When a COVID-19 vaccine arrives, which Canadians will get it first? | CBC News
When the first COVID-19 vaccines become available, there won’t be enough for everyone who wants it, both nationally and internationally.
We’ll take a closer look at the issue with global vaccine distribution and prioritization in another article.
But for now, within Canada, who should get it first and how will that be decided?
Why we can expect vaccine shortages
There are more than 166 vaccines at various stages of preclinical and clinical (human) testing right now, the World Health Organization says. U.S. and European experts say under an optimistic scenario, the first of those vaccines could complete testing and get approval for distribution next year.
But then, a factory would have to produce them under the safety and quality standards required for something that’s going to…