Ford to provide COVID-19 vaccine update as Pfizer shipments stop this week

Jan 25 2021, 6:15 am

Premier Doug Ford is set to provide an update on Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan as Pfizer shipments end this week.

On Monday, Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, and General Rick Hillier (retired), to provide the update.

Last week, it was announced that Canada would not receive any shipments of the Pfizer vaccine this week.

Health officials said Canada is expected to get half the total number of doses originally anticipated over the next four weeks, and the regular delivery reschedule will resume in late February and early March.

Ford also mentioned how a Pfizer site is six hours away in Michigan, calling for US President Joe Biden to help with the situation and deliver one million vaccines to Canada.

“American friends, help us out. We need help once again as we did with the PPE. You have a new president, no excuses. We need your support and look forward to your support. That’s a direct message to President Biden. Help out your neighbour. No more hunky dory, kumbaya. Help us out. I’m asking you for help,” he said on January 19.

The press briefing will take place at 1 pm from Queens Park.

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