COVID-19: Ottawa secures another 20m doses of Pfizer vaccine | Squamish Chief

COVID-19: Ottawa secures another 20m doses of Pfizer vaccine

Latest order doubles the number of Pfizer doses earmarked for Canada

The federal government has locked down another order of 20 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE.

The latest order – expected to start arriving between April and June — doubles the previous 20 million doses Ottawa had secured from Pfizer.

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“We are very confident in being able to meet the September deadline we’ve laid out in terms of getting everyone who wants a vaccine vaccinated in Canada. But obviously, if we can do it even quicker than that, that would be great news. The quicker everyone gets vaccinated, the quicker we’re going to be able to get back to a semblance of normality,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during a Tuesday (January 12) media briefing.

“On top of that, we will of course continue to work to get even more vaccines delivered as soon as we can.”

More to come …

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