Christine Sorensen, chairman of the Nurses’ Union in British Columbia (BC), told the media on the 28th local time that some people in medical institutions and front-line medical staff competed for the priority of vaccination against the novel coronavirus and “queuing up” to pick up.
A vaccine. She also criticized the slow progress of the government’s progress in vaccination.
While she did not name which officials were “queuing up” for vaccinations, Sorensen said that according to reports she had received, these people, including some pharmacists, general practitioners, and medical administrators, were receiving special treatment.
They are not the priority vaccination group set by the government. These people are neither working in departments fighting against the coronavirus epidemic nor are they front-line health care workers who care for patients.
Sorensen said, “This situation is unacceptable.” She believes that the coronavirus vaccine should be in the hands of those on the front line who take care of patients, rather than save it.
According to Sorensen, in the public health jurisdiction of northern BC province, the local vaccine was not received during the four-day holiday from the 24th to the 27th.
Coincidentally, Ontario was criticized for suspending vaccinations during the 25th and 26th holidays.
It is reported that only five of the 17 vaccination sites in Ontario continue to work during the holiday.
In response, the provincial health department explained that they had received 11,200 doses of the vaccine from December 15 to 24, but they distributed less than 500 doses from December 15 to 27, mainly due to the lack of staff during the holiday.
The current situation of the coronavirus epidemic in Canada is not optimistic.
On the 28th, the cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths exceeded 15,000, compared with more than 550,000 confirmed cases the previous day.