First Covid-19 vaccine shipments arrive in Canada

15th Dec

First Covid-19 vaccine shipments arrive in Canada

On the night of sunday Justin Trudeau prime minister tweeted that the flights coming with the frozen packed medicines. Canada's health regulator approved the vaccine made by US drugmaker Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech last Wednesday. Canada has contracts with six other vaccine makers and is currently reviewing three other vaccines, including one by Moderna that Canadian health officials said could be approved soon. The Canadian government recently amended its contract with Pfizer and BioNTech so that it would deliver up to 249,000 doses this month. Canada has ordered more doses than what's needed for Canadians but the government plans to donate excess supply to impoverished countries.