Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that the CEO of Pfizer has given him the assurance that the pharmaceutical company will shop vaccines to Canada in February.
The assurance from the Pfizer CEO, cameert Bourla, came after Canada found out it would not get a single vial of the highly potent vaccine next week, as Pfizer stalled some deliveries while it tushes up its manufacturing plant in Belgium.
While talking to reporters, Trudeau said: “The next few weeks will be challenging when it comes to deliveries. That said, Dr. Bourla assured me that hundreds of thousands of Pfizer doses will be delivered the week of February 15 and in the weeks to follow.”
Trudeau disclosed that, in spite of the delivery hiccup, Pfizer still wants to meet the delivery target of four million doses promised by the end of March which is enough to vaccinate 2 million Canadians.
Trudeau’s conversation with Bourla is the prime is his first known personal intervention in delivery of vaccine.