More than half of vaccine doses sitting in storage and Liberal MP's don't know?
Daniel Leblanc and Caroline AlphonsoOttawa and Toronto — From Thursday's Globe and Mail Published on Thursday, Nov. 05, 2009
Perry Kendall, British
Columbia'spublic health officer, said delivery of the shots is lagging because of Ottawa's quicker than expected approval of the H1N1 vaccine. The infrastructure for administering the inoculations, which includes volunteers and vaccinators, was ready to begin rolling on Nov. 9, but Health Canada gave its approval the week of Oct. 26
Published on November 4, 2009
Just the Facts: Conservative Pandemic Incompetence
The facts: There is a shortage of vaccine in Canada, but the Canadian vaccine producer has been permitted to ship its product around the world, because the government decided that they wouldn’t be able to handle the rollout of surplus vaccine to the population. They could have made plans to ramp up. Another Canadian or foreign producer could bottle excess antigen.
VACCINATIONS / PROGRESS THUS FAR
Of the 5.8 million doses of vaccine delivered so far across Canada, less than half had been administered. The federal government also bought 200,000 doses of unadjuvanted vaccine, produced by the Australian company CSL Ltd., for pregnant women. That vaccine is being distributed to provinces and territories this week.