The Canadian Armed Forces received formal orders last week to start planning for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
However, the military’s top commander says preparations have been underway for longer and that his force will be ready. The order is contained in a planning directive issued last week by chief of the defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance. It lays out in detail for the first time how the military expects to help with vaccine distribution.
It notes the possibility of having to pick up COVID-19 vaccine doses from the United States and Europe on short notice.
Written by Casey Kenny