Canada has begun planning to give up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries. According to a government source, it includes the previously-announced funding to the COVAX global vaccine-sharing initiative. This sharing initiative will happen once Canada’s domestic vaccine rollout is complete.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will reveal more details during the G7 Summit in the U.K. Trudeau will enter the first day of the Summit as the only leader who has not yet promised how many doses his country will donate to less wealthy nations. The United Kingdom has expected other leaders to come together and give other parts of the world access to one billion doses. In hopes that it will speed up the timeline to eradicate the disease.
Before the Summit, many countries already pledged to donate vaccines. The U.K. said the country would share at least 100 million within the next year. President Joe Biden of the United States pledged to send away around half a billion. France, Japan, and Germany both have promised at least 30 million doses within the year. Italy will donate up to 15 million doses to developing nations.
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