Canada to throw away 13.6 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine , mainly between March and June 2021.Following doubts that arose in the spring of 2021 about the risk of rare but potentially fatal blood clots from this immunizer, Ottawa chose to use its supply of Pfizer mRNA vaccines -BioNTech and Moderna. In July 2021, Canada pledged to donate the remaining vaccines from AstraZeneca – about 17.7 million doses. However, 13.6 million doses have passed their expiration date and will have to be thrown away, the government agency Health Canada said in a statement.”Due to limited demand for the vaccine and the recipient country’s challenges with its distribution and absorption , were not accepted?, can be read in the note. Canada donated a total of 8.9 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine – 4.8 million were part of the main supply and 4.1 million were acquired through the sharing mechanism COVAX vaccines. About 85 percent of Canadians are considered fully vaccinated, compared to 61 percent of the world’s population and just 16 percent of people living in the world’s poorest regions.

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