The federal government has reached an agreement with Pfizer to buy 20 million more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
This brings the total amount of vaccine doses to arrive in Canada, in 2021, to 80 million.
With the Moderna vaccine doses, this is enough to vaccinate every single Canadian.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says we’re on track to vaccinate every Canadian that wants one, by September.
A few days ago, it was announced the government chose not to buy 16 million more doses of Moderna’s vaccine, but those doses wouldn’t have made it to Canada until late 2021.