New Agreements to Reserve Future COVID-19 Vaccines

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has recently announced that the Government of Canada has signed two new agreements with Novavax and Johnson & Johnson to reserve millions of doses of the vaccines they’re developing.

The most recent vaccine tests conducted by these two companies show promising results. That’s why the Canadian government is making sure that if one of them is successful, Canadians will have access to the doses we need.

Learn more about the development of vaccines and promising results here:

Earlier this month, Minister Bains and Minister Anand announced the names of the members of the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force. The task force is made up of vaccine and immunology specialists, as well as industry leaders. Based on their advice, the Canadian government has signed agreements with Pfizer and Moderna to reserve millions of doses of a future COVID-19 vaccine.

Taken together, these vaccine agreements with Pfizer, Moderna, Novavax, and Johnson & Johnson, will provide Canadians at least 88 million doses, with options to obtain tens of millions more.

Word of the Day:

Immunology: the branch of medicine concerned with immunity (the human body’s ability to fight off infections).

More information: https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/speeches/2020/08/31/prime-ministers-remarks-announcing-new-agreements-reserve-millions-doses