Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin to give update on Canada’s vaccine rollout plan

The military commander leading vaccination logistics at the Public Health Agency of Canada will provide an update today on the government’s rollout plan.

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin and other health officials will hold a technical briefing at 12 p.m. ET on the logistics to deliver doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Canadians.

CBC News will carry it live.

Canada has secured contracts with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna for a total of 80 million vaccine doses by the end of 2021, according to the federal government.

While the federal government is in charge of delivering Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines to distribution sites across the country, each province and territory is responsible for its own vaccine rollout. Most are prioritizing front-line health-care workers and residents in long-term care for the first round of vaccines.

According to CBC’s vaccine tracker, 419,209 doses have been administered so far.

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