The US will bring 1.5 million surplus doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine to Canada next week, Canadian Procurement Minister Anita Anand launched Friday.
Washington final week acknowledged it might perhaps well send hundreds and hundreds of doses to neighboring Canada and Mexico. AstraZeneca is authorised in both countries, nonetheless is aloof looking ahead to the FDA’s inexperienced light for advise within the US.
“I will now verify that (the doses) will approach in Canada this coming Tuesday by truck,” Anand suggested a news convention in Ottawa.
Separately, Canada has ordered 20 million AstraZeneca jabs plus one other two million doses of the same system made by the Serum Institute of India.
Hedging bets, Ottawa has ordered or reserved a complete of better than 400 million doses of vaccine from seven suppliers for a population of 38 million.
To this level, handiest 11 p.c of Canadians absorb obtained on the least one shot, nonetheless authorities acknowledged vaccine shipments are anticipated to ramp up within the coming weeks.
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