Canada Will Receive First Doses Of Pfizer-Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine This Month

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services
and Procurement

Canada will receive up to 249,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this month, contingent on Health Canada authorization of the vaccine, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand announced this morning. 

These doses are part of the up to 76 million doses Canada has secured through its existing agreement with Pfizer. 

Pfizer, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the provinces and territories are working together to finalize preparations at the first point-of-use sites this week, including training on how to handle the product, which must be transported and stored at -70 degrees Celsius.

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine still needs to be authorized by Health Canada before being administered to Canadians. At this time, there are no vaccines authorized for the prevention of COVID-19 in Canada.

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.

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