More than half of Canada's AstraZeneca vaccine doses expired, will be thrown out

NDP health critic Don Davies said it is "unacceptable" for doses to expire when millions of people still haven't received even a single shot.

"There is no excuse for such waste," Davies said.

He called on the federal government to finally release all the details of its contracts for vaccines, and its plan for using the doses.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/more-than-half-of-canada-s-astrazeneca-vaccine-doses-expired-will-be-thrown-out-1.5975461

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