Canada could be administering 3.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses a week, but well into what the federal government has coined the ‘ramp-up’ phase of Canada’s vaccine rollout, the number of shots coming into Canada most weeks is still below what provinces and territories are capable of putting into armsBut health officials repeatedly warned that it was not a matter of if, according to the head of the Public Health Agency of CanadaThe country, she said..
Asked recently at the House of Commons Health Committee the maximum number of doses per week that the provinces and territories were currently capable of administering, Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who is leading the logistics of Canada’s rollout couldn’t say, but in a follow-up response to MPs, PHAC President Iain Stewart put a number on it.
“The range varies between provinces and territories because of the different modes used (e.g., pharmacies, mass clinics, physician’s offices2021-06-02T21:00:00Z, etc.), population sizes, and vaccine supply. It is estimated that approximately 3.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine can be administered each week across the country,” Stewart said2021-04-10T12:17:00Z, responding to the question posed by NDP MP and health critic Don Davies.
Next week, the federal government is expecting deliveries of a total of 1.9 million doses.s interactive database.?
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