Jason Kenney provides update on COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Alberta | LIVE

Jason Kenney provides update on COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Alberta | LIVE

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw will provide an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the province on Tuesday.

The update comes on the same day that the province stopped administering first doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

In a statement Tuesday, Alberta Health spokesperson Tom McMillan said since there are no known future shipments of AstraZeneca at this time, a determination was made to utilize the remaining supply as second doses.

“Unlike with AstraZeneca, Alberta is receiving the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in large and consistent shipments,” McMillan said. “More than 236,000 doses are arriving this week alone.”

“Alberta has administered approximately 255,000 first doses of AstraZeneca and 2,200 second doses. The remaining supply of about 8,400 doses will be used as second doses.”

For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7850968/alberta-stops-first-doses-astrazeneca-vaccine/

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