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Moderna delays shipment of about 600,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Canada

Moderna delays shipment of about 600,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Canada”

The facts: Canada received a shipment of 255,600 Moderna doses on Wednesday, but the rest of the delivery of 855,600 doses, due tomorrow, won't be coming until the end of next week-no later than next Thursday, April 1, according to the company.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was "concerned" by the threat of European Union export restrictions but said his government would continue to work hard to ensure vaccine doses continue to flow into Canada.

New modelling released Friday shows stronger measures are needed to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

The state's Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel recommended opening vaccination to everyone who falls under the current Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorizations to protect as many Texans as possible. -Gen. Dany Fortin, the military commander who is overseeing the country's vaccine program logistics.

Another 846,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine are also being delivered, though there was word late Thursday that a batch of almost 600,000, which was expected to arrive on the weekend, has been delayed until April 1. Final reports would be completed for the day by late tonight.

Fortin said there's no indication that shipments of vaccine to Canada from India will be delayed, but added those discussions are ongoing.

Health Canada noted Thursday it has updated the product label for the AstraZeneca vaccine to warn about blood clotting. Those aged 20 to 39 years of age now have the highest incidence rate in Canada.

More news: New AstraZeneca report says vaccine 76 per cent effective in preventing symptoms

Health officials in New Brunswick are imposing circuit-breaker measures in an effort to contain an outbreak of the infection in the province's northwest.

Dr. Allen Sills, the league's chief medical officer, said on the NFL Network that the league's focus is on making sure players know why doing so is beneficial. Even social media conglomerate, Facebook Inc.is working to help the Unites States' government get people vaccinated for the virus.

PHAC is predicting the cumulative case count - the number of cases reported since this pandemic began - will jump over the next week from 951,000 to between 973,000 and 1,005,000. - Canada: 951,562 confirmed cases (38,922 active, 889,850 resolved, 22,790 deaths)...

Minnesota has also seen 108 cases of two newer variants first detected in California.

In Alberta, health officials reported 764 cases and three deaths.

The United States has been very proactive with its COVID-19 vaccination drive and this move of on-site vaccination for front-line workers is very beneficial for the people of the country. There were as many as 500 long-term care home outbreaks at any one time in December, while there have been fewer than 100 reported throughout March.



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