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More than half of Canada's AstraZeneca vaccine dose expires and is discarded

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Vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines sit empty on the counter at the Junction Chemist Pharmacy, in Toronto on June 18, 2021.
Both vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine are available at Junction Chemist Pharmacy, 2021. In Toronto on June 18, 2014.Photo by Nathan Dennett/Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Canada is a vaccinated person both inside and outside Canada I'm trying to get more than half of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine because I couldn't find it.

According to a statement from Health Canada, 13.6 million doses of vaccine will expire in the spring and be discarded.

A year ago, Canada announced that it would donate about 18 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to low-income countries.

As of June 22, 21 countries received approximately 9 million doses.

However, Health Canada states that demand for the AstraZeneca vaccine was limited and could not find any more doses available.

Canada also donated 6.1 million Moderna vaccines out of the 10 million promised donations, but dumped an additional 1.2 million.

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