Major General Dany Fortin, military commander leading vaccine logistics at Canada’s Public Health Agency, said today that vaccine supplies have stabilized and the “accelerated” phase of the vaccination campaign is underway, with about 36.5 million injections expected to arrive by the end of June.
Fortin says Canadians can rest assured that there will be enough dose to inject everyone who wants to get it before Canada Day.
Pfizer has significantly increased the amount of medication it sends to Canada after it successfully retooled its production plant in Belgium earlier this year.
The company is expected to deliver 5.5 million shots to Canada by month’s end. More than a million doses of that product will arrive each week for the next month, Fortin said.
Combined with 2 million shots from Moderna and 500,000 AstraZeneca shots from the Serum Institute of India, Canada is projecting a total of 8 million doses will be delivered in the first three months of this year.
Another 25.1 million shots from Pfizer and Moderna combined will arrive between April and June — two million more than earlier projections — along with another 1.5 million Serum-made AstraZeneca doses.
Canada is also expecting 1.9 million AstraZeneca shots from COVAX, the global vaccine-sharing initiative, over these three months.
More doses of vaccine from AstraZeneca and a one-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson-Janssen will also be delivered in the second quarter, but the exact numbers are still unknown.
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