Translator: Canada Vancouver Sailing Farm – Manpui

Editors: Canada Vancouver Sailing Farm – Gerald Garwood and Lily

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According to a report by CTV News on April 13, Health Canada said on the same day that a large number of vaccines in the national stockpile have expired due to the sharp decrease in the number of COVID-19 vaccinations since January this year.

  It is reported that the 1.5 million doses of expired vaccine amount to less than 2% of the total 118 million doses purchased by the Canadian government since December 2020, of which about 500,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine.  Of the more than 18 million doses currently in stockpiles, the vast majority will expire within the next four months.

  According to the report, the above expired vaccines will not be destroyed immediately as Health Canada is awaiting notification from vaccine manufacturers on whether they can extend the validity period.

News link: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines-in-national-stockpile-starting-to-expire-as-uptake-slows-1.5860395

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