Saying obtaining vaccines is his No. 1 priority, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today that Canada is finalizing an exchange with the U.S. for 1.5 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In terms of the Pfizer vaccine, Trudeau said Canada will be receiving more than one million doses a week until the end of May, reiterating, as he often does during vaccine updates, that every person who wants a vaccine will be able to be vaccinated by the end of September.
Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand, the minister responsible for securing vaccines for Canada, also provided an update today.
Anand said Canada will be receiving nearly five million doses of vaccine over the next two weeks. By the end of March, the country will have received a total of 9.5 million doses.
She said Canada is on track to receive 36.5 million doses by the end of June and 118 million doses by the end of September.