Canada Is Getting 20 Million More Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines & Doses Could Arrive In April

That brings the total to be delivered from Pfizer in 2021 up to 40 million.
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COVID-19 Vaccine: Canada Is Getting 20M More Pfizer Doses That Could Arrive In April

When it comes to doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Canada has upped how many will be delivered from Pfizer by 20 million and they could arrive in April.

Justin Trudeau announced on January 12 that the government has reached an agreement to buy these additional doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

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20 million additional Pfizer/BioNTech doses Canada has purchased

Trudeau said that the doses from Pfizer are expected to arrive in April or May.

He also noted that with the agreements with Pfizer and Moderna alone, Canada will have 80 million vaccine doses delivered this year.

Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand spoke that same day and said with the new doses announced, there is now a total of 40 million from Pfizer expected to arrive in 2021. 

She said that 2 million doses of that COVID-19 vaccine will be delivered in April, May or June which were originally scheduled for sometime between July and September.

Canada is on track to have every Canadian who wants to be vaccinated get a dose by September but the prime minister is hoping that will happen earlier.

"The quicker everyone gets vaccinated, the quicker we're going to be able to get back to a semblance of normality," Trudeau said.

If you're wondering how many doses have been delivered across the country, the federal government has data on that for every province and territory.  

Lisa Belmonte
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Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Trending Desk focused on government of Canada jobs and is based in Ontario.
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