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.
👉🏽🇨🇦 has had more than 6M doses delivered to date.
👉🏽An added 3.2M doses are set to arrive this week:
➕1.5M AstraZeneca doses via US
➕590,400 Moderna doses
➕1.2M Pfizer doses
👉🏽 6M vaccines are set to arrive in the next 3 weeks – the same # received in the past 3 months. pic.twitter.com/kRdkoax4sM
— Anita Anand (@AnitaOakville) March 28, 2021
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.
#HaltonON residents aged 70+ can now book their #COVID19 vaccine appointment through our online booking system. If you or someone you know meets the eligibility criteria, please book your appointment online: https://t.co/QS0tprOx5a pic.twitter.com/5K6fH9WyXE
— Halton Region (@RegionofHalton) March 26, 2021
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