Over two million COVID-19 vaccines expected in Canada this week

With the third wave of COVID-19 hitting Canada, more than two million doses of vaccines are set to arrive in Canada this week.

Over one million does of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, 855,600 doses of Moderna and 316,800 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines are expected over the next seven days.

By the end of the first quarter, Canada had received a total of 9.5 million doses — ahead of the 6 million originally promised by the federal government despite production disruptions that slowed vaccine supply to a trickle in February and early March.

In the second quarter, Canada is set to receive at least one million doses of the Pfizer vaccine every week until the end of May, ramping up to two million a week in June.

It is on track to receive a total of 44 million doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines by Canada Day.

The federal government has said the plan is for every Canadian who wants to be vaccinated against COVID-19 will have done so by the end of September



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