COVID-19: 125,000 doses of Moderna in the trash

COVID-19: 125,000 doses of Moderna in the trash


According to information obtained by TVA Nouvelles, 125,000 doses of Moderna expired in the past two days and this figure could continue to climb. 

Remember that 107,000 doses have been destroyed since the start of the pandemic, all vaccines combined.

At the beginning of June, TVA Nouvelles learned that nearly a million doses, whose expiry date is approaching , could be destroyed by the end of the summer. 

The costs incurred by the loss of these doses of vaccine remain unknown. 

“We do not We have not disclosed more details in order to protect our negotiating position and sensitive commercial information on prices”, reacted the cabinet of Filomena Tassi, Minister of Public Services and Supply, in a press release. 

In Quebec, the Minister of Health, Christian Dubé, responded in the same way as two weeks ago. 

“We told the federal government that if ever If we had vaccines that were about to expire, we could send them some because we just want to keep a good inventory, ”said Mr. Dubé at the time.