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

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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