Alberta set to receive around 680k doses of COVID-19 vaccines early next year
During a press conference yesterday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw said that Alberta will get hundreds of thousands of vaccine doses, should they be cleared for use. Both of the vaccines being developed by Moderna and Pfizer are expected. So, here’s a quick rundown.
Hinshaw said that around 465,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 221,000 doses of Moderna’s have been set aside for Albertans. And, both of them are on the list of vaccines that the federal government has pre-ordered, pending approval. So really, we have them to thank, not Alberta.
#COVID19AB Vaccine Update: Alberta is participating in the national bulk procurement for COVID-19 vaccines.
— Tyler Shandro (@shandro) November 18, 2020
Now, both vaccines require two doses to be effective. So, that means that only 300,000 Albertans can be vaccinated from these orders. Because of this, they will be allocated to the more vulnerable members of the population.
Of course, this all hinges on both Pfizer and Moderna receiving approval. For reference, both companies announced this week that they have a 95% or so effectiveness, clearing the way for final testing.
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