March 16th, 2021

Statement from Andrea Horwath on AstraZeneca

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement on the need for clear information about a plan for future shipments of AstraZeneca:

“Medical experts say AstraZeneca is safe for all adults. This was always a possibility, so there should already be a plan for the distribution and prioritization of future shipments of AstraZeneca ready to go. I was disappointed that Doug Ford didn’t have those answers for people on Tuesday afternoon.

We are in a race between the vaccines and the variants. It’s critical that Doug Ford stops eleventh-hour planning, finger-pointing and undermining. Instead, let’s thank public health units for the hard work they’re doing to fix Ford’s vaccine rollout, and give them the information they need to smooth this process out, get vaccines into arms and help us end the cycle of outbreaks and lockdowns.”