ELLIOTT: CANADA TO GET MILLIONS OF DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINES BY JANUARY

Nov 18, 2020

By Bob Komsic

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After recent significant breakthroughs in Pfizer and Moderna vaccine candidates, Canada’s expected to receive millions of doses of both.
Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott announced the country will get 4-million doses of Pfizer’s and 2-million of Moderna’s between January and March.
Elliott says this province will get approximately 1.6-million of Pfizer’s vaccine and around 800,000 of Moderna’s.
Earlier today, Pfizer announced more interim results from its ongoing study suggesting its vaccine is 95% effective and that it protects older people who are at most risk.
This update comes after Moderna revealed its vaccine appears to be 94.5% effective.
”People do have to receive two doses; 21-days apart,” according to Elliott.
”This is a major logistical challenge but we have an entire group in the ministry of health right now, that are planning for that.
”As soon as we receive those shipments from the federal government, it will be ready for distribution.”  
Similar to the seasonal flu vaccine, Elliott says health officials will prioritize seniors in long-term care and others in hospitals.

 
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