Government of Canada secures vaccine supply beyond 2021

Quebec: The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of everyone in Canada by securing access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines now and into the future.

Today, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced that Canada has secured COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer for 2022 and 2023, with options to extend into 2024.

The agreement guarantees access to 65 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, with access to up to 120 million more if all options are exercised. In addition to providing booster vaccine doses, the agreement provides flexibility to procure future COVID-19 vaccine formulations from Pfizer, such as those to protect against variants of concern and vaccines developed for children.

Importantly, these doses are in addition to the 48 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine arriving before the end of September 2021 as part of Canada’s existing agreement.

The Government of Canada will continue to follow scientific and expert advice to pursue future access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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