Last week, the Prime Minister announced that Canada will be receiving at least 1 million doses a week from Pfizer between March 22 and May 10. This new delivery schedule has been shared with provinces and territories so that they can gather the resources needed to vaccinate people as quickly as possible when it’s time.
Along with the three other vaccines we’ve approved, Canada is now expected to receive more than 8 million vaccines by the end of March, putting us on track to have enough vaccines for every Canadian who wants one by the end of September. To date, more than 3.4 million vaccine doses have been administered to Canadians – including 16-year-old pharmacy assistant Rachel Mendonza in Mississauga and Phyllis Ridgway of Toronto who turned 114 just days before receiving her vaccine, saying it was the best birthday she’s ever had.
Although there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, we must continue doing everything we can to stop new COVID-19 outbreaks. This means practicing physical distancing, washing your hands, using the COVID Alert application and avoiding all non-essential travel. Better days are coming, and we will get there together.