TRUDEAU: VACCINES WILL ROLL OUT ''AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE'' ONCE APPROVED
Dec 01, 2020
By Bob Komsic
As Ottawa’s continues being accused of falling behind on COVID-19 vaccine distribution, the prime minister’s seeking to reassure Canadians the federal government will be ready to go once Health Canada approves.
With four promising vaccine candidates under consideration, Justin Trudeau says the country’s guaranteed to receive some of the first doses of Moderna’s vaccine.
Saying she wants to clear up ”misinformation” that’s been circulating recently, Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the government’s planning for vaccines to arrive in the first three months of the new year.
Once they’ve been given the regulatory green light ”we are well-placed to begin deliveries to Canadians as soon as possible,” adds Anand.
She points out Canada’s already received 34 of the freezers needed to store vaccines at temperatures well-below zero, with another 92 to soon follow.
Between existing capacity and newly purchased cold storage, Anand says 33.5-million doses can be stored here.