Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that large quantities of COVID-19 vaccine will continue to arrive in Canada throughout the summer, with more than two million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine expected to be delivered every week until the end of August.
Trudeau said this equates to 9 million doses of Pfizer vaccine in July and another 9.1 million is expected in August. He added that Canada has also agreed to supply three million additional doses of Pfizer vaccine in September.
Supply Minister Anita Anand said more than 50 million doses of Pfizer vaccine would be delivered by the end of September.
75% of eligible Canadians have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine since the introduction of the vaccine in the country began in December.
Trudeau said the news was “encouraging”, adding that Canadians “have reason to hope for this summer and fall.”
Public health officials say COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to decline in parts of the country as vaccinations increase.
Dre Teresa Tam, Canada’s chief medical officer, said the country’s average daily cases averaged 2,300 over the past seven days, 73% below the peak of wave 3.
Hospitalizations decreased by 47%, the number of hospitalizations decreased by 31%, and the number of deaths decreased by 35%, D.re There.
Canada has administered 25 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and 2.8 million Canadians have received the vaccine in the past week alone.