Canadian Government Signs Agreement with Moderna for Vaccine Supply
The Canadian government recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Moderna for the supply of COVID-19 vaccines. The agreement will see Canada receive an initial shipment of 20 million doses of the vaccine, with the option to purchase an additional 36 million doses.
Moderna`s vaccine is one of several that have been approved by Health Canada for use in Canada. The vaccine was found to be 94.1% effective in preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials, and has already been approved for use in the United States, the European Union, and several other countries.
The agreement with Moderna is part of Canada`s efforts to secure a reliable supply of COVID-19 vaccines as quickly as possible. The country has been criticized for the slow pace of its vaccine rollout, with some provinces reporting that they are running out of doses. The federal government has also faced criticism for not securing enough doses of the vaccine to meet the needs of the population.
The agreement with Moderna is a positive step forward in Canada`s vaccine procurement efforts. The company has committed to delivering the first shipment of 20 million doses by the end of June 2021, and the additional 36 million doses by the end of 2021.
The agreement also includes provisions for Moderna to provide technical assistance to Canada in the areas of vaccine distribution and administration. This will help ensure that the vaccine is distributed as quickly and efficiently as possible, and that the maximum number of Canadians are vaccinated as soon as possible.
In addition to the agreement with Moderna, Canada has also signed agreements with several other vaccine manufacturers, including Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca. The government has stated that it is committed to securing a diverse range of vaccines to ensure that all Canadians have access to a safe and effective vaccine as soon as possible.
The agreement with Moderna is a positive development in Canada`s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. With the vaccine rollout still in its early stages, it is important that the government continues to work with vaccine manufacturers to secure a reliable supply of vaccines and ensure that as many Canadians as possible are vaccinated as quickly as possible.