OTTAWA – Just over five million doses of COVID-19 vaccine are due to arrive in Canada this week.
About 2.4 million such doses will arrive midweek from Pfizer-BioNTech. This delay of several days has led some Canadian jurisdictions to temporarily postpone some vaccination clinics without a doctor’s visit.
As for the manufacturer Moderna, it will ship 2.8 million doses this week.
The Government of Canada says about 9 million doses were delivered to the country last week. To date, over 20% of the eligible population has received two doses of the vaccine.
Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand believes Canada could have received 50 million doses of the vaccine by the end of June, not least because Moderna was able to deliver 5 million doses earlier than expected.