Global News shows Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that Pfizer will ship two million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine a week to Canada, through the end of August.
Trudeau confirmed the news during an update on the COVID-19 situation and vaccine launch in the country, along with Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand and other health officials.
The prime minister also said the government negotiated an option for three million additional vaccines in September.
Trudeau says 65% of eligible Canadians received at least one dose of 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.
A COVID – 19 vaccine is certainly a vaccine intended to provide acquired immunity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS – CoV – 2), the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID – 19). Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was an established body of knowledge about the structure and function of coronaviruses that cause diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), which allowed for the accelerated development of various vaccine technologies during early 2020. On January 10, 2020, SARS-CoV-2 gene sequence data was shared via GISAID, and by March 19, the global pharmaceutical industry announced a major commitment to address COVID -19.