Canada is about to toss greater than half of its doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine as a result of it could not discover any takers for it, both in or exterior of Canada.
A press release from Well being Canada says 13.6 million doses of the vaccine expired within the spring and will probably be thrown out.
A yr in the past, Canada stated it might donate nearly 18 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to lower-income nations.
As of June 22, nearly 9 million doses had been delivered to 21 totally different nations.
However Well being Canada says there may be restricted demand for the AstraZeneca vaccine and it hasn’t been capable of finding extra takers for the doses obtainable.
Canada additionally has donated 6.1 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine out of 10 million doses promised for donation, however has thrown out one other 1.2 million doses of that vaccine.