Parents with sick kids who have been grappling with a shortage of children's Tylenol and Advil for months will be getting some relief soon.

Health Canada officials say one million bottles of children's medication will be distributed to hospitals, pharmacies, and retailers after next week.

Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Supriya Sharma says a foreign supply has already started to arrive in the country.

It comes as hospitals have reported surges in the number of kids admitted to emergency and intensive care units.