Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians that delivery of the vaccine would happen again in a few weeks and that the overall goal for every willing Canadian vaccination would remain on track by September.
But it was Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford who voiced the disappointment of many provincial leaders as Pfizer continues to cut the vaccine delivery program for Canada.
“We hover over these people like a blanket, I’ll be outside the man’s house. Every time he is gone, I will say, ‘Where are our vaccines?’ “They are getting from other people, the EU is getting them, why not Canada? That’s my question. For Pfizer, we need your support,” Ford said during a news conference on Tuesday.
Canada’s Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine is supplied from European allocations and not from nearby manufacturing facilities in the US, as the Trump administration made it clear that vaccines would not be exported.
“There’s a plant there, a Pfizer plant, six hours in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with Americans,” Ford said. “My American friends help us, we need help once again with PPE. You have a new president, and there is no excuse we need your support, and we hope for your support and This is a direct message to the President (Joe) Biden, ‘Help your neighbor.’
Ford made a direct request to President Elect Joe Biden for one million vaccines for Canada.
The ensuing Biden administration is unlikely to release vaccine doses for export in the short term as Biden infection officials say they are unsure of the current supply of vaccines available in the US.
Canadian government officials made it clear on Tuesday that a reduction in delivery from Pfizer would result in a “major reduction” in vaccination in the coming weeks.
Canada’s commander in charge of the vaccine rollout, Major General Denny Fortin, said, “It will have a significant impact in all the provinces. There is likely to be a 50% reduction overall in the next month. Allocation. “
The epidemic curve in Canada is beginning to show signs of bending down after weeks of lockdown. But hospitalization is more likely, and officials say the overall death toll during this second wave may eventually be more severe than the first.
“We are all contributing to reducing the burden on the health system, supporting our healthcare workforce in the arduous task of planning and implementing a large-scale vaccine rollout, and access to reach all Canadians.” Giving a long runway to work as, “Dr. Theresa Tam said that Canada’s chief public health officer during Tuesday’s news conference.
TAM is added on average, with approximately 140 virus-related deaths occurring each day in Canada.