Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that Canada has placed orders and options on over 400 million doses of coronavirus vaccine and will share the excess doses among poorer countries once the country’s population is inoculated.
Canada launched its vaccination campaign recently and has erred on the side of caution in a bid to ensure all its citizens have access to the vaccine.
During an interview with CTV, Trudeau said: “As Canada gets vaccinated, if we have more vaccines than necessary, absolutely we will be sharing with the world.”
While addressing reporters recently, the Prime Minister said: “In January, we’ll be getting 125,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine per week for a total of about 500,000 doses for the month.”
Also, Canada is expected to get 200,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine soon and receive 168,000 doses of Moderna’s vaccine before the end of the year.
Canada began its vaccination process by inoculating nursing home workers and residents of Ontario and Quebec provinces.
The country hopes to vaccinate at least three million people by the end of first quarter of 2021.