Canada could not find a vaccinated person for the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, either domestically or internationally, and will discard approximately 13.6 million doses of the vaccine. Canada signed a contract with AstraZeneca to vaccinate 20 million doses in 2020, with 2.3 million Canadians vaccinated at least once, primarily between March and June 2021. did.
In the spring of 2021, following concerns about a rare but potentially deadly blood clot from AstraZeneca, Canada focused on the use of sufficient mRNA vaccines from Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna. I did.
In July 2021, Canada promised to donate approximately 17.7 million doses of the remaining supplies it procured. But in a statement Tuesday, Health Canada said 13.6 million doses had expired and had to be discarded, despite efforts to achieve that pledge.
“It was not accepted due to the limited demand for vaccines and the distribution and absorption challenges of the inoculating countries,” the statement said.
Canada has donated a total of 8.9 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. This is 4.8 million doses from major sources and 4.1 million doses purchased from the COVAX Vaccine Sharing Program. About 85% of Canadians are believed to be fully vaccinated, compared to 61% of the world’s population and only 16% of the world’s poorest people.
https://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-canada-set-to-throw-out-136-million-doses-of-oxford-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-here-s-why-2966542 Canada has decided to “discard” 13.6 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. The reasons are as follows: