Published: Wed, January 20, 2021
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Canada’s next Pfizer vaccine shipment deferred

Canada’s next Pfizer vaccine shipment deferred

Per the government's report on Ontario's vaccination program, 209,788 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Ontario.

"I think there's just a straight moral obligation to vaccinate people who are at a higher risk of developing the disease, developing severe complications and dying from it when we have a vaccine that could potentially prevent all of those things from happening", Nickerson said in a recent interview. I'd be on that phone call every single day. And that's a direct message to President Biden. I would be up that guys "yin-yang" so far with a fire cracker he wouldn't know what hit him.

The University Health Network also ran a clinic on January 15 that administered the first does of the Moderna vaccine to 130 frontline workers at a COVID-19 recovery program for the homeless.

"We are now seeing that our entire expected shipment is deferred for next week, and then the numbers start to pick back up in the first weeks of February", Maj. Deliveries after this slowdown will have to be larger than originally planned in order for Pfizer to respect its contract of four million doses by the end of March. "(We have been) very lightly impacted", Fortin said. "I'm just angry at the situation that other countries are getting it and nothing is more important than getting these vaccines".

The convention centre clinic was initially scheduled to be open for at least six weeks, seven days a week from 11 a.m.to 8 p.m., but the City says the clinic will pause on Friday due to a COVID-19 vaccine shortage.


"We're going to ensure that we vaccinate our own population, but at the same time, support global multilateral efforts to vaccinate those who otherwise would not have access to a COVID-19 vaccine", she said in an interview Monday.

Ontario reported 1,913 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and 46 more deaths linked to the virus.

Health Minister Christine Elliott said some Toronto hospitals are already transferring patients to Kingston, Ont, . and Niagara Region to help ease crowding.

The city had warned they might have to temporarily wind down operations if the province needed the vaccine doses elsewhere and the city was notified Monday the clinic will need to pause operations after Friday.

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