Another 54,600 doses of the vaccine are expected to arrive in this province this week.
Prince Edward Island was the first province to confirm Monday that it is pausing the administration of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
The observed fatality rate of VIPIT cases is about 40 per cent, but Dr. Deeks said the likelihood of fatality may decrease with "increase awareness" of VIPIT and early treatment.
Only those 60 and above have received AstraZeneca in Ontario, Canada's most populous province.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is examining a potential link between the vaccine and blood clotting in the brain, as well as other bleeding disorders.
On March 18, the provincial government announced a priority group that includes teachers, child-care staff, grocery store employees and first responders would receive a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in April.
The provinces will make their own recommendations but P.E.I and Quebec have already suspended use of the vaccine for younger residents and Premier Doug Ford says his government has been in discussions with the federal government.
Health Canada would add that the benefits of the shot far outweighed the risks associated with catching COVID-19.
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She said very late last night she was notified of another case, who was the PA hospital nurse who worked in the COVID-19 ward. Ms Palaszczuk urged people not to panic buy and said supermarkets were well stocked.
"Out of an abundance of caution, Manitoba will be recommending that these vaccines only be used in people who are 55 and older at this time", she told reporters Monday in Winnipeg.
The hold on administering the vaccine is created to give the manufacturer time to conduct a detailed assessment of the benefits versus the risk of administering the vaccine by age and gender.
Health Canada has previously communicated on its ongoing assessment of very rare adverse events reported in Europe of thrombosis (blood clots) with thrombocytopenia (low blood platelets) occurring after immunization with the AstraZeneca vaccine.
"Typically, the symptoms happen 4 to 20 days after immunization and the symptoms can mirror the symptoms of a stroke or heart attack."Canada has placed bigger bets on Pfizer and Moderna, ordering up to 76 million doses of Pfizer and up to 44 million of Moderna, compared with up to 20 million of AstraZeneca.
Last week, the department changed its label on the vaccine to warn about the rare risk of blood clots.
"It's important for everyone when it's their turn to get a vaccine", said Elliott. The additional doses were administered in Saskatoon (2,270), Central East (583), Regina (1,280) and South Central (1,971).
Once fully operational, the GMP-certified manufacturing site will have a production capacity of up to one billion doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Canada is expecting to receive 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on Tuesday from the United States, which has not yet authorized it for emergency use.