Today, 194,000 doses of the recently approved Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be delivered to Ontario. The vaccine is not recommended for people over the age of 65, according to Health Canada.
In Ontario, the vaccine will predominantly be provided to people between the ages of 60 and 64. The doses that will be delivered to Ontario were shipped from India’s Serum Institute earlier this month.
Because the vaccines are set to expire on April 2, there is a race against time to get them into people’s hands. COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to just under one million people in Ontario so far, but the province hopes to reach 7.5 million people in the second phase of its rollout, which runs from April to July.
Source: CTV NEWS