A-G: MOST UNUSED COVID-19 VACCINES WILL EXPIRE BY YEAR'S END
Dec 06, 2022
By Bob Komsic
The Trudeau government has too many doses of COVID-19 vaccines and a majority of them are likely to expire and go to waste as the end of this year.
So says Auditor General Karen Hogan in a just released report in which she looked at how well the government did securing vaccines and tracking how many Canadians actually got them.
The Public Health Agency of Canada and Procurement Canada received top marks when it came to quickly getting enough doses to meet vaccination goals, however, Hogan adds the government did a poorer job of managing supply.
She says the Trudeau Liberals knew by signing advanced agreements with several drug companies there was a risk of buying more doses then needed.
Ottawa had announced plans to donate some 50-million surplus doses to other countries, but as of the end of May only about 15-million had been given away.
Hogan also says the federal, provincial and territorial governments did not share their data, which made it hard to track surplus and waste once the vaccines were distributed.