What Canada could do to take advantage of the lull in COVID-19 vaccine shipments

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Lauren Pelley - CBC

Canadians hoping to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are stuck in limbo across much of the country.

While vaccination programs are well underway for high-risk populations, shipment reductions and ongoing uncertainty mean there is a lull — potentially for weeks or even months — before Canada sees a steady flow of supplies.

The tide is set to turn eventually, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying on Friday that he has assurance from Canada's two key suppliers, Moderna and Pfizer, that a combined six million shots are still coming down the pipe before the end of March. 

Multiple other vaccines could also gain a stamp of approval alongside the shots already being used. Paying into the World Health Organization co-led COVAX program is set to pay off and Canada recently inked a deal to produce millions of Novavax doses domestically.

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Canada
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The National Institute on Ageing