A total of 5,340 people with COVID-19 have died in Ontario during the pandemic. The decision was made in the face of rising cases and strained hospitals.
However, there are certain prominent world leaders who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine to allay the fear, and anxiety that rests among certain section of the population regarding the immunsation drive.
A Pfizer spokeswoman said: "We understand a change to deliveries has the potential to create uncertainty".
The main one is a need to be stored and transported at cold temperatures - Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, for example, needs to be stored at -4 degrees Fahrenheit until it's ready to be used.
"But obviously, when you get less vaccine, it has an effect on the number of people that you can deliver first doses to, in particular", Dix said.
Though both Covid-19 vaccines approved so far in Europe were tested in tens of thousands of people - including volunteers in their late 80s and 90s - the average trial participant was in his or her early 50s.
Britain has banned all arrivals from South America and Portugal in a bid to prevent the new variant arriving, while also announcing Friday that all people arriving in the United Kingdom must show negative test results and quarantine.
Moe said Health Minister Paul Merriman would be raising the "urgent matter" on a call with federal and provincial ministers on Friday morning. The researchers suggest that in 2021, the number of hospitalisations and deaths would be even more than the ones observed during 2020.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo received his first shot of the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine Sinovac on Wednesday.
As a result of the deaths, the Norwegian health agency has updated its COVID-19 vaccination guide with more detailed advice on vaccinating frail elderly patients with underlying health conditions.
Canada's shipment of Pfizer vaccines for the week of January 18 remains "largely unaffected", Anand said. India has also extended the ban on the flights from UK.
Coronavirus: 19 hospitals now running COVID-19 vaccination sites in Ontario Gen. Rick Hillier, head of the Ontario COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, said on Tuesday that as of December 29, the province had expanded to 19 hospitals running vaccination sites, primarily across southern Ontario and Ottawa. We should have a healthy diet accompanied with some workout.
As of 1825 GMT on Friday, at least 2,000,066 people worldwide had been confirmed dead of the virus that first emerged in Wuhan, China, in late 2019, according to an AFP tally.