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More than expected: Canada to see increased vaccine shipments by March 31

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OTTAWA, ON – Canada received a lot of good news Friday on the COVID-19 vaccine front.

Not only did Health Canada approve the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine, the Prime Minister shared that we are getting many more doses from Pfizer before the end of March.

He says Pfizer is moving up deliveries of 3.5 million doses to Canada which had been earmarked for this summer.

“We’d been committing to you that we will get 6 million doses total of COVID vaccine by the end of March,” the PM said Friday morning. “With these accelerated Pfizer deliveries, we’ll now be getting 8 million doses by the end of March.”

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That means 12.8 million doses from just Pfizer alone between April and June.

Canada is now on track to now receive over 36 million total vaccine doses from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson doses by the end of June.

Trudeau says more and more vaccines will be sent to the provinces and territories in the next few weeks and months. He’s optimistic Canadians who want the vaccine will have one well before the September timeline.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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