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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Procurement Minister Anita Anand suggests the latest approval marks a vindication of the 'diversification' strategy the government settled on as it moved to negotiate deals with seven 'leading' vaccine manufacturers.