OTTAWA (CityNews) – Canada has handed a major milestone of getting administered over 10.8 million COVID-19 vaccines.
Canada’s deputy chief public well being officer tried to reassure Canadians Thursday vaccines are making it into arms, as many Canadians battle to make appointments for his or her shot.
“This week was our sluggish week. Subsequent week, with one million of Pfizer and 650,000 of Moderna, it’s one other step up,” stated Main Normal Dany Fortin, vice chairman of logistics and operations with the Public Well being Company of Canada.
In keeping with officers, practically 30 per cent of grownup Canadians have obtained one dose of the vaccine, with 86 per cent of seniors aged 80 and up having obtained their first dose.
However the roll out remains to be hitting sudden bumps within the highway.
“As for Moderna final week, the producer indicated it faces ongoing challenges with ramping up manufacturing to satisfy intense world demand. In consequence, our subsequent cargo will likely be smaller than anticipated,” added Fortin.
Provide of the AstraZeneca vaccine can also be hitting snags as manufacturing in India is being impacted by an explosion of COVID-19 instances.
Regardless of the delays, Fortin says Canada remains to be in fine condition.
“The whole quantity of vaccine doses this quarter alone is effectively above 40 million… and we’ll really feel that important improve beginning the week after subsequent.”
Thus far, Ottawa has distributed nearly 14 million doses of vaccines to provinces and territories.