An announcement from Ottawa was made earlier today claiming that Canada is set to receive 2 million vaccine doses in the next week. Pfizer BioNTech will supply the doses as two of their pharmaceutical firms begin to speed up deliveries out of the United States. Canada has been receiving around 1 million doses from Brussels each week since mid-March. These numbers are set to double or increase further in June.
The U.S has a provision of more doses for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, as it is in high demand across their country. Last month, U.S President Joe Biden said the U.S could share their collection of 10 million AstraZeneca shots. However, Health Officials there have still not approved those shots for use.
Demand for vaccines in Canada has increased as several provinces change the eligibility of receiving a vaccine to 40-plus. Federal Public Service and Procurement Minister Anita Anand said Canada will receive 4 million doses by the end of June. Moderna is expected to deliver a shipment of more than 1 million shots by next week.
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