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Numbers reported by Alberta Health on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Despite current shortages, government insists all Canadians will get COVID vaccine by September

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin: “We expect a rapid scale up with deliveries in upcoming weeks following this current supply disruption.” Photo by Justin Tang/The Canadian Press/File

Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, said the government has received assurances from Pfizer that they will meet that four million target.

“We are still on track to receive the four million doses of this vaccine that we were expecting by the end of this quarter.”

The government’s projections released Thursday, show that with Pfizer and Moderna alone, the country should have enough vaccines to inoculate 36 million Canadians before the end of September.

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Calgary church, furniture business cited for COVID-19 violations

The United Nurses of Alberta have file grievances over Alberta Health Services hiring external registered nurses as contact tracers. Photo by Ian Kucerak /Postmedia, file

Public health authorities have censured a Calgary church and closed down a furniture business for breaching COVID-19 regulations.

In an enforcement document dated Jan. 20, Alberta Health Services states Pastor David Adkins of the Northside Baptist Church at 3682 48 Ave. N.E. refused to allow inspectors into the building to assess compliance last Sunday.

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