Pfizer to deliver first vaccine doses to Canada in December: PM

By: AFP      Published: 10:50 PM, 7 Dec, 2020
Pfizer to deliver first vaccine doses to Canada in December: PM

Pfizer and BioNTech will deliver the first doses of their Covid-19 vaccine to Canada this month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday.

"Canada has secured an agreement with Pfizer to begin early delivery of doses of their vaccine candidate," Trudeau told a news conference. "We are now contracted to receive up to 249,000 of our initial doses of Pfizer BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine in the month of December."

Pending Health Canada approval, he said the first shipment could be delivered next week, with millions more doses to follow in 2021.