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No vaccine supply problems anticipated in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph

Scheduled appointments going ahead as planned locally, says spokesperson, unlike in Toronto
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Vaccination appointments are being postponed in Toronto, with clinics temporarily shut down amid supply issues, but that doesn’t appear to be a problem in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, confirms health unit spokesperson Danny Williamson.

“Right now we’ve had no indication that we’re expecting any changes in our shipments,” he said, noting scheduled appointments are going ahead as planned. “Things are progressing as expected here.”

As it stands, WDG Public Health is slated to receive weekly shipments of 7,020 doses of Pfizer vaccine as well as 5,000 doses bi-weekly of the Moderna vaccine through the end of April. That’s in addition to 15,200 doses of the AstraZeneca version being distributed to local pharmacies and family doctors to administer.

For the most part, vaccines are given out the same week they come in, Williamson noted, with a few held back in case there are supply issues early the following week, though he has confidence deliveries will arrive as planned for at least the rest of the month.

“It’s a pretty complex supply chain,” he said. “There are occasionally going to be those struggles.

“Nobody wants to see a single vaccination cancelled. … Every health unit is trying its best.”


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