It's part of an international effort to immunize the world's population. 🇨🇦
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has revealed that Canada will share a total of 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses with the rest of the world.
Speaking during a press conference at the G7 leaders' summit on June 13, he confirmed Canada will help fund the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator. This will help ensure 87 million COVID-19 vaccine doses are donated to developing countries.
We’ve come to a critical moment - together, we need to put the global community on the path to recovery and build a… https://t.co/wYzpCrKa3c— Justin Trudeau (@Justin Trudeau) 1623539617.0
Canada is also set to donate 13 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to other countries via the global vaccine-sharing initiative COVAX, bring the country's total contribution to an even 100 million.
This comes just days after U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Britain would donate 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. U.S. President Joe Biden has also committed to sharing 100 million doses.
Trudeau said the G7 leaders' collective efforts "will result in over 2 billion doses being shared with the rest of the world."
"This global commitment on vaccines is in addition to and in parallel with our vaccine rollout at home," he told reporters on Sunday.