Anita Anand, Canada’s Minister of Public Services and Distribution, announced on Friday, March 26, that the United States will provide 1.5 million Canadian vaccines for AstraZeneca’s Govt-19 next week.
There are tens of thousands of doses of this vaccine in the United States, and at this point, no green light has been received from U.S. health officials. In contrast, Canada approved the vaccine at the end of February, one-fourth of which were approved by Ottawa along with Pfizer-Bioendech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. “I can confirm that 1.5 million doses of AstraZeneca from the United States will arrive in Canada by truck next TuesdayAnita Anand told a news conference. The White House announced last week that it was considering sending millions of the vaccine to Mexico and Canada.
400 million dose ordered
Canada has ordered 20 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, but the Canadian Department of Health says no delivery date has been set yet. In total, Canada has ordered or set aside more than 400 million doses of various vaccines. The country needs to get 6 million doses by April 18, which is “Number of total quantities received in the last 3 months2, clarified Anita Anand. To date, 11% of 38 million Canadians have received at least one dose of the vaccine, according to Anita Anand.
Ottawa has ordered two million doses of the AstraZeneca version of the vaccine made in India by the serum company, several lakhs of which have already been dispensed. By the end of June, the UN
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