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Just under 9-million COVID-19 vaccines given in Canada

The Federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to exceed Ottawa’s original expectations. 

As of Thursday morning, a little short of 9-million doses have been administered in Canada. Over 80% of Canadians 80 and over, and about 70% of those 70 and over have received their first shot. 

The head of Canada’s vaccine logistics, Major General Dani Fortin confirmed they have now distributed over 12.5-million doses to provinces and territories.

According to Fortin, a steady flow of 1-million Pfizer doses per week will be arriving until the end of May, which will be doubled for the month of June. 

He said around 1.2-million Moderna doses, originally set for this week, will be arriving at the end of this month, with a separate 2.8-million doses set to arrive by the end of May.

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