Canada is set and ready to accept around 9.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses later this week. According to the government, this comes after a massive influx of shots from Moderna which will be delivered in two shipments. The first shipment will have 2.9 million doses and is scheduled to arrive in the middle of the week. The second shipment of 4.2 million will arrive later in the week, but will not be distributed to provinces until next week.
Pfizer and BioNTech are also scheduled to send another 2.4 million doses in the week. They have been consistently delivering large weekly shipments since the middle of March. The deliveries expected this week will more than double the number of shots Moderna has sent to Canada. Since the end of last week, the company has only delivered 6.2 million doses of their vaccine, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The federal government has accepted more than 22.5 million Pfizer/BioNTech doses and nearly 2.9 million Oxford-AstraZeneca shots. There are another 1 million AstraZeneca doses due for delivery at the end of the month. Canada also received 330,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine but did not distribute them after concerns that they may be tainted.
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