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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:05 PM

Canada to start to get Pfizer vaccines from the US next week

Source: AP

By ROB GILLIES

TORONTO (AP) — Canada will start getting Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from the United States next week, a company spokesperson said Friday, in what will be the first time the U.S. has allowed that company’s vaccine exported to Canada.

Despite Canada’s tightly woven commercial ties with the U.S., it has been getting Pfizer’s vaccines from Belgium until now because U.S. authorities had kept supplies made in the U.S. for domestic use.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau repeated Friday that starting next week, Canada will be receiving 2 million doses a week from Pfizer alone.

Vaccinations have ramped up in Canada in recent months. Every adult in Quebec will be eligible to make a vaccine appointment on May 14 and in Ontario, Canada’s largest province, every adult can book an appointment starting May 24.



Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a press conference in Ottawa, Friday, April 23, 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/canada-coronavirus-coronavirus-vaccine-business-health-0bf342db8b74e89aeb7dbf2de29eac1c

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:09 PM

1. The first right wing asshole that cries about this

Tell them; they are not being used here.

Get your Shots!

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:34 PM

2. Nothing is too low or hypocritical for them.

They want their cake.

Even if they just sit and stare at it in fear and not eat it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 02:31 PM

3. Maybe we could snag a few in Minnesota -- we're constrained by supply

http://view.connect.mpr.org/?qs=da019690172a3b1a0d7669354d8df975c5b13e555ed3b7a9f83dccce75deca601af4a3092440102078194f10bb99a4917f44c4cf3bc8f25ec88accfefc72f026027a0bcef39a4bf5f051e7192fe86385

Whatever role vaccine hesitancy is playing — and it's not nothing — supply is still the dominant factor. You can't give out 30,000 doses per day if you don't have 30,000 doses to give.

Giving out 20,000 to 25,000 first doses per day means we're on track to vaccinated most Minnesota adults by mid-June now, back from mid-May at the height of our vaccine surge in April.


The supply from J&J has greatly declined -- no surprise there (the shutdown of the Baltimore factory has been a big hit). The supply from Pfizer and Moderna have both declined a small amount recently -- not good.

Wish they'd figure out how to get doses to parts of the U.S. that have the shot-givers and facilities for a lot more, along with the demand.

Exclusive: Pfizer begins exporting U.S.-made COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico, Reuters, 4/29/21
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142736330

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