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.