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Canada Will Have A 'Constant Flow Of Vaccines' By January, Says Health Official

"We're really planning on being ready by mid-December."
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Vaccines In Canada: Health Official Says There Will Be A 'Constant Flow' By January

There’s apparently more good news on the horizon when it comes to COVID-19 vaccines in Canada.

In a new interview with CTV’s Question Period, Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin revealed that when Canada has approved a vaccine candidate, there could be a “constant flow” of shots by early 2021.

He also confirmed they are expecting doses to arrive “early in the new year.”

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, who is the vice president of logistics and operations within the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), will be leading the roll-out.

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What we expect to see in January is constant flow of vaccines that come in, Pfizer and others as well, as they become available. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin

Fortin explained, “All I can tell you at this time is that we expect to receive them in January.” 

He added, “We expect to receive them as soon as possible in that timeframe, and in successive amounts… multiple deliveries.”

He went on to reveal that officials are “really planning on being ready by mid-December.”

According to CTV News, the first vaccine candidate expected to be approved by Health Canada is from Pfizer/BioNTech, which was 90% effective in its trial stages.

The U.K. has already given it the go-ahead, which the first people in the country expected to be vaccinated on Tuesday.

Speaking on December 1, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described Canada's vaccine portfolio as the "most diverse" in the world.

*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.

    Helena Hanson
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    Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Canada's Trending Desk focused on major news. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.
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