The federal government expects 7.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines later this week. This will allow them to adjust their distribution strategy as more and more people get vaccinated. There will be 2 vaccines in the shipment, around 3.1 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech and roughly 4 million doses of Moderna.
General Krist Brodie, an official overseeing vaccine distribution said, Canada is approaching a point where supply will be greater than demand. She explained, that the province is already holding back two million doses because they cannot be used yet. The distribution strategy can change because the early plan was to send the doses as quickly as possible. Now, it can be done with more thought behind it and target hotspot locations.
The vaccination rate in Canada stands among the highest in the world. The rate it is increasing is slowing because the number of people looking for vaccinations are shrinking. As of Friday, around 79 per cent of eligible Canadians have at least one shot of a vaccine. Canada plans to donate the remaining 17.7 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca to the COVAX global vaccine-sharing alliance.
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