Canada secures millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Federal government has entered into two crucial agreements to secure
millions of doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines, once get the approval
from health Canada.
Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand announced that
the Government of Canada has deals with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer
and biotechnology firm Moderna.
“The information we can reveal at the current time regarding doses in
particular is being kept confidential because we are taking a prudent
approach to the negotiations while we are engaged with other
suppliers,” she said, at a news conference in Toronto.
“As the situation evolves and as the number of suppliers becomes more
firm for Canada we can isolate precisely how many doses we might
need,” Anand said.
All potential vaccines will require Health Canada regulatory approval
prior to being used to vaccinate Canadians.
Canada's chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam warned Tuesday
about expecting a vaccine to provide a quick end to the pandemic,
saying they provide hope but likely no silver bullet for the novel