While there has been some progress on helping pharmacies prepare workers to administer vaccines, delivery delays have left timelines to bring the sites into the fold up in the air.
Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin, pictured on Jan. 14, hinted that the yet-to-be-approved AstraZeneca vaccine doses could be housed more widely in pharmacies across the country, though details have yet to be ironed out.
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As vaccine doses “trickle” into the country, pharmacies are gearing up in anticipation that they will be enlisted in the vaccine campaign, says one industry expert.
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CSC says the external reviewers act as a ‘key safeguard’ to the new ‘structured intervention unit' approach, but the researchers say it's precisely that ‘legitimacy’ the oversight lends that makes its failure a problem.
Pressure is mounting on the Canadian government to back the waiver as it has received support from the U.S. and more than 30 Liberal MPs are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to champion the initiative.