Canada secures 20 million more doses of Pfizer vaccine


Almost 65,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine arrived in Germany on Monday and were being kept at a military facility in Quakenbrueck in the west of the country.

Another emerging issue has been the existence of Covid-19 variants that appear to be more transmissible than existing strains, raising questions about how effective vaccines may be against them.

The biggest global vaccination campaign in history has begun.

More than 2.7 million doses are expected to be distributed across the country over the next seven weeks, with distribution ramping up in February.

As of right now, only the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are authorized for use in the United States, and the companies have agreements with the federal government through Operation Warp Speed to each deliver 200 million doses.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday that Canada has secured enough of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to immunize every Canadian who wants it by fall, but most won't arrive until spring and summer. "No matter what they did, the platelets count refused to go up".

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"We are aiming for 1 billion doses in 2021". Out of the 9.27 million doses administered, there's one puzzling death that is spreading like wildfire on social media, igniting vaccine mistrust that could imperil the global fight against the virus.

Pfizer, however, does not believe there is a connection between the vaccine and the death based on its clinical trials of the shot and its "post-marketing experience thus far", Pitts said. It said it was a "highly unusual" and severe case of a condition that can prevent blood from clotting and cause internal bleeding.

"To date, millions of people have been vaccinated and we are closely monitoring all adverse events in individuals receiving our vaccine", Pfizer spokesperson Jerica Pitts told The Post in a statement Wednesday.

"That's particularly important to those people that may find it hard to travel or get to mass vaccination centres that are likely to be further away", he pointed out.

Sandra Gidley, president of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, has said that if each of the 11K+ pharmacies delivered 20 vaccines a day, this could mean 1.3 million extra vaccines that could be provided each week, most of which will often be to those who are hardest to reach.

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, British Medical Association council chair, said: "GPs are working incredibly hard to vaccinate their communities, but basic logistics and simple messaging for patients are key to this".