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Supply delay offers opportunity to get mass vaccination campaign right, experts say

By Aidan Chamandy      

With Canada's supply of COVID-19 vaccines dropping below initially expected numbers in the coming weeks, experts argue this period presents an opportunity to ensure the mass-vaccination campaign runs smoothly.

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, right, and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo, pictured on Dec. 8, 2020, speaking with reporters about the government’s vaccine rollout. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Issues with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing in Europe has left Canada receiving fewer doses in recent weeks than the federal government initially predicted, but the drop in supply offers an opportunity for governments to get the planning right for when mass vaccinations begin later in the year when supply ramps up again, experts say.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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