In addition, more than 70% of the 398 million vaccine doses Canada has options to purchase haven’t yet been approved.
Those are for 20 million doses from AstraZeneca, up to 38 million from Johnson & Johnson, up to 76 million each from Medicago and Novavax and up to 72 million from Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline.Apple-converted-space”/>
Canada has options for up to 116 million doses of the two vaccines that have been approved (40 million from Moderna, up to 76 million from Pfizer), still well above the maximum 76 million required to meet Canada’s needs.
But production issues with the Pfizer vaccine appear to be playing havoc with the schedule by which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said every Canadian who wants a vaccine will get one by September, although the PM says that will still happen.
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There are also problems with distribution in the provinces.
For example, the Ontario government said Thursday it over-reported the number of people who had received the recommended two doses of the vaccine by 100%, because it mistakenly countedApple-converted-space”/>the number of single doses administered as the number of people who had received both doses.
The bottom line here is that the longer injections take, the more Canadians will die.
Our governments, at all levels, need to up their game.