Several Million More Vaccines Are On The Way

Several Million More Vaccines Are On The Way

More Canadians may soon be getting their COVID-19 vaccinations as health officials across the country prepare for the single-largest week of vaccine shipments since the start of the pandemic. Moderna is playing catch-up, sending 600,000 shots this Thursday — part of a shipment of 846,000 that was due last week. The other two approved vaccines, Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca, are expected to send a combined 2.7 million doses this week.

Ten more public health units are lowering the minimum age for vaccine appointments today. The regions — including Hamilton, Halton, Peel and Ottawa — will allow those 70 years and older to book their shots through the provincial system. The minimum age remains 75 in much of the province. Meanwhile, a drive-thru vaccination site at Canada’s Wonderland theme park and two more mass vaccination sites in Toronto will open today.

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