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11:30 am

Trudeau announces in Montreal

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this morning announced two new agreements on the COVID-19 vaccine.

One is with Novavax and the other with Johnson & Johnson.

“Their most recent vaccine trials have had promising results,” Trudeau said at a press conference in Montreal. “If any of these vaccines pass the test, today’s agreement will ensure that Canadians have access to the doses they need.

Canada has signed similar agreements with Pfizer and Moderna.

Trudeau said that, combined, the agreements will give the federal government the ability to order more than 80 million doses when a vaccine is developed, with options for more.

The efficacy of all of these candidate vaccines remains to be proven. Health Canada must approve them before they are distributed.


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