Canada is getting a better picture of how many COVID-19 vaccines will funnel into the country this spring, with the federal government confirming a significant increase from Pfizer-BioNTech.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada will receive at least one million doses from Pfizer per week — between March 22 and May 10.
“That’s a million doses of Pfizer alone every seven days,” Trudeau said at a press conference.
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“That’s going to make a big difference.”
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The influx is more than double the 444,600 doses expected next week. That’s on top of additional vaccine deliveries from Moderna, expected to bring 846,000 doses the week of March 22.
Trudeau says provinces and territories have been updated with the new schedule so they can plan for mass vaccination sites.
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— with files from the Canadian Press
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