Canada Will Receive First Vaccine Delivery Next Week, Trudeau Says

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Canada Will Receive First Vaccine Delivery Next Week, Trudeau Says

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, said the country’s first doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine were expected to arrive next week. The vaccine has not yet been approved by the country’s national regulator.

Canada has secured an agreement with Pfizer to begin early delivery of doses of their vaccine candidate. We are now contracted to receive up to 249,000 of our initial doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine in the month of December. Pending Health Canada approval, the first shipment of doses is tracking for delivery next week. Shipments will continue to arrive into 2021, with millions of doses on the way. The large mass manufacturings will be happening into 2021. But with these 249,000 doses coming in December, we will be able to begin on the most vulnerable populations and make sure that we have the logistical, grounding and foundation in place to be able to deliver right across the country over the first months of 2021.

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