Canada to receive 2M doses a week of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine until end of August | FULL
CA, 05 Jun 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that Pfizer would ship two million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine a week to Canada, until the end of August.
Trudeau confirmed the news during an update on the COVID-19 situation and vaccine rollout in the country, alongside Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand and other health officials.
The prime minister also said the government has negotiated an option for three million additional vaccines in September.
Trudeau says 65 per cent of eligible Canadians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine;
On Thursday, Canada received its largest single shipment of the Pfizer vaccine to date: 24 million doses, according to Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie, who oversees the distribution and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines across Canada.
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