it does look positive,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It does look promising and it does look positive," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It does look promising and it does look positive,” External link

680news Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s really important to say that as we monitor the vaccines, adverse event reports will come up,” External link

cknw Monday, December 14, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” External link

independent-UK Monday, December 14, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s really important to say that as we monitor the vaccines, adverse event reports will come up,” External link

globalnews Monday, December 14, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” “But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated” External link

GulfDailyNews Monday, December 14, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” “But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated” External link

tribune Monday, December 14, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

japantoday Monday, December 14, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 14, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” “But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 14, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

trust Monday, December 14, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” “But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated” External link

news18 Monday, December 14, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” “But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, December 14, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

channelnewsasia Monday, December 14, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Our reviewers are reviewing the [Moderna] vaccine, and the planning is taking place simultaneously so that everyone is ready when an authorization comes and the company is able to ship quickly — that the whole system is ready to be able to distribute and administer the vaccine," External link

CBC Monday, December 14, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We have some additional information on manufacturing of the Moderna vaccine that's expected to come in sort of mid, late this week," "We will be in a better place to give more accurate predictions in terms of the ending of the review once we get that information in" External link

CBC Monday, December 14, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

channelnewsasia Monday, December 14, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Our reviewers are reviewing the [Moderna] vaccine, and the planning is taking place simultaneously so that everyone is ready when an authorization comes and the company is able to ship quickly — that the whole system is ready to be able to distribute and administer the vaccine," External link

CBC Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We have some additional information on manufacturing of the Moderna vaccine that's expected to come in sort of mid, late this week," "We will be in a better place to give more accurate predictions in terms of the ending of the review once we get that information in" External link

CBC Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

smh Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” “But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated” External link

ara-reuters Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

watoday Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “So it wasn’t a significant finding in the trials. However, we know that with all vaccines there’s a risk of allergic reactions,” External link

globalnews Saturday, December 12, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s an exceptional day for Canada,” “In a year where we haven’t had a lot of good news, this is a bit of good news. And I think we should take a moment to acknowledge that — and then we’re all going to get back to work” External link

cknw Friday, December 11, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I mean, the geek in me is amazed. No one would have thought, even when we looked back at the first discovery of the virus, that less than a year later we’d be authorizing and then distributing a vaccine,” External link

cknw Friday, December 11, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s an exceptional day for Canada,” “In a year where we haven’t had a lot of good news, this is a bit of good news. And I think we should take a moment to acknowledge that — and then we’re all going to get back to work” External link

globalnews Friday, December 11, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I mean, the geek in me is amazed. No one would have thought, even when we looked back at the first discovery of the virus, that less than a year later we’d be authorizing and then distributing a vaccine,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 11, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s a testament to the work of regulators internationally,” External link

pri Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We are always on the lookout for more serious adverse events," "It is still a vaccine and there are potential risks even if they are rare. That's why it's important that we still continue to monitor it" External link

CBC Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : “We have three more vaccines under review,” “Out of those three the Moderna is definitely the one that’s furthest advanced” External link

680news Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : ''The geek in me is amazed. No one would have thought, even when we looked back at the first discovery of the virus, that less than a year later we would be authorizing and distributing a vaccine.'' External link

koreatimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s a testament to the work of regulators internationally,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s a testament to the work of regulators internationally,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The geek in me is amazed,” “No one would have thought even when we looked back at the first discovery of the virus that less than a year later we’d be authorizing and then distributing a vaccine” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “The authorization is for people over the age of 16,” External link

cknw Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I mean, the geek in me is amazed. No one would have thought, even when we looked back at the first discovery of the virus, that less than a year later we’d be authorizing and then distributing a vaccine,” “It’s an exceptional day for Canada” External link

cknw Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We know that the vaccine seems to be quite effective, at a level of about 95 per cent in the data that we’ve seen so far. The question will be then — when we continue to follow those patients — whether or not people need to be re-vaccinated at any point in time,” “I have to say so far, from the data, it does look like that immunity is continuing. And certainly from some of the earlier animal data in the pre-clinical trials, it looks like it is conferring longer-range immunity. But that’s something that’s an ongoing question” External link

cknw Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “In a year where we haven’t had a lot of good news, this is a bit of good news,” “I think we should take a moment to acknowledge that — and then we’re all going to get back to work” External link

cknw Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s a testament to the work of regulators internationally,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s a testament to the work of regulators internationally,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s an exceptional day for Canada,” “In a year where we haven’t had a lot of good news, this is a bit of good news. And I think we should take a moment to acknowledge that — and then we’re all going to get back to work” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We concluded that there was strong evidence supporting that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks,” “We know that even the best vaccines will only be effective if people trust them, and ultimately agree to receive them. An important part of building trust is openness and transparency, ensuring that people have as much information as possible, to help them make informed decisions for themselves and for those they care for,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It just so happened we got the last piece of information late last night, people worked at it, they were up early this morning to get it ready… that's why we're announcing today,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s an exceptional day for Canada,” “In a year where we haven’t had a lot of good news, this is a bit of good news. And I think we should take a moment to acknowledge that — and then we’re all going to get back to work” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We go through all of that to see if it actually meets our standards for safety, efficacy, quality," "We need to make sure that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the potential risks and that we know that it's being made in at a licensed place that's up to standards and up to code" External link

CBC Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Reviewing a vaccine submission can consist of hundreds of thousands of pages of data, takes on average 2,000 person-hours, each vaccine review typically involves a team of seven to 12 reviewers,” External link

ctvnews Friday, December 4, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Reviewing a vaccine submission can consist of hundreds of thousands of pages of data, takes on average 2,000 person-hours, each vaccine review typically involves a team of seven to 12 reviewers,” External link

barrie Friday, December 4, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Reviewing a vaccine submission can consist of hundreds of thousands of pages of data, takes on average 2,000 person-hours, each vaccine review typically involves a team of seven to 12 reviewers,” External link

ctvnews Friday, December 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It's a bit difficult to say exactly the day, because we're still getting, as we said, information submitted by the company," External link

CBC Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We're all Canadians as well, we know that the vaccine will be a really important part of our fight against COVID and getting us back to somewhere close to normal," "But we will not make any decision until the science says that it meets those criteria" External link

CBC Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Things have been progressing really well, and we’re expecting within the next week to 10 days to be making a final decision,” External link

wsau Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There are multiple things happening at the same time. Health Canada, on the regulatory side, we’re doing our review. The companies that have already finished their clinical trials are working to do their manufacturing. The really complicated part of the vaccine manufacturing process is when they’re doing that scale-up, and they’re doing that now,” “And then it’s the matter of what their volumes are going to be and which volumes are going to which country. So all of that is being determined as we speak, and I think it’s really challenging for anyone, regardless of where they are in the world, to commit to the exact dates” External link

globalnews Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While significant time and resources are being devoted to expediting the scientific review of COVID-19 vaccines, the decision on whether they will be authorized will ultimately depend on assessment of the data, including the complete information from clinical trials, which is still coming in," External link

barrie Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While we are working hard to give Canadians access to COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible, we will not compromise our safety, efficacy and quality standards. Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is our top priority," External link

barrie Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While significant time and resources are being devoted to expediting the scientific review of COVID-19 vaccines, the decision on whether they will be authorized will ultimately depend on assessment of the data, including the complete information from clinical trials, which is still coming in," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While we are working hard to give Canadians access to COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible, we will not compromise our safety, efficacy and quality standards. Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is our top priority," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While significant time and resources are being devoted to expediting the scientific review of COVID-19 vaccines, the decision on whether they will be authorized will ultimately depend on assessment of the data, including the complete information from clinical trials, which is still coming in," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While we are working hard to give Canadians access to COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible, we will not compromise our safety, efficacy and quality standards. Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is our top priority," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We're on track to make decisions on similar timelines," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

ctvnews Friday, November 27, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

ctvnews Friday, November 27, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

ctvnews Friday, November 27, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We will only authorize a vaccine if its benefits outweigh its risks,” External link

680news Friday, November 27, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We will only authorize a vaccine if its benefits outweigh its risks,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 27, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will only authorize a vaccine if its benefits outweigh its risks," External link

tricitynews Friday, November 27, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will only authorize a vaccine if its benefits outweigh its risks," External link

timescolonist Friday, November 27, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re basically looking at the same data packages, we have very similar authorization pathways that are available for public health emergencies,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

barrie Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We don't want to set up expectations that we might not be able meet. We're working flat out," External link

CBC Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “This is what our vaccine reviewers do day in and day out,” “They make these assessments of the data around benefits, risks and uncertainties and determine whether or not something should be authorized” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “This is what our vaccine reviewers do day in and day out,” “They make these assessments of the data around benefits, risks and uncertainties and determine whether or not something should be authorized” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : “There’s a lot of information that’s not accurate,” “There’s just such a volume of information coming at people. I think it’s awesome and challenging to find out what’s trustworthy information, versus something that people are just sending around” External link

cknw Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We are looking at ways to expedite that and make it more efficient but again we cannot compromise on the safety and effictiveness and the quality of those tests,” External link

ctvnews Friday, October 2, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "You have to have a company that has a willingness to submit to Canada, but most importantly, has the capacity to produce those devices," "As soon as we're aware of a company that may be manufacturing a device and marketing it internationally … we do have staff that would reach out" External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "You have to have a company that has a willingness to submit to Canada, but most importantly, has the capacity to produce those devices," "As soon as we're aware of a company that may be manufacturing a device and marketing it internationally … we do have staff that would reach out" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "A test that doesn't meet this criteria could have devastating consequences for Canadians," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We can absolutely understand that they're frustrated when they're either subject to a lot of questions that they feel may be intrusive or they feel that they're being rejected when they're trying to do the right thing," External link

CBC Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We can absolutely understand that they're frustrated when they're either subject to a lot of questions that they feel may be intrusive or they feel that they're being rejected when they're trying to do the right thing," External link

CBC Saturday, August 3, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : “Everything revolved around him. Be it marketing or HR, every single person brought into The Asian Age was hired by him. He decided what happened, who got what designation and who got what salary,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT



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Supriya Sharma said : “This means that based on reports, approximately four in a million, or one in 250,000 people, who received the vaccine reported this side effect,” External link

globalnews Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Health Canada still considers the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine to outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19," External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We still have Heparin on the market," "We still use it for prevention. We use it in syringes, for example, to prevent clots, even though there might be alternatives to it" External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Our best advice to Canadians is always the same but possibly more urgent now than ever, with cases of COVID-19 increasing across Canada," "Get whichever vaccine is available to you. It's that simple. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the longer you're not protected" External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “This means that based on reports, approximately four in a million, or one in 250,000 people, who received the vaccine reported this side effect,” External link

cknw Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Get whatever vaccine's available to you – it's that simple,” External link

barrie Thursday, April 15, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We continue to encourage you to get the first vaccine that is offered to you,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, April 15, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Health Canada still considers the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine to outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19," External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We still have Heparin on the market," "We still use it for prevention. We use it in syringes, for example, to prevent clots, even though there might be alternatives to it" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Our best advice to Canadians is always the same but possibly more urgent now than ever, with cases of COVID-19 increasing across Canada," "Get whichever vaccine is available to you. It's that simple. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the longer you're not protected" External link

barrie Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:40:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Health Canada still considers the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine to outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We still have Heparin on the market," "We still use it for prevention. We use it in syringes, for example, to prevent clots, even though there might be alternatives to it" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Our best advice to Canadians is always the same but possibly more urgent now than ever, with cases of COVID-19 increasing across Canada," "Get whichever vaccine is available to you. It's that simple. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the longer you're not protected" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:33:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Health Canada still considers the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine to outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We still have Heparin on the market,” “We still use it for prevention. We use it in syringes, for example, to prevent clots, even though there might be alternatives to it” External link

cp24 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Our best advice to Canadians is always the same but possibly more urgent now than ever, with cases of COVID-19 increasing across Canada,” “Get whichever vaccine is available to you. It's that simple. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the longer you're not protected” External link

cp24 Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:29:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Health Canada still considers the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine to outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We still have Heparin on the market," "We still use it for prevention. We use it in syringes, for example, to prevent clots, even though there might be alternatives to it" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Our best advice to Canadians is always the same but possibly more urgent now than ever, with cases of COVID-19 increasing across Canada," "Get whichever vaccine is available to you. It's that simple. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the longer you're not protected" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:27:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Get whatever vaccine is available to you. It's that simple. The longer you wait to get vaccinated, the longer you're not protected," "We know the risks of getting these side effects from the vaccine are very rare" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It is difficult to wrap your head around these abstract numbers and relative risks. We understand that," "The risk of regular clots with COVID is much, much higher and it's much, much higher than having this very severe clot" External link

CBC Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:04:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "With any of these changes in terms of how the vaccines are used, the companies have to come to Health Canada, give us the data," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “At this point in time, we, of course, believe that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine continue to outweigh the risks,” External link

cknw Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:35:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There really is still a use for the vaccine,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Health Canada has previously communicated on an ongoing assessment of very rare adverse events reported in Europe of blood clots with low platelets occurring after immunization with the AstraZeneca vaccine,” External link

680news Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I think we knew that … we had a virus that was going to be transmissible, that could be causing significant respiratory disease, and that there would be an interest in therapies and vaccines definitely, very early on,” External link

citynews-ca Sunday, March 28, 2021 5:13:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "I think we knew that ... we had a virus that was going to be transmissible, that could be causing significant respiratory disease, and that there would be an interest in therapies and vaccines definitely, very early on," External link

barrie Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:38:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "I think we knew that ... we had a virus that was going to be transmissible, that could be causing significant respiratory disease, and that there would be an interest in therapies and vaccines definitely, very early on," External link

ctvnews Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I think we knew that … we had a virus that was going to be transmissible, that could be causing significant respiratory disease, and that there would be an interest in therapies and vaccines definitely, very early on,” External link

680news Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "I think we knew that ... we had a virus that was going to be transmissible, that could be causing significant respiratory disease, and that there would be an interest in therapies and vaccines definitely, very early on," External link

timescolonist Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:51:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I think we knew that … we had a virus that was going to be transmissible, that could be causing significant respiratory disease, and that there would be an interest in therapies and vaccines definitely, very early on,” External link

680news Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There have been some studies to show there may be a bit more of a drop-off on immunity and protection after a certain point in time in certain groups, such as people that are elderly or have compromised immune systems,” External link

montrealgazette Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:09:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I am waiting eagerly, anticipating and waiting my turn to get vaccinated as well, and when that time comes I will be rolling up my sleeve to take any of the authorized vaccines… I think it's understandable, completely understandable that people have questions, but the same thing that we say to you is the same thing that I've said to my family members when they're making their decisions,” “We want to make sure that people that are lining up to get vaccinated, or making those decisions, have as much confidence in the process as we do… We want to make sure that people do get their vaccines, get them as soon as possible. And the sooner we can get vaccinated, the sooner that we can get back to a closer to normal existence” External link

ctvnews Friday, March 26, 2021 4:34:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "I think it does make sense that we potentially have a more nuanced recommendation around that delayed second dose, but those conversations are ongoing," External link

ctvnews Thursday, March 25, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I think it does make sense that we potentially have a more nuanced recommendation around that delayed second dose, but those conversations are ongoing,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “even the most effective vaccine only works if people trust it and agree to receive it” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 11:04:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will look at the complete data package (from the U.S.) sometime in April, and will assess and communicate the results," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will look at the complete data package (from the US) sometime in April, and will assess and communicate the results," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:38:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will look at the complete data package (from the U.S.) sometime in April, and will assess and communicate the results," External link

wsau Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will look at the complete data package (from the U.S.) sometime in April, and will assess and communicate the results," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will look at the complete data package (from the U.S.) sometime in April, and will assess and communicate the results," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will look at the complete data package (from the U.S.) sometime in April, and will assess and communicate the results," External link

cp24 Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:09:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Now with the emergence of variants and because they are more transmissible, I think a lot of people are adjusting those numbers up towards more like 85 per cent, or even potentially 90 per cent coverage to achieve herd immunity," "Certainly it's a moving target, because as we know, the virus and its transmissibility and how contagious it is, is changing," External link

barrie Friday, March 19, 2021 3:29:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Now with the emergence of variants and because they are more transmissible, I think a lot of people are adjusting those numbers up towards more like 85 per cent, or even potentially 90 per cent coverage to achieve herd immunity," "Certainly it's a moving target, because as we know, the virus and its transmissibility and how contagious it is, is changing," External link

ctvnews Friday, March 19, 2021 2:16:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It's not inconceivable that we might have some data in the summer, and potentially by the end of this calendar year we might have some indications in children, but that's still pretty optimistic," External link

CBC Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "I think that timeline may be a bit optimistic," External link

CBC Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I think that timeline may be a bit optimistic,” External link

cp24 Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "There's not a good biological explanation about why a vaccine of this type, injected into a muscle, would cause that kind of adverse event," External link

CBC Saturday, March 13, 2021 5:39:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "There's not a good biological explanation about why a vaccine of this type, injected into a muscle, would cause that kind of adverse event," External link

barrie Saturday, March 13, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We don't want to give people the sense that as soon as you've got your vaccine, you've got this cloak of invincibility and you can never get [COVID-19]," "They're excellent, but there still is a potential risk" External link

CBC Wednesday, March 10, 2021 2:08:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While each of the vaccines Health Canada has authorized has different efficacy numbers, the reality is that you will have a greatly reduced chance of getting COVID-19 with any of the ... vaccines that have been authorized," External link

CBC Tuesday, March 9, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Almost 20 percent of the participants in the clinical trials were 65 years of age and older, and no differences in the safety or efficacy were seen compared to the younger groups,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, March 8, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, March 8, 2021 10:33:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

9news Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:57:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Canada is the first country to approve four vaccines," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:36:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don’t have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

wwlp Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:06:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don’t have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

tribtown Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:40:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don’t have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

therepublic Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don’t have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

dailyjournal Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:31:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

beaumontenterprise Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:21:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Assessing all the data, we concluded that there was strong evidence that showed that the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks,” External link

cp24 Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:23:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

hjnews Saturday, March 6, 2021 3:24:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "The efficacy rate does not mean that following vaccination with a vaccine with 66 per cent efficacy, that you will have a 34 per cent chance of contracting COVID-19," "While each of the vaccines Health Canada has authorized has different efficacy numbers, the reality is that you will have a greatly reduced chance of getting COVID-19 with any of the ... vaccines that have been authorized" External link

CBC Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:10:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don’t have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, March 5, 2021 10:34:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

bostonglobe Friday, March 5, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "As with all COVID-19 vaccines, Health Canada authorized the Janssen one after an independent and thorough scientific review for safety, efficacy and quality," "After assessing all the data, we concluded there was strong evidence that showed the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks" External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "As with all COVID-19 vaccines, Health Canada authorized the Janssen one after an independent and thorough scientific review for safety, efficacy and quality," "After assessing all the data, we concluded there was strong evidence that showed the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks" External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 9:28:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 5, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma dit : «L’examen de la demande de Johnson & Johnson se déroule très bien, ça progresse et nous nous attendons à ce qu’il soit complété et qu’il y ait une décision dans les prochains jours. Je dirais d’ici environ les sept prochains jours» External link

journaldemontreal Friday, March 5, 2021 8:38:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Assessing all the data, we concluded there was strong evidence that showed the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks," External link

economictimes Friday, March 5, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma dit : "L'examen de la demande de Johnson & Johnson se déroule très bien, ça progresse et nous nous attendons à ce qu'il soit complété et qu'il y ait une décision dans les prochains jours. Je dirais d'ici environ les sept prochains jours" External link

msn-fr Friday, March 5, 2021 8:22:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Assessing all the data, we concluded there was strong evidence that showed the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks," External link

thepeninsulaqatar Friday, March 5, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It is a reasonable recommendation. If we can get earlier doses, we don't have to wait for four months to give second doses if the supply opens up,” External link

channelnewsasia Friday, March 5, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “an independent and thorough scientific review for safety, efficacy, and quality,” External link

ctvnews Friday, March 5, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The efficacy rate does not mean that following vaccination with a vaccine with 66 per cent efficacy, that you will have a 34 per cent chance of contracting COVID-19,” External link

ctvnews Friday, March 5, 2021 7:24:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “an independent and thorough scientific review for safety, efficacy, and quality,” External link

barrie Friday, March 5, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The efficacy rate does not mean that following vaccination with a vaccine with 66 per cent efficacy, that you will have a 34 per cent chance of contracting COVID-19,” External link

barrie Friday, March 5, 2021 7:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Assessing all the data, we concluded there was strong evidence that showed the benefits of this vaccine outweigh the potential risks,” External link

reuters-af Friday, March 5, 2021 7:15:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma dit : "L'examen de la demande de Johnson & Johnson se déroule très bien, ça progresse et nous nous attendons à ce qu'il soit complété et qu'il y ait une décision dans les prochains jours. Je dirais d'ici environ les sept prochains jours" External link

lexpress Friday, March 5, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The review of the Johnson & Johnson submission is going very well,” “It’s progressing and we are expected to have that completed in the next few days, or within the next seven days or so” External link

680news Friday, March 5, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s really important that people know that this is going to be changing. We’re in this place now where we have multiple vaccines that are authorized, we have huge mass vaccination campaigns that are ongoing around the world, and the responsible thing to do is to make sure that we get all that information and incorporate that into our decision making,” External link

ottawacitizen Friday, March 5, 2021 3:04:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "So a virus is not going to mutate as much when it can't replicate," External link

CBC Friday, March 5, 2021 1:53:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "The messaging would be simpler if we had one set of data and we had one message and it never changed, but that's not what science does," External link

CBC Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “So a virus is not going to mutate as much when it can’t replicate,” External link

globalnews Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The review of the Johnson & Johnson submission is going very well,” “It’s progressing and we are expected to have that completed in the next few days, or within the next seven days or so” External link

680news Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:54:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “In the real world we’re starting to see evidence from other countries that have delayed that second dose ‘Oh, it looks like they still have a really good effectiveness.’ We have lab studies that show it’s unlikely that immune response will drop off,” External link

tribtown Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “In the real world we’re starting to see evidence from other countries that have delayed that second dose ‘Oh, it looks like they still have a really good effectiveness.’ We have lab studies that show it’s unlikely that immune response will drop off,” External link

dailyjournal Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "In the real world we're starting to see evidence from other countries that have delayed that second dose ‘Oh, it looks like they still have a really good effectiveness.' We have lab studies that show it’s unlikely that immune response will drop off," External link

fox35orlando Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:19:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "In the real world we're starting to see evidence from other countries that have delayed that second dose 'Oh, it looks like they still have a really good effectiveness.' We have lab studies that show it's unlikely that immune response will drop off," External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “In the real world we're starting to see evidence from other countries that have delayed that second dose ‘Oh, it looks like they still have a really good effectiveness.' We have lab studies that show it’s unlikely that immune response will drop off,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:44:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “In the real world we're starting to see evidence from other countries that have delayed that second dose ‘Oh, it looks like they still have a really good effectiveness.' We have lab studies that show it’s unlikely that immune response will drop off,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:08:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : "That's why NACI says if you have two vaccines with more clinical data and real-world evidence of effectiveness in seniors, then those are the ones we should prioritize for the most vulnerable," "Maybe limit Oxford-AstraZeneca to other people for now" External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It's just a caution to not get caught up in absolute numbers that you can't compare to each other," External link

barrie Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : "That's why NACI says if you have two vaccines with more clinical data and real-world evidence of effectiveness in seniors, then those are the ones we should prioritize for the most vulnerable," "Maybe limit Oxford-AstraZeneca to other people for now" External link

ctvnews Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It's just a caution to not get caught up in absolute numbers that you can't compare to each other," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : “That’s why NACI says if you have two vaccines with more clinical data and real-world evidence of effectiveness in seniors, then those are the ones we should prioritize for the most vulnerable,” “Maybe limit Oxford-AstraZeneca to other people for now” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : “Others would say: ‘You know what? We need to just move ahead and and give it to everyone because speed is of the essence.’” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s just a caution to not get caught up in absolute numbers that you can’t compare to each other,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:21:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma explained : "When we look across all the vaccines, the major five that are under review and authorized, if you look at that subsection that matters most — severe disease, hospitalizations, dying of COVID-19 — all of these vaccines are equally protective," External link

CBC Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma wrote : "every dose of the vaccine that comes off the production lines meets quality standards," External link

CBC Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : "In terms of the committee meeting that the FDA had, we had observers there as well, so all of that helps make for a more efficient review," External link

CBC Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : "If a vaccine is only only dose, then that makes it easier for administration. You don't have to do the followup to record people and track them down to get the second dose," External link

CBC Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Each vaccine has unique characteristics and Health Canada’s review has confirmed that the benefits of the viral vector-based vaccine, as with the other authorized vaccines, outweigh their potential risks,” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “For all intents and purposes they’re the same vaccine,” “There are some slight differences in terms of manufacturing and the places that they are manufactured are different. The analogy is a bit like the recipe _ so the recipe for the vaccine is the same, but they’re manufactured in different kitchens” External link

citynews-ca Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “For all intents and purposes they’re the same vaccine,” “There are some slight differences in terms of manufacturing and the places that they are manufactured are different. The analogy is a bit like the recipe — so the recipe for the vaccine is the same, but they’re manufactured in different kitchens” External link

cknw Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Each vaccine has unique characteristics and Health Canada’s review has confirmed that the benefits of the viral vector-based vaccine, as with the other authorized vaccines, outweigh their potential risks,” External link

680news Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “For all intents and purposes they’re the same vaccine,” “There are some slight differences in terms of manufacturing and the places that they are manufactured are different. The analogy is a bit like the recipe _ so the recipe for the vaccine is the same, but they’re manufactured in different kitchens” External link

680news Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “For all intents and purposes they’re the same vaccine,” “There are some slight differences in terms of manufacturing and the places that they are manufactured are different. The analogy is a bit like the recipe — so the recipe for the vaccine is the same, but they’re manufactured in different kitchens” External link

globalnews Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:43:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We're starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective," External link

arkansasonline Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:57:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Each vaccine has unique characteristics and Health Canada’s review has confirmed that the benefits of the viral vector-based vaccine, as with the other authorized vaccines, outweigh their potential risks,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “For all intents and purposes they’re the same vaccine,” “There are some slight differences in terms of manufacturing and the places that they are manufactured are different. The analogy is a bit like the recipe – so the recipe for the vaccine is the same, but they’re manufactured in different kitchens” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

wkbn Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:26:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "in line with the other major regulators," External link

japantoday Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:02:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We're starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective," External link

startribune Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

seattlepi Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:39:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We're starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, February 26, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We're starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective," External link

startribune Friday, February 26, 2021 10:57:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “in line with the other major regulators,” External link

aljazeera-en Friday, February 26, 2021 10:32:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

seattlepi Friday, February 26, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

suntimes Friday, February 26, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

eagletribune Friday, February 26, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re starting to get real world evidence. There is evidence that in older age group it would be effective,” External link

wkbn Friday, February 26, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If there is a vaccine and it’s been authorized by Health Canada, it means that it’s met standards,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 26, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The number of cases of people that died from COVID-19 that got vaccine was zero. The number of people that were hospitalized because their COVID-19 disease was so severe was zero. The number of people that died because of an adverse event or an effect of the vaccine was zero,” External link

globalnews Friday, February 26, 2021 8:28:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “in line with the other major regulators,” External link

reuters-af Friday, February 26, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you look across all the clinical trials of the tens of thousands of people who were involved, the number of cases of people who died from COVID-19 that got vaccines was zero," "The number of people that were hospitalized because their COVID-19 disease was so severe was zero. The number of people that died because of an adverse event or effect of the vaccine was zero" External link

CBC Friday, February 26, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “Currently we’re still going back and forth with the company with respect to some data. We’ve just had some conversations with them today. It is in the final stages,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:06:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma explained : “Herd immunity is the number of people that need to have immunity to protect people that are within the herd that do not have immunity…when we were first looking at (COVID-19), I think we were looking at estimates of around 60 to 70 per cent that we would require being vaccinated (to achieve herd immunity),” “Now with the emergence of variants and because they are more transmissible, I think a lot of people are adjusting those numbers up, towards more like 85 per cent, or even potentially 90 per cent coverage to achieve herd immunity” External link

globalnews Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:30:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma explained : “Herd immunity is the number of people that need to have immunity to protect people that are within the herd that do not have immunity…when we were first looking at (COVID-19), I think we were looking at estimates of around 60 to 70 per cent that we would require being vaccinated (to achieve herd immunity),” “Now with the emergence of variants and because they are more transmissible, I think a lot of people are adjusting those numbers up, towards more like 85 per cent, or even potentially 90 per cent coverage to achieve herd immunity” External link

cknw Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "That review is ongoing. It is in the final stages and the length of time that that takes is really dependent on a number of factors," External link

CBC Monday, February 22, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It's complicated. We know that we've got different regulators looking at the same data for AstraZeneca and are making different decisions based on the science. That's why this is taking a little bit longer than the ones we've done before," "We're going back and forth with the company," External link

CBC Monday, February 22, 2021 10:31:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We will continue to monitor it,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Based on its assessment, Health Canada has determined that each vial will reliably contain six doses of vaccine plus the sufficient overfill volume when proper technique is used,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Based on its assessment, Health Canada has determined that each vial will reliably contain six doses of vaccine plus the sufficient overfill volume when proper technique is used,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:25:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Based on its assessment, Health Canada has determined that each vial will reliably contain six doses of vaccine plus the sufficient overfill volume when proper technique is used," External link

barrie Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Based on its assessment, Health Canada has determined that each vial will reliably contain six doses of vaccine plus the sufficient overfill volume when proper technique is used," External link

cp24 Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Based on its assessment, Health Canada has determined that each vial will reliably contain six doses of vaccine plus the sufficient overfill volume when proper technique is used," External link

timescolonist Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We will continue to monitor it,” External link

ctvnews Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We will continue to monitor it,” External link

barrie Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Based on its assessment, Health Canada has determined that each vial will reliably contain six doses of vaccine plus the sufficient overfill volume when proper technique is used," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "In order to extract a sixth dose reliably and consistently, a specialized syringe should be used," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 9, 2021 8:01:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Health Canada had previously been informed that it had been possible in some circumstances to obtain a sixth dose from each via,” External link

680news Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:41:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "In order to extract a sixth dose reliably and consistently, a specialized syringe should be used," External link

CBC Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There are still some questions to be sorted through before we make a final decision,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, January 9, 2021 2:30:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "There haven't been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we've seen in the clinical trials," External link

CBC Saturday, January 9, 2021 1:34:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There haven’t been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we’ve seen in the clinical trials,” External link

cknw Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:44:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "There haven't been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we've seen in the clinical trials," External link

timescolonist Friday, January 8, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "There haven't been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we've seen in the clinical trials," External link

barrie Friday, January 8, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There haven’t been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we’ve seen in the clinical trials,” External link

globalnews Friday, January 8, 2021 10:19:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Based on the studies so far, there isn’t any evidence of a specific risk for pregnant women, but the issue again is kind of the lack of data,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 8, 2021 10:08:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "There haven't been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we've seen in the clinical trials," External link

ctvnews Friday, January 8, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There haven’t been any serious adverse events, or even the mild and moderate adverse events, that have been out of line or different than what we’ve seen in the clinical trials,” External link

citynews-ca Friday, January 8, 2021 8:02:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Based on the studies so far, there isn’t any evidence of a specific risk for pregnant women, but the issue again is kind of the lack of data,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Based on the studies so far, there isn’t any evidence of a specific risk for pregnant women, but the issue again is kind of the lack of data,” External link

TorontoStar Friday, January 1, 2021 7:34:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "So we would recommend that the second dose be given," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:42:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Since many Canadians live outside major urban areas, this vaccine can be used in communities that haven’t had access to COVID-19 vaccines to date,” External link

citynews-ca Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:25:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Since many Canadians live outside major urban areas, this vaccine can be used in communities that haven't had access to COVID-19 vaccines to date," External link

timescolonist Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Since many Canadians live outside major urban areas, this vaccine can be used in communities that haven't had access to COVID-19 vaccines to date," External link

cp24 Wednesday, December 23, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Now that a second vaccine is authorized for use in Canada, I know people want to know when they will receive it,” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “While there is a light at the end of the tunnel, we know there are still challenges ahead,” “And we must all do our best to continue following public health guidelines this holiday season and in the new year” External link

ottawacitizen Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:30:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The answer to that was no,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, December 21, 2020 3:13:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "The answer to that was no," External link

ctvnews Sunday, December 20, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The answer to that was no,” External link

citynews-ca Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:57:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "The answer to that was no," External link

cp24 Sunday, December 20, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The answer to that was no,” External link

680news Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:46:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "The answer to that was no," External link

timescolonist Sunday, December 20, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “In the spring is when we’re really going to see some more studies up and running in the younger age groups,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Based on the studies so far, there isn’t any evidence of a specific risk for pregnant women, but the issue again is the lack of data,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 17, 2020 2:23:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It does look promising and it does look positive,” External link

TorontoStar Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It does look promising and it does look positive,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It does look promising and it does look positive,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, December 15, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It does look promising and it does look positive," External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It does look promising and it does look positive," External link

barrie Tuesday, December 15, 2020 4:30:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It does look promising and it does look positive,” External link

citynews-ca Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It does look promising and it does look positive,” External link

cp24 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:15:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It does look promising and it does look positive," External link

ctvnews Tuesday, December 15, 2020 1:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It does look promising and it does look positive,” External link

680news Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:58:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s really important to say that as we monitor the vaccines, adverse event reports will come up,” External link

cknw Monday, December 14, 2020 11:32:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” External link

independent-UK Monday, December 14, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s really important to say that as we monitor the vaccines, adverse event reports will come up,” External link

globalnews Monday, December 14, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” “But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated” External link

GulfDailyNews Monday, December 14, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” “But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated” External link

tribune Monday, December 14, 2020 11:38:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

japantoday Monday, December 14, 2020 8:04:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

abs-cbnnews Monday, December 14, 2020 7:52:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” “But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 14, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

trust Monday, December 14, 2020 6:51:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” “But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated” External link

news18 Monday, December 14, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” “But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated” External link

themalaymailonline Monday, December 14, 2020 6:47:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

channelnewsasia Monday, December 14, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Our reviewers are reviewing the [Moderna] vaccine, and the planning is taking place simultaneously so that everyone is ready when an authorization comes and the company is able to ship quickly — that the whole system is ready to be able to distribute and administer the vaccine," External link

CBC Monday, December 14, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We have some additional information on manufacturing of the Moderna vaccine that's expected to come in sort of mid, late this week," "We will be in a better place to give more accurate predictions in terms of the ending of the review once we get that information in" External link

CBC Monday, December 14, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

channelnewsasia Monday, December 14, 2020 1:26:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "Our reviewers are reviewing the [Moderna] vaccine, and the planning is taking place simultaneously so that everyone is ready when an authorization comes and the company is able to ship quickly — that the whole system is ready to be able to distribute and administer the vaccine," External link

CBC Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We have some additional information on manufacturing of the Moderna vaccine that's expected to come in sort of mid, late this week," "We will be in a better place to give more accurate predictions in terms of the ending of the review once we get that information in" External link

CBC Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

brisbanetimes Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

smh Sunday, December 13, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it,” “But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated” External link

ara-reuters Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "If you have an allergy to a vaccine or this vaccine or any components of the vaccine, you should not get it," "But if you have other allergies, you can go ahead and get vaccinated" External link

watoday Sunday, December 13, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “So it wasn’t a significant finding in the trials. However, we know that with all vaccines there’s a risk of allergic reactions,” External link

globalnews Saturday, December 12, 2020 3:41:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s an exceptional day for Canada,” “In a year where we haven’t had a lot of good news, this is a bit of good news. And I think we should take a moment to acknowledge that — and then we’re all going to get back to work” External link

cknw Friday, December 11, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I mean, the geek in me is amazed. No one would have thought, even when we looked back at the first discovery of the virus, that less than a year later we’d be authorizing and then distributing a vaccine,” External link

cknw Friday, December 11, 2020 1:02:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s an exceptional day for Canada,” “In a year where we haven’t had a lot of good news, this is a bit of good news. And I think we should take a moment to acknowledge that — and then we’re all going to get back to work” External link

globalnews Friday, December 11, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I mean, the geek in me is amazed. No one would have thought, even when we looked back at the first discovery of the virus, that less than a year later we’d be authorizing and then distributing a vaccine,” External link

globalnews Friday, December 11, 2020 12:54:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s a testament to the work of regulators internationally,” External link

pri Thursday, December 10, 2020 11:03:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We are always on the lookout for more serious adverse events," "It is still a vaccine and there are potential risks even if they are rare. That's why it's important that we still continue to monitor it" External link

CBC Thursday, December 10, 2020 8:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : “We have three more vaccines under review,” “Out of those three the Moderna is definitely the one that’s furthest advanced” External link

680news Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : ''The geek in me is amazed. No one would have thought, even when we looked back at the first discovery of the virus, that less than a year later we would be authorizing and distributing a vaccine.'' External link

koreatimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:44:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s a testament to the work of regulators internationally,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s a testament to the work of regulators internationally,” External link

nytimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:43:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “The geek in me is amazed,” “No one would have thought even when we looked back at the first discovery of the virus that less than a year later we’d be authorizing and then distributing a vaccine” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, December 10, 2020 3:50:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “The authorization is for people over the age of 16,” External link

cknw Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “I mean, the geek in me is amazed. No one would have thought, even when we looked back at the first discovery of the virus, that less than a year later we’d be authorizing and then distributing a vaccine,” “It’s an exceptional day for Canada” External link

cknw Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We know that the vaccine seems to be quite effective, at a level of about 95 per cent in the data that we’ve seen so far. The question will be then — when we continue to follow those patients — whether or not people need to be re-vaccinated at any point in time,” “I have to say so far, from the data, it does look like that immunity is continuing. And certainly from some of the earlier animal data in the pre-clinical trials, it looks like it is conferring longer-range immunity. But that’s something that’s an ongoing question” External link

cknw Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “In a year where we haven’t had a lot of good news, this is a bit of good news,” “I think we should take a moment to acknowledge that — and then we’re all going to get back to work” External link

cknw Thursday, December 10, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s a testament to the work of regulators internationally,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:43:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s a testament to the work of regulators internationally,” External link

nytimes Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s an exceptional day for Canada,” “In a year where we haven’t had a lot of good news, this is a bit of good news. And I think we should take a moment to acknowledge that — and then we’re all going to get back to work” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We concluded that there was strong evidence supporting that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks,” “We know that even the best vaccines will only be effective if people trust them, and ultimately agree to receive them. An important part of building trust is openness and transparency, ensuring that people have as much information as possible, to help them make informed decisions for themselves and for those they care for,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It just so happened we got the last piece of information late last night, people worked at it, they were up early this morning to get it ready… that's why we're announcing today,” External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “It’s an exceptional day for Canada,” “In a year where we haven’t had a lot of good news, this is a bit of good news. And I think we should take a moment to acknowledge that — and then we’re all going to get back to work” External link

globalnews Wednesday, December 9, 2020 9:11:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We go through all of that to see if it actually meets our standards for safety, efficacy, quality," "We need to make sure that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the potential risks and that we know that it's being made in at a licensed place that's up to standards and up to code" External link

CBC Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Reviewing a vaccine submission can consist of hundreds of thousands of pages of data, takes on average 2,000 person-hours, each vaccine review typically involves a team of seven to 12 reviewers,” External link

ctvnews Friday, December 4, 2020 9:56:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Reviewing a vaccine submission can consist of hundreds of thousands of pages of data, takes on average 2,000 person-hours, each vaccine review typically involves a team of seven to 12 reviewers,” External link

barrie Friday, December 4, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Reviewing a vaccine submission can consist of hundreds of thousands of pages of data, takes on average 2,000 person-hours, each vaccine review typically involves a team of seven to 12 reviewers,” External link

ctvnews Friday, December 4, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "It's a bit difficult to say exactly the day, because we're still getting, as we said, information submitted by the company," External link

CBC Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We're all Canadians as well, we know that the vaccine will be a really important part of our fight against COVID and getting us back to somewhere close to normal," "But we will not make any decision until the science says that it meets those criteria" External link

CBC Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:58:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “Things have been progressing really well, and we’re expecting within the next week to 10 days to be making a final decision,” External link

wsau Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “There are multiple things happening at the same time. Health Canada, on the regulatory side, we’re doing our review. The companies that have already finished their clinical trials are working to do their manufacturing. The really complicated part of the vaccine manufacturing process is when they’re doing that scale-up, and they’re doing that now,” “And then it’s the matter of what their volumes are going to be and which volumes are going to which country. So all of that is being determined as we speak, and I think it’s really challenging for anyone, regardless of where they are in the world, to commit to the exact dates” External link

globalnews Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:00:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While significant time and resources are being devoted to expediting the scientific review of COVID-19 vaccines, the decision on whether they will be authorized will ultimately depend on assessment of the data, including the complete information from clinical trials, which is still coming in," External link

barrie Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While we are working hard to give Canadians access to COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible, we will not compromise our safety, efficacy and quality standards. Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is our top priority," External link

barrie Thursday, December 3, 2020 4:08:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While significant time and resources are being devoted to expediting the scientific review of COVID-19 vaccines, the decision on whether they will be authorized will ultimately depend on assessment of the data, including the complete information from clinical trials, which is still coming in," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While we are working hard to give Canadians access to COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible, we will not compromise our safety, efficacy and quality standards. Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is our top priority," External link

barrie Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:56:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While significant time and resources are being devoted to expediting the scientific review of COVID-19 vaccines, the decision on whether they will be authorized will ultimately depend on assessment of the data, including the complete information from clinical trials, which is still coming in," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "While we are working hard to give Canadians access to COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible, we will not compromise our safety, efficacy and quality standards. Protecting the health and safety of Canadians is our top priority," External link

ctvnews Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We're on track to make decisions on similar timelines," External link

CBC Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:19:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

ctvnews Friday, November 27, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 9:19:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

ctvnews Friday, November 27, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

barrie Friday, November 27, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

ctvnews Friday, November 27, 2020 8:28:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We will only authorize a vaccine if its benefits outweigh its risks,” External link

680news Friday, November 27, 2020 2:02:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We will only authorize a vaccine if its benefits outweigh its risks,” External link

cp24 Friday, November 27, 2020 6:28:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will only authorize a vaccine if its benefits outweigh its risks," External link

tricitynews Friday, November 27, 2020 4:50:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We will only authorize a vaccine if its benefits outweigh its risks," External link

timescolonist Friday, November 27, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We’re basically looking at the same data packages, we have very similar authorization pathways that are available for public health emergencies,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma told : “We are expecting to make a final decision on the vaccines around the same time,” External link

barrie Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:11:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We don't want to set up expectations that we might not be able meet. We're working flat out," External link

CBC Thursday, November 26, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “This is what our vaccine reviewers do day in and day out,” “They make these assessments of the data around benefits, risks and uncertainties and determine whether or not something should be authorized” External link

theglobeandmail Tuesday, November 24, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “This is what our vaccine reviewers do day in and day out,” “They make these assessments of the data around benefits, risks and uncertainties and determine whether or not something should be authorized” External link

theglobeandmail Saturday, November 21, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : “There’s a lot of information that’s not accurate,” “There’s just such a volume of information coming at people. I think it’s awesome and challenging to find out what’s trustworthy information, versus something that people are just sending around” External link

cknw Saturday, November 7, 2020 4:54:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : “We are looking at ways to expedite that and make it more efficient but again we cannot compromise on the safety and effictiveness and the quality of those tests,” External link

ctvnews Friday, October 2, 2020 5:53:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "You have to have a company that has a willingness to submit to Canada, but most importantly, has the capacity to produce those devices," "As soon as we're aware of a company that may be manufacturing a device and marketing it internationally … we do have staff that would reach out" External link

simcoe Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:48:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "You have to have a company that has a willingness to submit to Canada, but most importantly, has the capacity to produce those devices," "As soon as we're aware of a company that may be manufacturing a device and marketing it internationally … we do have staff that would reach out" External link

timescolonist Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:45:00 AM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "A test that doesn't meet this criteria could have devastating consequences for Canadians," External link

CBC Tuesday, September 29, 2020 11:19:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We can absolutely understand that they're frustrated when they're either subject to a lot of questions that they feel may be intrusive or they feel that they're being rejected when they're trying to do the right thing," External link

CBC Saturday, August 3, 2019 7:19:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma said : "We can absolutely understand that they're frustrated when they're either subject to a lot of questions that they feel may be intrusive or they feel that they're being rejected when they're trying to do the right thing," External link

CBC Saturday, August 3, 2019 3:13:00 PM EAT

Supriya Sharma says : “Everything revolved around him. Be it marketing or HR, every single person brought into The Asian Age was hired by him. He decided what happened, who got what designation and who got what salary,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:06:00 PM EAT



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