August 5, 2020

Canada strikes deals for vaccine candidates with Pfizer, Moderna

Ottawa (AFP) – Canada announced Wednesday it has signed two agreements with American pharmaceutical firms Pfizer and Moderna for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines in 2021.Millions of doses will be supplied, but the vaccines are still in development while negotiations continue with other potential suppliers, Procurement Minister Anita Anand told a news conference.They will also still need to obtain Health Canada regulatory approvals before being distributed to Canadians, she said.The agreement with the American giant Pfizer concerns a vaccine candidate developed in partnership with Germany’s Bi…


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