Reader letter: Federal government needs to deliver on vaccine promises

Reader letter: Federal government needs to deliver on vaccine promises

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Used vaccine vials that contained (L-R) Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines are pictured at the Skane University Hospital vaccination centre in Malmo, Sweden, on February 17, 2021.
Used vaccine vials that contained (L-R) Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines are pictured at the Skane University Hospital vaccination centre in Malmo, Sweden, on February 17, 2021. Photo by Johan NILSSON / TT NEWS AGENCY / AFP

With a third wave of new COVID-19 infections hitting home, Ontario is in the midst of another province-wide lockdown.

The provincial government is reporting that ICU admissions related to the virus are skyrocketing and that our hospitals are once again on the verge of being overwhelmed.

I understand my fellow citizens are frustrated by continued lockdowns. I sympathize with them as my spouse had to close her business, we had to move to a new town and we couldn’t see her grandfather when he was dying in the hospital. We also couldn’t attend weddings or visit family.

We’ve all had to make sacrifices which we had no choice in making.

I feel the only way these lockdowns end is getting people vaccinated. What’s holding this up?

In my opinion, our federal government is not following through on its promise of delivering vaccines.

According to government statistics for March, Ontario received 809,000 fewer vaccines from the federal government than promised. That’s 809,000 people in Ontario who could have received their shot, but didn’t.

If these emergency measures are to end, I feel the federal government has to get their act together and deliver us the vaccines they are promising.

Armand Anderson, Amherstburg

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