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Here's When Canada Will Get Doses Of The Newly Approved AstraZeneca Vaccine

An additional 2 million doses have been secured.
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With the approval of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Canada, there's now a delivery schedule for when doses are expected to arrive.

It was announced that the federal government secured 2 million doses of the vaccine from Verity Pharamceuticals Canada Inc./Serum Institute of India in collaboration with AstraZeneca Canada.

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The first batch of 500,000 doses is anticipated to arrive in the coming days said Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand.

In the coming months, the remaining 1.5 million doses of this vaccine are expected to be delivered.

That 2 million is in addition to the 20 million doses that have already been secured by the federal government through an earlier agreement with AstraZeneca.

Those doses are expected to get delivered to Canada between April and June.

Minister of Health Patty Hajdu said that more doses coming sooner could accelerate Canada's vaccination timeline.

There's a goal of getting doses to everyone who wants to be vaccinated by September.

Health Canada has a robust website with all the latest information on the vaccine and can answer any questions you may have. Click here for more information.

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