Ottawa/Canadian-Media: Receipt of hundreds of thousands of doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are expected by the federal government of Canada before the end of this year, media reports said.
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The delivery of the first Pfizer vaccine would be done, said Pfizer shortly after it gets approval from federal regulators, the news was first reported by La Presse.
The early delivery time will allow provinces to start vaccinating vulnerable Canadians and health-care workers before the end of 2020.
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole accused the government, during a news conference earlier Dec 7 its failure to provide Canadians details on the process of vaccination,
"Information in a pandemic is a critical tool, and the secrecy of the Trudeau government is leading to more uncertainty, more confusion and a lack of confidence at a time where we're seeing Christmas celebrations cancelled," he said.
MPs will vote on a Conservative motion later today, calling on the government to lay out a detailed vaccine rollout plan including the date of deployment of the vaccine, its safe delivery, storage and distribution; priority plan developed by the Canadian government
Today's news conference is ahead of a first ministers' meeting on Thursday, when Trudeau will speak with the premiers on issues such as vaccine rollout and federal health transfers. The premiers are pushing for a $28-billion annual boost in health funding.