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Covid-19 Shots on Track to Ramp Up in Canada Despite Slow Start

  • Government expects to vaccinate 14.5 million by end of June
  • Trudeau taking heat for nation’s poor performance among G-7
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a Montreal homeless shelter in January.
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine at a Montreal homeless shelter in January.Photographer: Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg

Canada has begun to accelerate its vaccine rollout after delivery disruptions became a major political headache for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

In an update by public-health officials Thursday, the government announced the pace of deliveries of both the Pfizer Inc.-BioNTech SE and Moderna Inc. shots is ramping up as of this week.