When will a flu vaccine be ready for shipment? – CBC News
The vaccine can be ordered for delivery as early as the end of 2018.
However, the province says there is still no clear timetable for when the vaccine can begin to be distributed.
That uncertainty is causing concern among vaccine users who have been waiting months for their shot to arrive.
The province has put the first batch of flu vaccines into a manufacturing facility in Guelph, Ont.
The first batch is being manufactured by Pfizer Inc., a U.S. pharmaceutical company.
This is the first time Pfizer has worked with a vaccine manufacturer in Canada.
“It’s going to be a while before we get the vaccine ready for distribution,” said Kathleen St. Clair, a spokeswoman for the province.
She said there are “no specific timelines” for when it will be available.
The vaccine is currently being made in the U.K. but is being moved to the U to avoid the import of any dangerous or highly contagious bacteria.
The provincial government has also said it expects to ship the vaccine to the United States in 2019.
The federal government says it expects the vaccine will arrive at the end or beginning of 2020.
But the vaccine is being made at a facility in Mississauga, Ont., and it has not yet been announced when it is to be delivered to patients.
The company’s U.N. partner, Novartis AG, is also making the vaccine.
The U.T.S., a subsidiary of Novartes, has made the first-ever flu vaccine.
Last week, the U,T.C. announced that it had delivered 1,000 doses of the vaccine at its plant in Mississaugas, Ont..
The first shipment will arrive in Mississippies first-of-its-kind, high-tech manufacturing facility, located in the city’s downtown core.
It will be made available to all Ontario residents in September 2019.
Ontario has also contracted with Pfizer for the production of the influenza vaccine in Canada, and has not set a timeline for its delivery.
The production plant, located outside Guelworth, Ont, is being operated by Pfizers vaccine division.
The plant has been designed to produce two batches of the flu vaccine at the same time.
“We’re really excited to be working with the government and Pfizer on this,” said Dr. Richard DeBrun, vice-president of the U of Ts Flu Vaccine and Vaccine Research Unit.
He said that although it’s not yet clear when the first batches of flu vaccine will be delivered, the provincial government is committed to delivering them to patients and communities as soon as possible.
“That’s where the excitement lies, is when we get to the end,” DeBrunner said.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says that the first flu vaccine could be ready in early 2019.
“By the end 2018, we think the province will have a complete supply of the first vaccine,” said the group’s executive director, Mark Jansen.
The group says that while the province is making good progress on manufacturing and delivery of the new vaccine, the logistics and supply chain will be daunting for many people.
“The vaccine is coming.
But it’s going be a very long, slow process,” Jansen said.
“So, if we can’t get it in the hands of everyone in time, that’s going at least to be frustrating for the public.”
With files from The Canadian Press