Only about 600,000 Pfizer-BioNTech doses are expected to arrive in Canada this week, making for a relatively quiet few days on the COVID-19 vaccine front.
The two pharmaceutical companies were supposed to deliver two million shots in the next seven days, but instead shipped 1.4 million of those doses last week in preparation for the May long weekend.
Pfizer and BioNTech have consistently delivered doses while other vaccine manufacturers have struggled to keep shipments flowing. Beginning in June, they plan to increase weekly deliveries to 2.4 million doses.
The federal government is also expecting more Moderna vaccine doses before the end of May, but officials have yet to set a specific date for when those will arrive.
There are also talks about a probable arrival of another 1 million Oxford-AstraZeneca shots by the end of June.
Meanwhile, Health Canada is still reviewing 300,000 Johnson and Johnson vaccines. Those doses were delivered last month but have yet to be distributed due to concerns about tainting at a Baltimore manufacturing facility.
Over the weekend, Canadian officials reported that more than half of the population had received at least one vaccine dose.