Ontario Premier, Doug Ford has revealed that the province is “running out” of COVID-19 vaccines, as such, the province would exhaust Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses by the end of next week.
During a recent press conference, Ford said he talked to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the need for supple of a more reliable vaccine.
The Premier said Toronto’s University Health Network would soon run out of its vaccine supply. Also, he said Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket, the Ottawa hospital and “others” will be left with no vaccine by the end of the week.
While talking further, Ford said: “Ontario has administered more vaccines than any other province in the country,” Ford said Friday.
“We’re all hopeful the federal government will get us more vaccines. Without them, hospitals will have to start canceling appointments and all the progress we’ve made getting our daily vaccine numbers up will be lost.”
Though Ford said Ontario would run out of supply of Pfizer vaccine by next week, a provincial technical briefing released recently revealed that Ontario will get about 80,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week.
The briefing also revealed that the province would receive the same amount of Pfizer vaccine doses during the weeks starting on January 18 and January 25 respectively.