Canada To Receive First Doses Of Pfizer’s Covid Vaccine Before End Of Year

he doses will be enough to inoculate three million people. (File)

Ottawa:

Canada will get up to 249,000 doses of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine before the end of December, assuming it is approved by the health ministry, the government said on Monday.

Canadian regulators are due make an approval decision on the vaccine – which Pfizer is producing with German partner BionNTech SE – as early as this week, officials told reporters on Dec 3.

“Following successful negotiations, Canada will receive up to 249,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020, contingent on Health Canada authorization of the vaccine,” the government said in a statement.

The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it expects to receive a total of six million doses of vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna Inc during the first quarter of next year.

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The doses will be enough to inoculate three million people as both vaccines require two shots about a month apart.

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