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U.S. storm delays Canada’s Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine cargo by 1 day

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Canada’s cargo of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will probably be delayed by at some point as a result of winter storm wreaking havoc within the United States, the corporate has confirmed.

In an electronic mail to World Information on Tuesday, Pfizer spokesperson Christina Antoniou stated the “inclement climate within the U.S. has induced a brief delay of at the moment’s deliberate supply.”

She stated because of this, the supply will probably be delayed by at some point.

Learn extra:
Canadian COVID-19 vaccine maker says it can produce 50 million doses this year

In line with Antiniou, the “majority” of the deliveries for this week are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, and people “stay on schedule.”

“We’re doing every little thing we will to try to scale back the delay as a lot as potential and sincerely remorse any inconvenience this will likely have induced,” the e-mail learn.

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Canada’s Pfizer vaccines are manufactured in Belguim and are shipped to Louisville, Ky., earlier than they’re delivered to Canada by air.

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In an alert posted to its website, United Parcel Service (UPS) stated as a consequence of “extreme climate,” it might be closing its Worldport delivery facility in Louisville.

World Information has reached out to Procurement Canada to find out if any extra delays are anticipated, however didn’t instantly hear again.


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Coronavirus: Canada to obtain greater than 23 million vaccine doses by June, Anand says

On Friday, Procurement Minister Anita Anand stated Canada is about to obtain greater than 400,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine this week, with extra shipments arriving all through the primary quarter of 2021.

Canada is anticipating 4 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine will probably be delivered by the tip of March, a deadline the corporate stated on Sunday that they’re on monitor to fulfill.

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Learn extra:
Coronavirus vaccine tracker: How many Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19?

Canada will obtain greater than 23 million vaccine doses from Pfizer and Moderna mixed by the tip of June, Anand stated.

Beneath 2 per cent of Canadians vaccinated

As of Feb. 11, Well being Canada stated a whole of 1,443,400 doses of the 2 accepted COVID-19 vaccines had been distributed throughout the nation.

By Tuesday afternoon, 1,277,250 doses had been administered, that means roughly 1.71 per cent of the Canadian inhabitants had been immunized.

Regardless of delays from each Pfizer and Moderna within the final a number of weeks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has maintained that each Canadian who desires a COVID-19 vaccine may have entry to 1 by the tip of September.

Extra to come back…



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