The Ministry of the health of Canada approved the use of the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, as the drug “ meets strict safety, effectiveness and quality requirements,” reports to the Agency’s website.
It is noted that in the section vaccination against coronavirus, opposite the data on the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, there is an inscription: “Approved on December 9, 2020”.
The Ministry of Health stressed that initially, experts conducted a “thorough and independent analysis” of the vaccine. After that, it was found that the drug meets all safety requirements.
It is known that Canada has signed contracts for the supply of coronavirus vaccine with AstraZeneca, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna, Sanofi, and GSK (GlaxoSmithKline).
In total, the country has reserved more than 300 million doses of the future vaccine, including 20 million doses from Pfizer.
Recall that Canada purchased four doses of COVID-vaccine for each of its residents.
It was also reported that Canada announced the timing of vaccination of the population from COVID-19. The government has signed contracts with a number of companies developing a coronavirus vaccine.