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Ottawa projects three million Canadians could be vaccinated by March 2021

By Beatrice Paez      

Though Canada no longer has the manufacturing ability to scale up production, the two most promising vaccines are produced using a new technology called mRNA, which is not widely available. 

Dr. Howard Njoo, deputy public health officer, says assuming Pfizer and Moderna's vaccines receive regulatory approval, more than three million Canadians could be vaccinated in the first quarter of 2021. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Ottawa has firmed up five out of seven vaccine agreements it’s negotiated to date, with efforts underway to finalize the other two to make sure vaccines get into Canadian hands, say government officials. 

Beatrice Paez

Beatrice Paez is the digital editor at The Hill Times.
- bpaez@hilltimes.com


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