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1.9M vaccine doses coming next week, but Canada could administer 3.1M: PHAC head

Canada could be administering 3.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses a week, but well into what the federal government has coined the 'ramp-up' phase of Canada's vaccine rollout, the number of shots coming into Canada most weeks is still below what provinces and territories are capable of putting into arms, according to the head of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, Vice-President of Logistics and Operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada, speaks during a technical briefing on the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, in Ottawa, on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

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1.9M vaccine doses coming next week, but Canada could administer 3.1M: PHAC head

Canada could be administering 3.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses a week, but well into what the federal government has coined the 'ramp-up' phase of Canada's vaccine rollout, the number of shots coming into Canada most weeks is still below what provinces and territories are capable of putting into arms, according to the head of the Public Health Agency of Canada.