Pfizer Inc told Canada on Tuesday it will receive no coronavirus vaccines next week, officials said, an unexpected development that promises more pain for provinces already complaining about a shortage of supplies.
Ford says he's ready to expand their vaccination program to other parts of Ontario but can't do so without more doses.
Ontario's Premier Doug Ford commented on the announcement saying he was "very angry" and said with a Pfizer manufacturing plant in MI, less than six hours away, the United States should help out their neighbour.
Only 171,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will arrive over the next two weeks, instead of the almost 418,000 previously expected.
He said he expects the federal government to lead efforts to obtain more vaccine for the provinces and he's confident in Ottawa's work.
"I don't have a specific ability to say exactly how that will roll out, especially because we don't yet know exactly how much Pfizer vaccine we'll receive the first two weeks of February".
"We've got to be on these guys like a blanket".
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"When we have people who come from overseas who met other people who were in worldwide places, we multiply the chances to have these strains enter [Quebec]", he said. "I would not stop until we get these vaccines". Ford appealed to Biden to share a million doses of the Pfizer shot, which is manufactured in MI.
"Pfizer assured me and Canada of equitable treatment", she told reporters.
"Every time we get a little too exhausted or a little too excited about holidays or think that vaccines could give us a quick shortcut, we are met with a new spike in activity as COVID-19 tries to take the lead again", Tam told a news conference Tuesday.
Williams said he would also like to see the number of COVID-19 patients in hospital intensive care units drop to 150 - from 395 reported Monday - before ending the lockdown.
"Long-term care and high-risk retirement home residents and their essential caregivers, who have received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, will receive their second dose in 21 to 27 days".
A sharp decrease in vaccines coming to Alberta may also further delay plans to expand vaccination to all seniors over the age of 75 and all people over the age of 65 in First Nations communities and Métis Settlements, he said.