Friday , January 15 2021

Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine: Canada secures 20 million additional doses

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Ottawa has reached an agreement with Pfizer to send 20 million additional doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.

Follow the press briefing in the video above.

“By mid-spring – between April and June – we will have enough doses to immunize up to 20 million people,” he said.

The border between Canada and the United States will remain closed to non-essential travel at least until February 21, also announced Justin Trudeau.

The Public Health Agency of Canada is due to release on Tuesday the new recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization regarding the country’s approach to immunization, including the administration of the second dose of Pfizer vaccines / BioNTech and Moderna.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also formalized his small cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday morning, which puts Minister Marc Garneau in charge of Foreign Affairs and François-Philippe Champagne, of Canada’s Ministry of Innovation.

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