The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has recently announced an agreement with AstraZeneca to procure up to 20 million doses of its COVID‑19 vaccine candidate. This agreement adds to those already reached with Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Moderna, which were made following the recommendations of the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force.
With these agreements in place, the government has now secured access for Canadians to six leading vaccine candidates.
The Prime Minister also announced Canada’s participation in the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility, a global procurement mechanism that will help deliver fair, equitable, and timely access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Word of the Day:Procure: to obtain… especially with care or effort