Canada’s manufacturing capacity ‘factor’ in how much it pays for vaccines, says Anand
AstraZeneca has been rolling out its doses to countries at a price lower than some of its counterparts, but some fear contract details that allow it to declare the pandemic over this summer could lead to a hike in prices.
Procurement Minister Anita Anand, pictured in December 2020 with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in her tracks, says Ottawa engaged in ‘aggressive’ negotiations with pharmaceutical companies about vaccine procurement beginning last August. A September note from a PMO worker suggests the feds paid more than $8 per dose for an AstraZeneca vaccine at the time. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia