Justin Trudeau has announced that 35 million COVID-19 vaccine booster doses from Pfizer have been secured for 2022.

He shared the news during a press conference on April 23 and also revealed that Canada will get an additional 30 million booster doses in 2023.

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The deal with Pfizer includes options to add 30 million doses in 2022 and 2023 along with an option for 60 million doses in 2024.

"We're happy to be one of the first countries to secure an agreement with them," Trudeau said.

He noted that the boosters will be the latest version of the Pfizer vaccine, which will "help us keep the virus under control" and that his government is in talks with other manufacturers about their plans for additional doses.