Coronavirus: Ontario premier pushes for clear delivery date for COVID-19 vaccines
|globalnews.ca 30 Nov 2020 at 14:10|
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says he wants a clear delivery date for the province’s share of COVID-19 vaccines, stressing that “the clock is ticking” when it comes to fighting the novel coronavirus.
Ford says he’s been asking the federal government for clarity as to how much of what vaccine the province will receive and when, but hasn’t gotten the answers he needs.
The premier says he’s set to speak to Pfizer, one the drugmakers that has entered into an agreement with Canada, this afternoon but expects he will be told the information must come from Ottawa.
Ford says he keeps seeing reports that other countries, such as the United Kingdom, are on track to start COVID-19 immunizations soon, and Ontarians “need answers.”
Meanwhile, the American biotech company Moderna says the first 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine will be shipped to the United States next month.