Pfizer to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to Canada: PM Trudeau

FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Blair Gable

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc has moved forward the delivery of 5 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine to Canada to June from later in the summer, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, a day after the country paused the use of the AstraZeneca inoculation for anyone under 55.

“That will bring our total from 4.6 million to 9.6 million (Pfizer) doses for that month alone,” Trudeau said at a news conference. “Of course, that’s in addition to the other doses of the Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines that we’ll also get.”

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