Canada has seized significant quantities of Covid-19 vaccines, which the US company Pfizer announced about a week ago.
The doses are sufficient to vaccinate all citizens, according to Reuters.
And Canada signed deals to buy more doses than any other country, according to researchers from the “Duke Global Health Innovation Center” in North Carolina.
Canada is among the few rich countries that kept billions of doses before the data of the late experimental phase emerged, ensuring that it had its payload even if only one or two vaccines worked.
A Canadian government source said that his country could donate additional doses through the COVAX facility supported by the World Health Organization, which would distribute them among the recipient countries.
Kofax Web Schedule (COVAXIt is a support mechanism, initiated by the World Health Organization, to ensure that everyone has access to any medicine that can mitigate the impact of the emerging corona epidemic.
A source from Kovacs confirmed to Reuters that discussions are ongoing between Canada and other governments and organizations, to ensure equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines.
In response to a question about this issue at a parliamentary committee meeting, last Monday, Canadian Deputy Procurement Minister Bill Matthews said that Canada “will have options” if all seven suppliers of their vaccines are approved but “too early” to develop a clear plan.
About a week ago, Canada, with a population of 38 million, announced that it had entered into a contract with Pfizer to purchase 56 million additional doses of the vaccine it had developed.
A spokesperson for the General Services and Supply Administration said that this quantity of vaccines is added to another 20 million doses that the Canadian government had previously requested from the American group to reserve them for them.
The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, said, commenting on Pfizer’s announcement that its experimental anti-Corona vaccine “has proven to be 90 percent effective”, that this news is “very encouraging” and allows seeing “the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Canada also signed similar agreements with three other US companies, namely: “Novavax”, “Johnson & Johnson” and “Moderna”, as well as with “Sanofi France”, “GSK” of Britain, and “AstraZeneca” Swedish-British.