Canada has received the first batch of new types of coronavirus vaccines under the international COVAX mechanism. This is reported by the CBC.
General Denis Fortini, who is responsible for sorting and distributing CAVID-19 vaccines, said that a total of 317,000 doses of the Anglo-Swedish drug AstraZeneca were delivered to the country.
According to him, the received batch was produced at an enterprise in South Korea. At the same time, he added that Canada should still receive 1.6 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine by the end of June.
In total, more than 10.2 million doses of COVID-19 drugs were delivered to Canada during the pandemic.
On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities announced an outbreak of pneumonia in the city of Wuhan. The causative agent of the disease is a new type of coronavirus, which has been officially named COVID-19. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a pandemic.